Volkswagen to Integrate ChatGPT Into Their Road Cars | Announced at CES 2024 Team / Posted On - January 9th 2024

Volkswagen revolutionizes auto tech with ChatGPT integration in models like ID.7 and Passat, powered by Cerence Chat Pro for advanced voice control. Emphasizing privacy, CES 2024 showcased the collaboration for Volkswagen's next-gen in-car assistant and demonstrated a commitment to democratizing AI-driven innovation in driving.


In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive technology, Volkswagen is an automaker, which takes a leap forward by seamlessly integrating ChatGPT into its latest generation of infotainment systems. This groundbreaking integration is featured in various Volkswagen models, including ID.7, ID.4, ID.5, ID.3, the all-new Tiguan, and the all-new Passat, along with the highly anticipated new Golf. Enabled by Cerence Chat Pro, this collaboration between Volkswagen and Cerence ushers in a new era of intuitive and advanced voice-controlled interactions.

The Power of ChatGPT in Automotive Innovation

A New Standard in In-Car Assistant Technology

A pioneer in democratizing technology, Volkswagen sets a new standard by making ChatGPT integration a default feature in vehicles from the compact segment upwards. Kai Grünitz, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand for Technical Development, highlights how this seamless integration of ChatGPT and strong collaboration with our partner, Cerence, are offering drivers added value and direct access to the AI-based research tool. innovation aligns with Volkswagen's commitment to accessibility and customer value.


The Seamless Integration with IDA Voice Assistant

Nothing changes for the driver behind the wheel, emphasizing the user-friendly experience. Activated by a simple "Hello IDA" or a press of a steering wheel button, the IDA voice assistant effortlessly prioritizes and executes various vehicle functions, searches destinations, or adjusts the temperature. If the Volkswagen system can't answer a request, it seamlessly forwards it to AI, where ChatGPT, integrated through Cerence Chat Pro, provides accurate and relevant responses.

Enhanced Capabilities for a Hands-Free Experience

ChatGPT's integration goes beyond traditional voice control. Drivers can now use the IDA voice assistant to control infotainment, navigation, air conditioning, or seek answers to general knowledge questions. The AI-driven future promises even more capabilities, enriching conversations, providing additional information, and enhancing the overall hands-free driving experience.


Data Protection and SecurityVolkswagen prioritizes data protection, ensuring ChatGPT does not gain access to any vehicle data. Questions and answers are promptly deleted, ensuring the highest level of privacy. Cerence Chat Pro, leveraging ChatGPT among other sources, ensures accurate responses while maintaining security and seamless integration with IDA's myriad capabilities.

Volkswagen at CES 2024

Unveiling the Future of Automotive Interaction

At CES 2024, Volkswagen showcased its commitment to innovation by integrating ChatGPT seamlessly into the IDA voice assistant. The ID.7, in particular, boasts the chatbot based on artificial intelligence, solidifying Volkswagen's position as a leader in bringing cutting-edge technology to the masses.


Collaboration with Cerence for Unmatched Flexibility

Stefan Ortmanns, CEO of Cerence, expressed pride in the collaboration with Volkswagen, emphasizing the unmatched flexibility, customization, and ease of deployment offered by Cerence Chat Pro. The partnership aims to explore new avenues, designing a large-language-model-based (LLM) user experience as the foundation of Volkswagen's next-generation in-car assistant.


In conclusion, Volkswagen has always democratised technology and the integration of ChatGPT into its infotainment systems marks a significant milestone in automotive technology. The seamless collaboration with Cerence not only enhances the driving experience but also sets a benchmark for other manufacturers. As technology continues to evolve, Volkswagen's commitment to innovation ensures that its drivers stay ahead in experiencing the best in AI-driven automotive interaction.



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