16 décembre 2016
Le groupe BMW annonce sa collaboration avec IBM Watson Cognitive Computing
IBM annonce une nouvelle collaboration avec le groupe BMW pour travailler ensemble sur le rôle du système cognitif Watson dans la personnalisation de l’expérience de conduite et la création de systèmes plus intuitifs pour les conducteurs de voitures du futur de BMW.

Dans le cadre de cet accord, le groupe BMW va affecter une équipe de chercheurs et d’ingénieurs au siège mondial d’IBM Watson IoT à Munich, en Allemagne, et les entreprises vont étudier ensemble comment améliorer les fonctions d'assistant intelligents dans les voitures BMW.

Dans le cadre d’un investissement mondial de 3 milliards de dollars pour amener l’informatique cognitive et Watson à l’Internet des Objets (IoT), IBM s’est récemment engagé à investir 200 millions de dollars pour faire de son nouveau centre de Munich l’une des infrastructures les plus avancées pour l’innovation collaborative. BMW, qui a aussi son siège dans la capitale bavaroise, est l’une des premières entreprises à s’installer dans l’un des « co-laboratoires » industriels d'IBM nouvellement lancés. Une équipe d’ingénieurs du groupe BMW travaillera avec l’équipe de chercheurs, développeurs et consultants IBM.

Internet des Objets (IoT) et automobiles sont de plus en plus liés, les voitures évoluant d'un mode de transport à un nouveau type de centre de données mobile avec des capteurs embarqués et des ordinateurs captant des informations sur la voiture, son conducteur, ses occupants et ses environs. La collaboration entre BMW et IBM aidera à dessiner l'avenir de ce phénomène.


“Watson is transforming how people interact with the physical world – helping to create safer, more efficient and personal experiences at home, at work and on the road,” said Harriet Green, Global Head of IBM’s Watson IoT business. “With this agreement, our companies will work together to lay the foundations so that BMW’s drivers can benefit from Watson’s conversational and machine learning capabilities. Our insight shows that while the car will remain a fixture in personal transportation, the driving experience will change more over the next decade than at any other time of the automobile's existence.”

To further its automotive research and demonstrate the possibilities of Watson IoT technologies to clients, IBM will locate 4 BMW i8 hybrid sports cars at its Munich Watson IoT HQ. Prototype solutions which will run on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform will help demonstrate how Watson can enable new conversational interfaces between cars and drivers.

Watson’s machine learning capabilities offer new opportunities for vehicles to constantly learn about the preferences, needs and driving habits of their drivers, customizing the driving experience accordingly and improving levels of comfort and safety. The car’s manual will be ingested into Watson so that drivers can ask questions about the vehicle in natural language while still being able to focus on the road. The solution will also incorporate data from the Weather Company (an IBM business) as well as realtime, contextual updates about route, traffic and vehicle status in order to enrich the driving experience and make recommendations to the driver.

IBM Institute for Business Value study, A New Relationship – People and Cars

According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, "A New Relationship -- People and Cars," vehicles are becoming part of the Internet of Things (IoT) as new mobility options transform consumers’ lives and expectations. Today’s cars are evolving from a mode of transport to a new kind of moving data center with onboard sensors and computers that capture information about the car, its driver, occupants and surroundings. At the same time, conversational interfaces are enabling drivers to interact with their vehicles more naturally and, with machine learning, cars can get to know their drivers better and personalize the experience accordingly.

According to IBM’s studies, cars are increasingly becoming:
1) Self-healing: Vehicles that are able to diagnose and fix themselves and even fix other vehicles with issues without human help.
2) Self-socializing: Vehicles that connect with other vehicles and the world around them.
3) Self-learning: Vehicles with cognitive capability to continuously learn and give advice based on the behavior of the driver, passengers, and other vehicles.
4) Self-driving: Vehicles are moving from limited automation to becoming fully autonomous.
5) Self-configuring: Vehicles adapt themselves to a driver’s personal preferences -- everything from seat height and position to their drivers' favorite destinations.
6) Self-integrating: Like other smart devices, these vehicles will be integrated parts of the IoT, connecting traffic, weather, and mobility events as they move around.

IBM’s Global Momentum in Watson IoT

Globally more than 6,000 companies are tapping Watson IoT technologies and services and IBM is currently in discussions with clients to connect over a quarter of million devices to the Watson IoT cloud platform. IBM’s new global HQ for Watson IoT will feature several industry collaboratories focused on driving innovation in Automotive, Electronics, Industry, Insurance and Healthcare. It will also benefit from an interactive Client Experience Center equipped with the latest technologies to showcase the possibilities of Watson IoT in cars, buildings, factories and appliances. IBM has deep knowledge and expertise in the automotive industry with dedicated automotive practices in all major vehicle producing countries, software solutions and business consultants with deep industry know-how.


  Source : IBM
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