TomTom, an automotive digital mapping specialist, has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to enhance its mapping software with artificial intelligence (AI).
The intelligent conversational assistant will allow users to “converse naturally with their vehicles” and enable voice interaction for a variety of vehicle system functions. TomTom has adopted various Microsoft services to create the voice assistant, including its Azure OpenAI service which allows companies to use large language models (LLM).
Strong competition from Google Maps and HERE has led to this move from the Dutch firm, which incorporated a plug-in for ChatGPT earlier in 2023, allowing users to plan trips using its maps.
As the world moves towards more intelligent and better connected mobility, Contechs is currently researching and developing innovate solutions for its prestigious OEM clients through its dedicated Connected Car centre of competence.