Phones can autonomously drive cars now. We’re pretty sure this is how Judgement Day starts.
Huawei have just revealed their RoadReader project, where they have used an AI-powered Huawei Mate 10 to transform a Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle. They are the first phone manufacturer in the world to use an AI powered smart phone to drive a car.
In addition to seeing its surroundings, the modified car can distinguish between thousands of different objects, such as a cat or a dog, and act accordingly.
“Our smartphone is already outstanding at object recognition. We wanted to see if in a short space of time we could teach it to not only drive a car, but to use its AI capabilities to see certain objects, and be taught to avoid them” said Andrew Garrihy, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Western Europe. “If our technology is intelligent enough to achieve this in just 5 weeks – what else can it make possible?”
We’ll be seeing more of the RoadReader project at World Mobile Congress later this month. But until then, you can watch it in action here: