Cerence has fully integrated its Cerence Connected Vehicle Digital Twin (CCVDT) platform with VinFast’s electric vehicles. The CCVDT platform will essentially duplicate all the data generated by a connected car to create a virtual version of the car in the cloud. This virtual car includes information about the software and mechanical condition of the car in addition to location data and driver information.
In practice, this information can be used to provide drivers with a safer and more personalized driving experience. For example, the system can send a notification to the driver if it detects a problem with a vehicle (such as a change in tire pressure) or if there are dangerous weather conditions on the road ahead. It can also tell the driver that they have missed a stop sign or are otherwise driving dangerously or erratically.
The platform can also predict when a vehicle’s electrical charge will be low and direct drivers to the nearest charging point when this happens. In the future, the technology could allow people to take package deliveries on the road and enable other use cases that make driving even more convenient. For example, the car might recommend nearby parking spots, based on the style of parking that person feels most comfortable using.
“Cerence’s capabilities can analyze vehicle behavioral and operational data, overall vehicle performance and driver-specific elements to provide personalized service to drivers,” said Cerence CTO Prateek Kathpal. “Going forward, we will enable vehicle simulation and validation on the twin digital platform and test use cases and performance using AI.”
The digital twin platform can be used to deliver personalized in-vehicle services, such as music and news updates, through the infotainment system. VinFast itself is based in Vietnam and first partnered with Cerence to add voice assistants to its cars in September 2021.