General Motors, the largest car manufacturer in the world, is exploring the use of ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot, in its vehicles. The company plans to collaborate with Microsoft to install the chatbot in its vehicles, offering customers a new experience while driving. Scott Miller, GM Vice President, stated that “ChatGPT is going to be in everything” and that the chatbot could be used to program features like a garage door code or integrate schedules from a calendar. It will also help drivers to access information on how to use vehicle features found in an owner’s manual.
According to a GM spokesperson, incorporating ChatGPT into its vehicles is not just about one single capability like the evolution of voice commands, but rather means that customers can expect their future vehicles to be far more capable and fresh overall when it comes to emerging technologies. The news of GM’s plans to install ChatGPT in its vehicles was revealed by a famous news channel, which reported that the American automaker was working on a virtual personal assistant that uses AI models behind ChatGPT.
Microsoft, which recently announced a multi-billion dollar investment in ChatGPT owner OpenAI, aims to incorporate the chatbot’s technology into all its products. Among other major tech companies, Microsoft has been stepping up its efforts to integrate more technology into automobiles, including infotainment systems, automated driving, operating systems that regulate battery performance, and numerous other features.
In addition, GM collaborated with Microsoft in 2021 to accelerate the commercialization of driverless vehicles. Last year, the company also decided to bring artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process by making an undisclosed “strategic investment” in Israeli startup UVeye. The system enables diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to quickly identify damaged parts.
Overall, the decision to incorporate ChatGPT is a step forward towards vehicle modernization, allowing customers to have an amazing experience on the go. By using ChatGPT, customers will find it easier to access the information found in an owner’s manual, while also benefiting from the chatbot’s other capabilities.