The Honda ‘IH’ (Intelligent Horse) concept is the company’s entry in this year’s LA Auto Show Design competition. Honda’s choice of the horse as a metaphor for the type of vehicle we will be driving a hundred years hence is incredibly apt. Design team: Wojtek Bachleda, Taryn Dyle,Raj Rihal.
The Intelligent Horse is very smart as it is set “several hundred years” in the future. Artificial intelligence, voice recognition and even thought recognition will no doubt be far more advanced then, than they now are.
Honda has already released details of its mind-control research and that technology will almost certainly play a role in automobiles of the future.
Honda’s Intelligent Horse uses artificial intelligence to develop the personality of the car into a cross between a personal assistant and the rider/driver’s companion, with presumably quite a few autonomous and semi-autonomous technologies which sense the environment and make decisions based on what it perceives.
LA Auto Show Design Challenge
The Design Challenge has only been around eight years, but has assumed an instant credibility as Los Angeles has the world’s highest concentration of automotive design studios, with almost all of the major automakers from North America, Europe and Asia having a presence there.
Design Los Angeles provides a global automotive design forum surrounding the auto show and the design challenge is a place where trends and technologies and new thought is discussed. More than 500 designers attended last year’s event.