MG has recently unveiled the MG Astor, the price announcement of which is slated to take place in September 2021. And ever since the OEM has teased the vehicle, all eyes are on the tech onboard the Astor which according to us is simply mind-blowing. And for those unaware of Astor’s tech capabilities here’s everything you need to know about it.
MG Astor: Redefining Smart Connectivity
Each and everything about the upcoming Astor is absolutely amazing. But the USP of the SUV is the brand’s brand new Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant, which is slated to make its debut alongside the Astor SUV. Developed by the American tech giant ‘Star Design’, the Astor’s AI will take the centre place onboard the upcoming Astor, as an interactive robot much like J.A.R.V.I.S (We Hope).
Powered by ‘i-Smart Hub’, the AI assistant of the Astor will be capable enough to depict and mimic human-like voices as well as emotions and will be smart enough to share detailed information on complex topics via Wikipedia. It has been designed to not only engage with passengers but also be a great listener onboard. The AI Robot will be a platform for CAAP based services.
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The Concept of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) software is the state of the art technology that integrates tech such as Machine Learning, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, allowing users to enjoy an unmatched connected car experience. The SUV will also get subscription services onboard that will include services such as navigation, maps etc. There will also be an industry-first feature of reserving a parking slot through a head unit (powered by Park+ – selected cities to begin with) in the car.
L2 Autonomous Driving
In addition to AI Robot and CAAP Services, the SUV will also be the OEM’s first offering with L2 Autonomous Driving. This means that the SUV will be powered by a multi-purpose camera and mid-range radars that can provide a host of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) functionality. These include features such as Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Headlamp Control (IHC), Speed Assist System and much more.
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