Renault Samsung Motors releases AI-based infotainment system for SUV

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : July 22, 2019, 10:15 | Updated : July 22, 2019, 10:15

[Courtesy of KT]

SEOUL -- The South Korean unit of French carmaker Renault has unveiled an artificial intelligence-based car infotainment system which allows drivers to safely maintain their attention on the road ahead and control audio and navigation features using voice.

Renault Samsung Motors said in a statement on Monday that New QM6, the latest sport utility vehicle (SUV) model released in June, will be equipped with "EASY LINK", an artificial intelligence (AI) -based infotainment system capable of recognizing human's voice to control audio and navigation features, in partnership with KT, South Korea's largest telecom company.

"We have added innovative infotainment technology to New QM6 to provide more fun and safer driving experiences," Renault Samsung's business division head Kim Tae-joon was quoted as saying.

EASY LINK's AI system is based on "GiGA Genie", KT's AI voice assistant platform. The new infotainment system provides information about weather and stock markets as well as other car-related information including the car's manual.

KT's connected car business center head Choi Kang-rim said that the telecom company plans to continue its cooperative service with Renault Samsung and upgrade connected car services to improve consumer values.

KT partnered with Hyundai Mobis, the parts-making arm of Hyundai Motor in January this year, to develop connected car technologies and autonomous driving based on its 5G mobile communication network. Renault Samsung has secured temporary government approval to test self-driving cars on public roads.

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