Meet the voice behind MG Astor's AI assistant

The Astor's personal AI assistant is said to depict human-like emotions and voices.

One of the highlights of the upcoming MG Astor is the personal AI assistant. MG has now revealed the voice behind this interactive robot.

The carmaker has announced that the AI assistant in the upcoming Astor will have the voice of Paralympic athlete and Khel Ratna awardee, Deepa Malik.

Astor's personal AI assistant has been designed by US-based 'Start Design'. It sits atop the dashboard and is said to depict human-like emotions and voices and can give information about various topics via Wikipedia.

The Astor will also be equipped with Level-2 autonomous technology. It will come with features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Intelligent Headlamp Control (IHC), Rear Drive Assist (RDA) and Speed Assist System; amongst others.

The SUV is expected to be offered with two petrol engine options. These include a 1.5-litre unit producing 118 BHP and 150 Nm and a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with 161 BHP and 230 Nm.

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