Despite Will Smith's aversion to technology in iRobot, there's really nothing to worry about the current and near-future crop of artificial intelligence products coming our way. In fact, many of them are designed to make our lives easier. Such is the case with a future product from Visteon called HABIT. It stands for Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology, and it could wind up making your commute more enjoyable in the not-too-distant future.
The goal of this system is to learn your driving habits. From your favorite music to what temperature you want the climate system set. it's not as basic as remembering your favorite station, however, as the HABIT system monitors the type of music or station you're listening and at what time of day you're doing the listening. It will recognize if you prefer talk or traffic in the morning and classic rock on the way home from work. Additionally, it will have your climate set for you based on how you adjust it previously due to the outside weather conditions.
The system will learn from you and make your driving experience a more pleasant one. Visteon believes you will be able to experience this not just in your own vehicle either. Your information could travel with you from vehicle to vehicle. Your rental car would know what type of music you want to hear. Plus the system can scan local stations and find the music it knows you like.
Autonomous cars might not be here just yet, but it seems the intelligence of your vehicle is set to jump in leaps and bounds regardless. Your car will know more about you than you know about yourself.