Kal Gyimesi

By Kal Gyimesi on October 2, 2018

Putting “human” into the driving experience with AI assistants: part 2

Part 2: How should automakers think about engagement? Welcome to part two of the series. Today, I want to continue the conversations and focus on “engagement.” The quick answer is that “engagement” means “personalized.” There won’t be one without the other. The trick for AI assistants is to be able to effectively interact with users […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on September 26, 2018

Putting “human” into the driving experience with AI assistants: part 1

The era of voice has finally taken off in vehicles. Accelerating this trend is the proliferation of consumer-brand, AI-powered digital assistants. However, I expect the future growth in this category will be driven more by enterprise-grade assistants. These assistant will be embedded in every type of connected device, including, of course, our cars. Ultimately, I […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 16, 2018

110 years later, a conversational assistant is another step in automotive innovation

110 years ago, the first Ford Model T was assembled. In 1908, automobiles had already been around for decades. Yet they were still a novelty; expensive and out of reach for most Americans. But that all that changed when the first Ford Model T was assembled in Detroit, Michigan. It was a car built for […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 8, 2018

Automotive IBV report: Opening the garage door

As customer expectations evolve, automotive leaders must offer more than just vehicles. By providing comprehensive digital in-vehicle services, automotive leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to interact more closely with customers. This in turn means they can better understand consumer demands, and offer requirements-driven services that engender customer loyalty. In response to the changing automotive landscape, vehicle manufacturers […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 7, 2018

Automotive incumbents strike back: insights from the IBV report

Change and disruption in the automotive industry is a challenge for executives at every level of the organization. An IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report: ‘Incumbents strike back,’ explores how industry incumbents are embracing innovation to become the disruptors. In this blog, we explore the report’s key insights from automotive executives, and the IBM […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on March 15, 2018

Combatting loneliness in the aging population with #AccessibleOlli

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a report entitled ‘Loneliness and the aging population.’ At its heart was a desire to understand and address the challenges of global demographic aging trends, and one in particular: loneliness. Download the report from the IBM Institute for Business Value There are many triggers for loneliness […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on January 11, 2018

Part 4: Developing IoT-enabled Autos: a tsunami of change and leveraging the IoT

In the first three parts of this series we explained the process transformation that is taking place In IoT-enabled autos. I’ve discussed the emergence of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and the movement toward the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in modern engineering practices. The final component driving automotive development forward is the promise of cognitive systems […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on January 4, 2018

Part 3: Developing IoT-enabled autos: a tsunami of change and the journey to cognitive

In my series on IoT-enabled autos, we’ve already recognized the emergence of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and the wisdom of using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in modern engineering practices. In part three of my series highlighting the ways that automotive product engineering is evolving, we’ll examine the promise of cognitive systems. It’s the final […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on January 3, 2018

Part 2: Speeding to SAFe and developing IoT-enabled autos: a tsunami of change

Welcome back! Today is part 2 of my series highlighting the ways that  product engineering for IoT-enabled autos must adapt to new methodologies. We’ve discussed how model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is transforming product development across the automotive and virtually every industry. Today we’ll look at another big transformation: the overall speed of engineering and subsequent […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on January 2, 2018

Part 1 Developing IoT-enabled autos: a tsunami of change

Welcome to 2018! This year will see a continuation of the far-reaching transition that’s underway in the world of complex product engineering. To get you up to “speed” on IoT-enabled autos, I’ve written a four-part series. I’ll highlight the ways that automotive product engineering must adapt to new methodologies if they want to stay competitive […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on August 1, 2017

Cars that care, chapter 3: The remedy – understanding drivers

While we anticipate autonomous cars taking over on-road decision making, some technical and legal challenges may be more difficult to solve than expected. Self-driving cars will be available in about a decade, but people will continue driving for many years to come. Drivers remain a critical component of road safety. Increasingly, the overall experience in vehicles […]

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By Kal Gyimesi on July 25, 2017

Cars that care, chapter 2: The diagnosis – emotions lead to danger

As people jump in their cars every day they drive off giving little consideration to the risks they may be undertaking. Driver’s emotions can get the best of them, taking their attention away from the road and the task of driving. When you’re driving while in an emotional state, there’s a tenfold increase in the risk of […]

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