GM aims to integrate a ChatGPT-like AI assistant in vehicles, improving driving experiences and safety through voice-controlled features.

General Motors (GM) is taking significant steps in automotive technology by integrating OpenAI’s ChatGPT into their vehicles. Collaborating with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, GM aims to transform the driving experience with an advanced virtual assistant. This initiative reflects a broader trend in the automotive industry toward integrating cutting-edge AI technologies for improved user interaction.

The integration of ChatGPT is set to revamp the conventional vehicle-user interface. GM’s Vice President Scott Miller envisions ChatGPT providing drivers with comprehensive vehicle information and guidance. From understanding diagnostic lights to accessing step-by-step assistance for changing a flat tire, the AI assistant promises a leap in interactive technology. This means a big change in how drivers interact with their vehicles, going beyond just improving voice commands.

GM’s version of ChatGPT will be tailored specifically for automotive use. This “car-specific layer” of technology ensures that the virtual assistant is not just a replication of existing ChatGPT or Bing Chat models but is uniquely suited for in-vehicle contexts. The assistant could integrate personal schedules, offer reminders, and manage vehicle-specific functions like garage door codes, highlighting GM’s dedication to a personalized and intuitive driving experience.

The collaboration with Microsoft is not new for GM. The two companies have previously worked together on autonomous vehicle development using Microsoft’s Azure platform. While the timeline for the rollout of GM’s ChatGPT integration remains unclear, there’s growing excitement for a future where cars become even smarter and offer more dynamic interactions.