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Volvo Car and Tmall Elf Smart Speakers realize cloud interaction, the boundary between smart home and smart car control is disappearing

Date:2018-10-16

In March of this year, Volvo Car China and Alibaba Artificial Intelligence Laboratory conducted a cross-border cooperation. After the efforts of the technical staff of both sides, Volvo Car successfully realized the docking with the Tmall Elf smart speaker in the cloud.  

 

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Tmall Elf Smart Speaker is an AI smart product launched by Alibaba Artificial Intelligence Lab. It can understand Chinese Mandarin voice commands. It is an intelligent hardware that can be controlled by language, and it has both cloud and various externalities. The ability of smart devices to connect to each other.

 

After the Volvo car and the Tmall Elf smart speakerrealize the cloud docking, Volvo car users can talk to the Tmall Elf at home and query the vehicle status by voice. Volvo has opened the Tmall Elf voice query vehicle window and door switch status. , remaining oil, and unlock the door, pre-turn air conditioning and other functions. The in-car features that can be voice-controlled through the Tmall Wizard will continue to expand.

 

This cooperation between Volvo Cars and Tmall Elf Smart Speakers is exciting, but not exciting. There is no reason for it. At present, many car brands can realize such interaction through mobile apps. The cooperation between the two parties is simply to transfer the scene from the mobile phone to the speaker product.

 

However, today, the cooperation between Volvo Cars and Tmall Elf Smart Speakers goes one step further. The Volvo Car Networking team has successfully extended the user's usage scene from “home to car” to “car to home”, which means that it can be realized in the car. For the Tmall Elf client to remotely control the smart homeat home.

 

This is a big improvement for the range of car networking applications.

 

In the car through the Tmall Elf client can achieve the status of the home humidity, temperature, lighting, air conditioning, and check the opening and closing status of smart appliances.

 

Including the opening of home appliances, such as heaters, air conditioners, door locks, and air purifiers.

 

When the driver drives a Volvo car for only 10 minutes from the door, he can open the "family mode" and let the smart appliances in the house prepare for you in advance.

 

Of course, to be honest, to truly achieve such a smart life scene, the home appliances in your home also need to be intelligent, and to achieve the connection with the Tmall Elf smart speaker.

 

But in the cloud era, such connections are becoming easier, and today's home intelligence and car intelligence are moving in tandem.

 

Whether it is smart homeor intelligent car, voice interaction is becoming the most important way of interaction in the era of intelligence.

 

Is there a feeling of controlling everything in the car? In the era of intelligent intelligence, cars are both a part of smart homes and smart terminals controlled by smart homes. We can even say that smart homes are part of the smart life of cars.

 

The boundaries between home life and car life are gradually disappearing in the age of intelligence.

 

The cooperation between Volvo Cars and Ali Tmall has sparked a year, and Volvo plans to apply the service to its production models next year.

 

This should emphasize this point, because the realization of the docking of the cloud means that Volvo Cars has opened more data to Ali and handed over the security of its own network to Alibaba.

 

If there is no trust, there is no recognition that the future of the Internet of Vehicles will be increasingly open, and the possibility of cooperation between the two sides will be small.

 

In this regard, the understanding of Jan-Erik Larsson, vice president of Volvo Car Group's China R&D Center, represents Volvo's openness and self-confidence in the era of smart internet. He said: "As cars become more intelligent, the level of interconnection is getting higher and higher, cars Cooperation with Internet companies will become an unstoppable industry trend. Alibaba is one of the most open and enterprising Internet companies in China, and we are very happy to reach this cross-border cooperation with Ali, which marks that we are turning the car into a future. The goal of the mobile internet ecosystem is one step closer."

 

For the cooperation between automakers and Internet companies, Zhao Fuquan, dean of Tsinghua University's Automotive Strategy Research Institute, once had a classic exposition. On September 27th, at the 2018 World Intelligent Driving Summit, he was at the key issue of Intelligent Networking. "Discussion and discussion on business model" said in the speech: "There is no single company that can solve the future industrialization of smart cars and enter the era of thousands of households, and truly realize the era of intelligent cars in the ideal. The only way is to cooperate and integrate. No one can subvert anyone."

 

He said: "The borderlessness of the automotive industry and the boundaries of its operations are becoming a contradiction. It determines that it is unrealistic for any car company to intend to eat in the era of smart Internet."

 

The openness of Volvo Cars in this regard seems to precede other automakers. In recent years, it has cooperated with Internet companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia. In April this year, Volvo Cars signed a strategic partnership agreement with e-commerce giant Amazon to provide In-car delivery to US customers. Car service.

 

After the user purchases the goods online, he only needs to send the authorization code to the courier. The courier can open the luggage compartment and put the goods into the car. The authorization code is one-time use, only the door can be unlocked, and the engine cannot be started. The safety is unquestionable.

 

On May 7 this year, Volvo Cars and Google announced the cooperation to develop the next generation SENSUS system. Volvo intends to provide massive interconnection applications and services comparable to Android phones.

 

Volvo Cars intends to make its own car truly a mobile terminal that connects big data and digital ecosystems after the mobile phone. It is also part of the hard work of many car companies today, but who can do this, many cars Enterprises often overlook the point that localization needs of Internet of Vehicles applications.

 

When Zhao Fuquan talked about why the Internet of Vehicles application must be localized, he mentioned: "In the future, when everything is connected, it must be a combination of resources. Whoever wants to be a big one will die very badly. Intelligent networked cars must develop in China. To be localized, we must cooperate with local governments. We must cooperate with more than N companies because it involves traffic safety, involves information security, involves vehicle culture, and involves infrastructure. Industry cooperation. Foreign-funded enterprises in China, intelligent network must also do in accordance with China's customs, this is the biggest opportunity for Chinese companies."

 

China's mobile payment, the depth of the 5G era, the integrity of the infrastructure for smart cars is much higher than other countries, compared with the developed countries such as the United States and Europe are not inferior, all this determines the car network in China The stability and diversification of services, as well as consumer demand for more car networking services, have distinct Chinese characteristics.

 

Obviously, the cooperation between Volvo Car and Alibaba conforms to this trend. Xie Baojun, Director of Digital R&D of Volvo Car China, said: "We are working on Google's most open and friendly ecosystem, working with Google to develop vehicles and Android. Communication and hardware adaptation; and the Chinese team is responsible for developing local applications to provide Chinese customers with the highest quality localization services."

 

Such localization is making the business model of the Internet of Vehicles clear, and whether this can bring additional benefits to automakers and increase the imagination space.

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