Embodied AI: Car

Embodied AI: Your Car Will Be Your First Robot, and It Will Do More Than Just Drive


As embodied Artificial Intelligence (AI) transitions from research labs to the real world, your first significant interaction with a robot will likely not be a humanoid figure in your living room, but rather your car. This transformative shift reframes automobiles from mere vehicles to multi-functional, AI-powered companions.

The Multi-Dimensional Role of Your Car

Your Personal Assistant

Your car will synchronize effortlessly with your digital life, providing real-time updates on meetings, optimal route suggestions, and even automated messaging to keep your contacts informed if you’re running late.

A Mobile Office

Turn idle commute time into productive work sessions. Your car will serve as a mobile office, featuring voice-activated interfaces for hands-free access to files, video calls, and email drafting.

Augmented Reality Navigator

Navigate not just roads but experiences. Augmented Reality (AR) will turn your windshield into a dynamic canvas, highlighting points of interest, displaying historical trivia, and even creating virtual road signs for a more engaging journey.

Entertainment Hub

Prepare for a transformative road trip experience. Your car will understand your entertainment preferences, curating playlists, suggesting podcasts, or even initiating interactive, car-wide games.

Why The Car Makes The Perfect First Embodied AI

Financially Sensible

You’re going to purchase a car anyway; why not invest in one that brings the future into the present? The cost of an AI-embodied car would be comparable to that of a regular high-end vehicle, making it a financially sensible choice for your first robot.

Technological Feasibility

The car’s larger volume provides ample space for the hardware needed for embodied AI features. In the early stages of embodied AI, micronization of components like batteries, cameras, microphones, and GPUs will be challenging. A car’s spacious interior sidesteps this issue.

Social Acceptance and Regulation

Cars already operate in a regulated space that is evolving to accommodate AI technologies. This makes them a lower-risk entry point for embodied AI in the public sphere, as opposed to drones or fully autonomous humanoid robots which face more stringent regulations and public skepticism.


The evolution of embodied AI is about to redefine our relationship with technology, starting with the cars we drive. Your first robot will be your car, not just a means of transportation, but a multi-dimensional companion that enriches your life in unprecedented ways. The future of embodied AI isn’t just coming; it’s already here, and it’s time to embrace the exciting possibilities it offers.

Author: John Rector

John Rector, a former IBM executive and co-founder of e2open, has an impressive portfolio of leadership roles across a range of companies and industries. In the realm of digital marketing, he has successfully led Social Media Target, ensuring its competitiveness in the ever-evolving digital landscape. He has also served operationally at Rainbow Packaging, focusing on the delivery of farm-fresh produce. John's creativity and vision for web technologies shine through at Bodaro and Palm ❤️, the latter being a graphic design studio founded in June 2023. He has also ventured into the education sector with Nextyrn, a tutoring startup that leverages AI for personalized learning experiences. His entrepreneurial spirit has also seen the founding of Potyn, an innovative project that uses AI to create bespoke art. The newest additions to his extensive portfolio include Nozeus, Infinia, Blacc Ink, and Maibly, further expanding his influence across various industries.

2 thoughts on “Embodied AI: Car

  1. Glyn Cowden says:

    Not for me. Just a ride to the stores and restaurant.

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