Meet Laura (she’s hiding inside your new Skoda Scala or Kamiq)
Clever voice assistant know-how has been one of many large issues in vehicles this yr.
These methods might be activated by speech, perceive plain language and may study your habits. They will allow you to efficiency easy capabilities like change the cabin temperature or extra advanced stuff like discovering you a restaurant by the sat-nav.
There’s Mercedes-Benz’s “Hey Mercedes” and BMW’s “Hey BMW”. However now Skoda is bringing the know-how proper into the mainstream with its personal model, referred to as “Okay, Laura”.
Presumably “Laura” is an indirect reference to Laurin & Klement, the corporate that supplied Skoda with its begin within the transport enterprise in 1925.
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Try the video above – not simply to see Laura do her factor, but in addition for a have a look at Skoda’s new child SUV, the Kamiq. The know-how is suitable with the digital structure utilized in each Kamiq and its hatchback equal, the Scala.
Scala has simply been launched in New Zealand. We’ll see Kamiq subsequent yr.
Laura can also be coming, though Skoda NZ continues to be ready on technical element to evaluate her compatibility with the native market. All vehicles with Laura enabled could have an embedded SIM card for dwell info.
The Kiwi uccent should not be an issue. Laura helps six languages and may study completely different dialects.