Volkswagen is planning to add ChatGPT support to its cars. The chatbot is planned to be added to cars in the second quarter of 2024. The company announced this at CES 2024.

ChatGPT will first appear in the company’s cars in Europe. The chatbot will be integrated into electric vehicles, as well as all-new Tiguan and Passat, and the new Golf.

Thanks to Cerence Chat Pro, the integration of ChatGPT into the backend of Volkswagen’s voice assistant will offer many new possibilities for drivers. For example, the IDA voice assistant can be used to control the infotainment, navigation and air conditioning systems or to answer general questions.

The company claims that nothing will change for drivers with the introduction of artificial intelligence. There will be no need to create new accounts or install separate applications; to activate ChatGPT, drivers will only need to say “Hello IDA” or press the corresponding button.

The company also assures that the chatbot does not receive any personal or confidential information from drivers. All dialogs with ChatGPT will be deleted as soon as they are over.

“Volkswagen has always democratised technology and made it accessible to the many. This is simply ingrained in our DNA. As a result, we are now the first volume manufacturer to make this innovative technology a standard feature in vehicles from the compact segment upwards. Thanks to the seamless integration of ChatGPT and strong collaboration with our partner, Cerence, we are offering our drivers added value and direct access to the AI-based research tool. This also underlines the innovative strength of our new products,” says Kai Grünitz, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand for technical Development.