Perhaps this may be limited to vehicles sold in Korea, but the new Genesis G70 could feature server-based voice recognition software.
Korean tech firm Kakao is working with the Hyundai Motor Group to put their server-based speech recognition technology inside cars from Korea’s second largest automotive manufacturer. Known for producing Korea’s top messaging app, Kakao has since branched out into other areas including AI tech, which will be installed in select Hyundai and Kia models starting this September.
Drivers can activate the in-car speech recognition system by pressing the voice search button on the steering wheel. One facet of this system is called ‘One Shot,’ a hands-free feature allowing drivers to search for navigational information such as restaurants, landmarks, service stations and more using their voice only.
Scheduled to be unveiled next month, the new Genesis G70 falls under the system’s September release date, meaning production models could feature the new speech recognition technology. As Kakao is a Korea specific company, the system may not be available elsewhere.
Maybe if this partnership proves to be successful, Hyundai will offer the system elsewhere or try to coordinate something similar with Google. Of course this is just wishful thinking for now.