AI Honda Web App Helps Blind and Visually Impaired People by Audio Scene Narration

Honda has developed an innovative web application utilizing AI technology to help expand the joy of the journey to the blind and visually impaired by creating and narrating nuanced real-time scenic audio descriptions of the world outside their car window.

Developed in partnership with Perkins School for the Blind’s Howe Innovation Center, the new Honda Scenic Audio app is the first AI-powered accessibility app built to enhance journeys in cars and other modes of transportation for the blind and visually impaired.

“At Honda, through The Power of Dreams we apply our original technologies and ideas to realize mobility that enables our customers to enjoy life with more freedom, more convenience and more fun,” said Phil Hruska, Senior Manager, Honda Marketing. “By creating a detailed narrative of the roadside views during a scenic driving experience, the Honda Scenic Audio app can help to open imaginations and enhance the joy of car travel to blind and visually impaired passengers.”

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