The creators call the device Dashbot «artificial intelligence» that can be added to any car
The creators of the microcomputer CHIP, which has collected $ 2 million, introduced its new development — device Dashbot. According to the developers, Dashbot — the first set to use the smartphone in the car without hands, equipped with artificial intelligence. Using Dashbot you can control the playback of sound recording, use the browser to exchange messages without touching your smartphone, using voice commands. While Dashbot only supports English.
The device is mounted on the front panel and connects to the analog audio input on-Board audio system. Food Dashbot is supplied from the cigarette lighter. To communicate with a smartphone uses a Bluetooth interface. As an option you can connect to the diagnostic port OBD-II. In this case, «artificial intelligence» will give voice error messages.
In Dashbot is an array of microphones and digital signal processor that suppresses noise. More precisely, the basis Dashbot is a variation of the above-mentioned microcomputer CHIP. Its configuration includes CPU ARM v7 running at 1 GHz, 256 MB of DDR3 RAM and 512MB flash memory. In addition to Bluetooth 4.2, a computer running Linux, supports Wi-Fi 802.11 n. To output visual information using led display. Opportunities scoreboard is sufficient, for example, to show the direction of rotation.
The intended authors of the project goal of $100,000 has already been exceeded. One instance Dashbot worth $49. Shipments should begin in July next year.