This week has been a winter wonderland for automotive AI. NADA is predicting another year of optimistic vehicle sales, while a year-end survey outlines the many ways AI is making its way across the globe. Plus, what every car shopper is looking for underneath their tree.
FROM WARDS AUTO: NADA Predicts 16.8 Million Vehicle Sales in 2019
Experts are predicting another year on the “Nice List” for new-vehicle automotive sales thanks to the steadily growing demand for electric vehicles as well as SUVs, CUVs, and pickup trucks which make up around 70% of the market share.
FROM ZDNET: AI, Machine Learning Momentum Continues to Build
Santa’s AI workshop has been busy: a recent study reports North America has installed nearly 50,000 robots this year as well as produced 17% of the world’s academic papers on artificial intelligence.
FROM MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: Nine Charts That Really Bring Home Just How Fast AI Is Growing
A new study has found AI to be at the top of everyone’s wish list, with U.S. AI-based startups increasing by 2.1X in the last three years and total investment funding for these ventures increasing by 4.5X – both significant percentages of overall startup metrics.
FROM CBT NEWS: What Are Today’s Car Buyers Looking for in Their New Vehicles?
What does everyone want under their tree? With 83% of car owners interested in forward collision avoidance features and 90% wishing for blind spot protection technology, the future of car buying favors safety features above all else.