As vehicles become more connected, built with more sensors, and designed around using artificial intelligence technology all of which could alter the ways humans interact with their vehicles according to a new report from Tractica. Information services, entertainment, and voice controlled digital assistants will become part of the norm within a connected car culture. And sensors to monitor driver habits, emotional states, and even gesture motions will become a bigger piece of newly built cars. As these vehicles become more technology based and complicated they real require more computing power within the vehicle as well as new screens, new windshields, and possibly 3D and AR technology all of which will be apart of the next generation of connected cars.
Tractica predicts the market for AI software in vehicles was valued around $462.8 million last year and will rise up to $4.6 billion by 2025. The firm believes that most of the revenue generated by connect cars will be through voice recognition apps along with apps that utilize facial recognition based off of analytics and emotion.
“For the connected car, AI-based HMI focuses on driver controls, driver/occupant monitoring/safety, and infotainment. For Level 5 autonomous vehicles, AI-based HMI focuses on occupant monitoring and infotainment,” says Principal Analyst Mark Beccue.
Beccue also went on to say that most people think the connected car market will expand quickly during the next few years and then begin to shrink. However, self-driving cars will continue to grow but much slower thanks to technology limits and government regulations before eventually taking over the connected market and becomes the majority of the vehicle marketplace. “Fast-forward several years to when humans become passengers and vehicles become moving entertainment centers in the autonomous vehicle era, and AI-based automotive HMI technologies will prove invaluable and morph into different use cases,” says Beccue.
The report also reviews the overall market's health and the conditions that are in place for more AI connected cars, including market trends and potential problems. The report, entitled "Automotive Human-Machine Interfaces" is available on the company's website.