BMW Developing Navigation System that Predicts Your Destination
The new system is named ILENA, which is short for Intelligent Learning Navigation, and is able to provide a logical list of places where it thinks you are going. The system works by monitoring and recording you diving habits and destinations that you frequently visit. After compiling the data, the system can actually guess where you are heading every time you start your vehicle.
According to BMW, the system has shown to be accurate about 80% of the time, and this is just the beginning. Once the system has been used for a year or more, they expect the accuracy to be closer to 90%.
The system is also able to take the data is stores and optimize the vehicles performance for a specific destination. Overall, the whole process should offer a 5% to 10% increase in fuel economy.
The real question concerning this kind of technology is whether people will be willing to give up their privacy for a few extra miles per gallon.