SEAT, IBM to Develop Multi-Mode Urban Nav App
Volkswagen Group’s SEAT brand and IBM Corp. are collaborating on a smartphone app that helps users employ multiple transport modes to navigate through urban areas.
Dubbed Mobility Adviser, the app would use IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system, SEAT President Luca de Meo tells Bloomberg News.There is no targeted release date for the feature. SEAT also is studying whether to present Mobility Adviser as a stand-alone item, integrate it with other SEAT software or offer the app to third parties, Bloomberg reports.
Tesla Inc. has begun offering free two-week trials of its semi-autonomous Autopilot technology to owners of its Model 3, S and X electric vehicles who haven’t already purchased the system.
Robert Bosch GmbH has made an unspecified investment in DeepMap Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup specializing in mapping technologies for autonomous vehicles.
Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand plans to launch its own car-sharing service next year and is developing an integrated software control program to help coordinate vehicle sensors and autonomous driving technologies.