On December 19, 2023, in a press release from both companies, TomTom announced the creation of its own generative AI voice assistant for cars. The assistant will be powered by Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service.
Leveraging Microsoft AI technology, TomTom has developed a fully integrated AI-powered conversational in-car assistant that provides more sophisticated voice interaction with infotainment, location and vehicle control systems. With its help, drivers can “communicate” with their car. The AI assistant will help you get directions, find stops along the route and control on-board systems using voice commands, for example, increase the temperature, open windows or change radio programs.
TomTom says its unnamed AI voice assistant could be integrated into car infotainment systems from other manufacturers and will also be offered alongside its own Digital Cockpit infotainment platform.
TomTom’s AI assistant uses OpenAI’s large language models, as well as Microsoft products such as Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Cognitive Services.
TomTom will demonstrate the AI assistant at CES in January 2024.