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January 9, 2017updated 13 Jan 2017 11:22am

CES 2017: Five smart car releases with virtual assistants

All the big smart car releases that will have added virtual assistants announced at CES 2017.

By Hannah Williams

As the CES 2017 show ends, it’s clear that various announcements have been made regarding smart cars from some of the biggest tech firms.

The show brought forth many announcements from the smart car industry, with big automotive makers revealing how cars and connectivity can partner up.

With Artificial intelligence and virtual assistants becoming popular, not only in the smart home, CBR lists the top five car and virtual assistant partnership announcements from CES 2017.


Nissan & Microsoft Cortana

Following the announcement of its partnership with Renault-Nissan Alliance, Nissan also unveiled a demonstration of how Microsoft’s Cortana can improve a driver’s experience.

The demonstration showed how the addition of Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, can make driving more efficient and seamless.

Nissan announced that it plans to add Microsoft Cortana to some of its cars in the near future, with plans work with Microsoft further on its Connected Vehicle Platform. This will also utilise Azure and Office 365.

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The platform will include a selection of different pre-integrated services to help car manufacturers in building better software.

This includes Microsoft Cortana in the dashboard of vehicles, maps and navigation and also Microsoft-powered AI, which will predict when a transmission failure may occur.

Want to know what other automotive makers are to hit the market with a similar release? Click to the next page.

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