When it comes to in-car AI, the writing’s on the wall: artificial intelligence is coming, and it’s coming fast. To keep up with the pace of technological advancements, Honda has partnered with startup company SoundHound Inc., one of the industry’s up and coming developers of voice-enabled intelligence, to create a new in-car AI — perhaps even the in-car AI we’ll all know in ten years.  

That system will be based on SoundHound’s Houndify architecture. Houndify offers key advantages over other similar artificial intelligence, including Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies, which are significantly faster and more accurate than other AI tech. Inside a Honda, Houndify AI will be able to understand natural and conversational speech and voice commands, including intricate requests and those related to contextual information like your location and historical data. 

While this new in-car AI technology may sound like the premise to a 1984 sequel, the potential concerns over privacy pale in comparison to the safety and assistive advantages provided to drivers. Potent voice-enabled AI like Houndify – or should we call it Hondaify? – will make it simpler for users to do complex actions without diverting attention away from the road. Music streams, phone calls, turn-by-turn directions, sports scores, flight delays, traffic jams—all this information could be readily available without lifting a finger. A more efficient and reliable hands-free experience is the goal, and Honda is ready to set the AI bar high. 

Let’s Play the Waiting Game 

Our Phoenix Valley Honda dealers will keep our eyes on this SoundHound-Honda partnership. In the meantime, why not spend some time getting to know the current selection of new Honda models at our Arizona Honda dealerships? Fitted with high-tech tech and highly stylized style, each new 2018 and 2019 Honda is a star in the making. From the Honda Fit and Civic to the Pilot and Ridgeline, the Honda lineup is as mesmerizing as it is affordable, too.  

Find out why Honda is on the verge of a technological breakthrough by visiting your nearest Valley Honda Dealers location. We serve the entire Phoenix Valley region, including Mesa, Peoria, Avondale, Chandler, Tempe, Prescott, Surprise, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, AZ. Shop. Save. Love the car you drive. Only at your Valley Honda Dealers.  

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