Audi arbeitet mit Alibaba zusammen, um auf Artificial Intelligence-basierte Lautsprecher ins Fahrzeug zu integrieren.
Known as Tmall Genie, the speaker helps drivers find nearby tourist attractions, purchase movie tickets and even order takeout food, all via voice command. Those who have Tmall Genie-compatible smart devices at home can also heat up their room or turn on dishwashers while they are still on the way, the companies said.
Automakers are keen to find new ways to spur demand after the Chinese car market reported its first slowdown in more than two decades last year and electric vehicle makers face a winding-down of subsidies.
The upcoming smart car “allows consumers to experience a deeper connection between scenarios in their lives at home and their lives on the go,” said Guillaume Sicard, a vice president of Renault. By 2020, one out of every two new cars sold in China will be equipped with smart features and at least partial autonomous functions, according to guidelines issued last year by the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s powerful planning agency.