The Co-Pilot information is conveyed to drivers on screen in the vehicle’s infotainment center, along with audible alerts and potential mobile alerts as well.
Cerence Co-Pilot, a 2022 CES Innovation Award recipient, is not only capable of alerting drivers of expected and unexpected vehicle maintenance issues; it is also able to deliver real-time information such as upcoming severe weather conditions, then offer to put the car in the appropriate driving mode. The AI-powered technology can also suggest ordering and paying for a driver’s morning coffee when they are a mile from their favorite coffee shop.
One of the key components of Co-Pilot is the Cerence Connected Vehicle Digital Twin platform, which includes a virtual replica of the car based in the cloud, featuring all of the vehicle’s sensor information.
“Whether that’s your tire pressure, or whether that’s your open sensor in the car, or whether that’s your maintenance errors that you’re getting in the car — all that information is available as a virtual replica of that car in the cloud,” Kathpal explained.
“That digital-twin data could be used to make intelligent decisions in the cloud and push them back to the car. But that digital twin can also be used to create more contextual applications in the cloud, based on the real-time car information data which the digital twin is pulling from the car real time, but much, much more intelligently.”
The Vietnamese electric vehicle startup VinFast is the first automaker to adopt Cerence’s digital-twin solution.
“The incredible capabilities of Cerence Connected Vehicle Digital Twin are key in our efforts to creating the world’s first truly connected car that will revolutionize the driving,” Hong Sang Bae, VinFast chief technology officer, said in a press release.