September 5, 2016 | Written by: Karen Lewis
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Moving fast with Olli. From concept, to prototype, through design, out into the market, and taking orders for sales of vehicles – all in less than three months. That’s what disruptive technology is about. Olli is built by Local Motors, the start-up famous for creating the first 3D printed car. However, the brains for Olli were provided by IBM, which contributed its Watson artificial intelligence technology to the vehicle.
Together, IBM and Local Motors have produced a vehicle that does far more than simply drive a predetermined route. Instead, Olli combines the capabilities of a chauffeur, a tour guide and a technology expert to communicate with passengers using spoken conversational language. Powered by IBM’s Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive, Olli can take passengers to requested destinations, provide recommendations on where to go and answer questions about the vehicle, the journey and the surrounding environment. Learn more.
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