German Autolabs is building a digital assistant for drivers, which will make access to apps and services while on the road safer and more convenient. The Berlin-based startup utilizes the latest voice and gesture control technology, alongside Artificial Intelligence. The combination of an interoperable, scalable software platform for cognitive assistance with a retrofit hardware device democratizes the latest connected car technology – making it accessible to everyone. Founders Holger G. Weiss (former CEO, Aupeo) and Patrick Weissert (former Director Consumer, HERE) rely on an interdisciplinary team of experts in hardware and software development.
Meet Chris, the first digital assistant made for drivers. Access your favorite mobile apps by voice: the smart-design device for every car reads incoming messages or emails out loud, and listens to and sends your reply. Chris can also do more of what drivers really need: Receive turn-by-turn directions to surf the traffic, make and receive calls with the built-in hands-free, and play music from your phone while your hands stay on the wheel and your eyes stay on the road. The best part? Chris also works offline for when there’s no coverage.