There’s an old saying—a well-fitting suit—used to describe two or more things that work seamlessly together as if they were meant for each other. The same could be said about software and personalization in automobiles today.
We’ve all experienced the initial moments when we get into a rental car, having to adjust seats, mirrors, heating or air-conditioning, and of course, setting the presets on the radio or touchscreen. With future technological advancements, including AI, voice and facial recognition, this exercise to manually adjust the car to your personal preferences, will seem so archaic.
Ideally, shouldn’t the car adapt to you?
Imagine, the car senses you approaching. Through facial recognition, it will know you. As you enter the cabin, it welcomes you (“Hello, Andy!”). Your radio presets and atmospheric conditions are set. Perhaps even, upon ignition, your preconfigured startup sounds like the Starship Enterprise. Overall, the vehicle adjusts and morphs around you and your personalized desires—all configured and deployed automatically, seamlessly.