Porsche Digital, the carmaker’s technology and digital unit, is expanding its portfolio with the addition of the ‘Sounce’ digital assistant, capable of detecting background noise using artificial intelligence.
This can come in handy during processes such as vehicle component testing, as the system is able to reliably and precisely detect noise, taking the strain off development engineers.
The assistant also makes error documentation more precise and simplifies the root cause analysis process.
“With Sounce, it is possible to reliably check the noise development of load-bearing components round the clock and under various conditions. This enables us to improve the opportunities for analysis in early component tests,” said Patricia Rennert, head of Industry Solutions at Porsche Digital.
The technology is based on the principle of anomaly detection and can be applied to various areas. It can also be used in test situations where a large number of different acoustic signals make analog analysis (via human ears) difficult. With the testing phase now complete, the German brand is making this technology available to external customers.
“Developing technological industrial solutions is our core competence and therefore one of our main strategic approaches. Sounce impressively underlines the possibilities, which are offered in particular by our deep tech experts,” added Mattias Ulbrich, CEO of Porsche Digital.
Aside from artificial intelligence, Porsche Digital is also exploring the fields of blockchain and quantum computing, with the goal of digitizing relevant business processes and making them more efficient by speeding up data transfer.