Most drivers, for one reason or another, have had a case of road rage while behind the wheel. But what if your car could read your emotions?
At CES 2017, Honda will be showcasing its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. In collaboration with a company called Cocoro SB, the NeuV’s emotion engine allows the car to react to its owner’s conversations and emotions.
In a statement, Honda says NeuV will “create new possibilities for human interaction and new value for customers.”
NeuV is small and lightweight and is designed to drive through busy city streets and park in tight spaces. It has a steering wheel, which could indicate Honda thinks fully autonomous vehicles are still a ways out. However, Honda is tagging along with many other automobile manufacturers saying they’ll have automated vehicles on U.S. roads by 2020.
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Again, NeuV is a concept car at this point. Honda’s CEO Yoshiyuki Matsumoto is delivering a keynote address at CES 2017, so surely NeuV will be discussed at some length.
Honda also says it will show off a concept motorcycle “demonstrating an application of the company’s robotics technology.” This sounds similar to Yamaha’s Motobot, but we’ll have to wait and see.