While self-driving, autonomous cars are often talked about as the “headline” use case for AI in automotive, today’s reality is that cognitive learning algorithms are mainly being used to increase efficiency and add value to processes revolving around traditional, manually-driven vehicles.

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1.Artificial Intelligence: Fueling the Next-gen Automotive Industry

The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive industry is not new and AI has already made significant transformations in the automotive arena. IBM Watson’s collaboration with General Motor’s OnStar platform and Toyota’s $1 billion investment in AI-operated self-driving technology, stand testimony to the successful marriage of AI with the automotive technology. With the recent advances in AI technology, especially in the automotive realm, every stakeholder in the industry is aiming to capitalize on AI implementations in next-gen automobiles.

The following trends of the AI automotive industry prove that AI is here to revamp the entire automotive landscape:

• Assisted Driving:

The quest for self-driving cars began long back in the 1970s, but without the appropriate technology at disposal, driverless cars remained to be a far-fetched dream for many decades. In the digital era, technology has improved by leaps and bounds and with smart systems, GPS, and predominantly AI, driverless cars are almost here. Although completely autonomous cars haven’t made their way to showrooms yet, tech giants such as Google and Tesla are extensively investing in AI automotive technology and their R&D teams for the same.

While fewer companies are focusing on fully-automated automobiles, most automobile companies are taking smaller steps toward implementing AI-powered features such as collision aversion systems, traffic alerts, automatic braking, and much more.

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• Cloud Computing empowering AI Automotive Realm:

Deploying and implementing AI in the automotive arena has become significantly easier with cloud computing. The various advantages of the cloud-computing platform include big data access, data analytics, fast processing speed, centralized connectivity and much more.

Better Connectivity with the Internet of Things (IoT):

With the proliferation of IoT, industry analysts estimate that about 250 million cars will be connected to the internet by the year 2020. Newly manufactured cars come equipped with a slew of advanced technologies such as connectivity apps, smart sensors, and next-gen geo-analytical capabilities; IoT seems to perfectly fit in the puzzle as well.

• Improved Connectivity:

Automobile manufacturers are looking to better connect drivers and passengers with AI-operated systems that allow them to send and receive emails, surf the internet, and interact using smartphone applications. Today, vehicles are also offering WiFi hotspots to provide seamless internet connectivity. Automotive Industry…

2.How Connected Cars can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence Technology
Connected vehicles offer a number of benefits to the drivers such as improved performance, convenience, and safety. These vehicles leverage emerging and innovative hardware and software solutions to enhance the driver’s experience. However, cybersecurity has emerged as a major challenge for connected vehicles as internet connectivity has made these vehicles vulnerable to cyber threats.

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Cybercriminals are looking for loopholes in the security of smart vehicles to steal user data. It can also cause other severe concerns as hacking a vehicle will allow remote access to the hackers, which they can use to inflict physical harm to the driver of the car. Vehicle companies need to offer efficient cybersecurity solutions that can quickly detect and alert the users and the company about any potential threat to the vehicle.

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In recent years, much vulnerability in the connector car sector has come to the fore. Research by Tencent Keen Security Lab found more than ten vulnerabilities in the connected BMW cars.

Although any bad actors have not exploited these bugs, these vulnerabilities can be used to accomplish many malicious activities like theft of personal information, ransom, terrorism, and many others. Additionally, connected cars are garnering more attention from the cybercriminals as these cars act as a crucial component for the global supply chain management. Artificial Intelligence Technology…

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