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Most modern cars offer voice and touchscreen technologies to adjust vehicle climate, find a route to your destination, or control your radio. Now, automotive supplier Visteon has developed a system that does all of that for you. Named HABIT (Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology), the infotainment system uses artificial intelligence to learn a driver's behaviors, preferred temperatures, and music choices to create a more intuitive driving experience.

As seen in the video above, the system will continuously learn a driver's preferences and combine those preferences with other factors, such as time of day and outdoor temperatures, to make certain automatic adjustment on the driver's behalf. For example, if you use your heated seats on days that are below 40 degrees, HABIT will automatically heat your seats when the temperature passes that threshold.

HABIT can also learn a driver's taste in music, even if you are away from the vehicle, by accessing your phone or tablet's playlist.

"The goal of HABIT is to become an experience that improves each time the driver uses the ever-aware system," explains Visteon innovation manager Shadi Mere. "The HABIT cockpit concept demonstrates how your car can learn and grow with you over its lifetime."
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Visteon Cockpit Concept Learns the Driver's HABIT

System understands driver's personal preferences to deliver a more meaningful experience behind the wheel

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 17, 2013 - Would you like your vehicle to suggest a different route to or from work when there are unexpected delays on your regular course? What if your vehicle's cabin temperature adjusted automatically based on your preferences and the outside temperature?

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has developed a unique cockpit concept that offers these solutions and others by incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver an enhanced driving experience. Visteon's Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology (HABIT) system employs machine learning algorithms that are cognizant of the specific driver and the surrounding environment.

The HABIT system continually learns as it processes a driver's selections of climate temperatures, radio stations, phone call tendencies and other unique behaviors depending on the outside temperature and time of day. It factors in the individual's historical inputs to present a human-machine interaction (HMI) that is customized for the driver. The system also learns the driver's tastes -- even when he or she is not in the vehicle. For example, HABIT registers activity like music that the driver has listened to using his or her on-line music library or Internet radio.
"The goal of HABIT is to become an experience that improves each time the driver uses the ever-aware system," said Shadi Mere, innovation manager at Visteon. "With vehicle manufacturers striving to deliver a more personalized driving experience, the HABIT cockpit concept demonstrates how your car can learn and grow with you over its lifetime."

During a recent research clinic, more than 70 percent of survey respondents had a positive initial reaction to the HABIT concept. Respondents liked the anticipatory learning of the system and the natural voice interaction, combined with voice shortcuts, which aligned with their expectations of voice commands similar to the ones on their smartphones and other devices. Visteon's cockpit concept incorporates high-end graphics and animation designed to improve interaction with mobile devices.
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Ron Wizard

Unless you do a lot of driving, most people are only in their cars minutes of each day. Com'on!, let solve bigger problems with that brain power. Was a brain scan done on the person/s that programmed the artificial intelligence feature to see if he/she/they were of sound mind?

May 21 2013 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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