Although artificial intelligence (AI) is nothing new, it is generating significant interest in 2023 due to the controversy surrounding ChatGPT. The creation of this technology dates back to 1943 when Warren McCulloch and Walter Pitts presented a new model of artificial neurons. Over these 80 years, this technology has developed significantly and is already applied in most sectors. Moreover, according to the Global McKinsey Institute, this revolution can generate positive aspects for both businesses and the economy. However, how will mobility change with the arrival of AI?
The automation of tasks could lead to productivity growth between 0.8% and 1.4% per year, which could result in a revolutionary transformation of sectors as crucial as communications, transportation, or healthcare. Specifically, the transportation sector will undergo changes in the production, design, marketing, and presentation of vehicles.
Where can AI be implemented?
Artificial intelligence has a place in all sectors. Its impact will bring great advances thanks to the data currently available to companies. Despite having the highest amount of data possible at the moment, it is not being exhaustively utilized, and as a consequence, all possible benefits are not being obtained. The use of data can involve the following points:
- Quick problem resolution thanks to the digitization of information.
- Business growth.
- Development of the productive fabric of businesses.
All these positive elements also adapt to mobility companies, which are currently working to develop a safer, more comfortable car adapted to technological advances. Furthermore, this daily work can translate into safety for the driver and even greater growth in this sector in terms of autonomy, traffic, maintenance, and logistics.
We already have some elements that provide autonomy to vehicles, such as cruise control or autonomous parking systems, but with artificial intelligence, a further step will be taken. The car will be able to make decisions without the need for human intervention. Accessibility to data will result in a decrease in accidents. Thanks to learning from accidents, preventative measures can be implemented. Data such as road conditions, weather, or local traffic will provide drivers with information to avoid accidents or consider specific circumstances. Cars will also be able to detect the driver’s level of fatigue and recommend a break.
The improvement of traffic will be one of the great advantages for drivers since it can be monitored in real-time to make decisions that improve traffic flow. Even traffic lights can be controlled, or alternative routes redirected.
AI will not only have an impact on the use of the vehicle but also in the manufacturing and maintenance process, significant improvements will be made, such as an alert for service reminders or communication about any errors in the car. With greater prevention and improved vehicle maintenance, costs will be reduced, and the driving experience will be enhanced. The revolution in mobility has already begun, and its benefits are infinite in providing drivers with greater safety and experience over the years.