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Saturday, July 30, 2016

The car that can read emotions is being built by Honda and Softbank

Japan's leading car manufacturer, Honda along with one of renowned software companies named Softbank Group are partnering on making the vehicle with an artificial intelligence that can actually talk to and assist drivers in a way designed to foster more feelings of friendship between human and car.
(Pictured: the iconic Kitt, a smart talking car from television's Knight Rider series) In the near future such smart car will be launched by Honda in collaboration with Softbank. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cdSs8)
As quoted from Leftlanenews, on Monday, July 25, 2016, the smart car thought capable of reading the driver's mood based on sound vibrations and other data were captured using sensors. While the driver's movements can also be read using a camera that is fixed directly to the driver.

With that information the smart car will be able to offer advice in a situation when the driver was in a state of fatigue during long trips or less excitable in a traffic jam. Currently the car's development is underway, but Honda and Softbank have not confirmed, when is the smart car be launched.

While this may seem frivolous, both Softbank and Honda have already developed actual robots that can converse and react to human emotions. Softbank's has been building 1,000 Pepper robots a month since July 2015. Each batch has sold out in under a minute. 

Meanwhile, Honda's has been developing its own robot since the 1980s. The current iteration is called ASIMO and has been focused more on humanoid motion, though it also has facial expression recognition abilities. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LEFTLANENEWS]
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