Alibaba AI Labs is parterning with auto brands, including Audi, Renault and Honda to drive smart mobility in China.

Tmall Genie Auto, an Artificial Intelligence solution developed by Alibaba AI Labs, will be integrated into the automakers’ cars in China.

Owners of the three auto brands’ specific-model vehicles equipped with Tmall Genie Auto will have access to voice-controlled information and services in the near future; these include identifying nearby attractions and restaurants, booking film tickets, ordering to-go boxes, checking the status of package deliveries, reading children’s books and ordering items on Alibaba’s retail platform.

In addition, car owners with a Tmall Genie-compatible device at home would be able to monitor and control their smart-home devices from their cars in the near future, performing daily tasks such as running a status check on temperature and light, or turning on the heater and air conditioning at home.

“By providing AI technologies, including speech-recognition and Natural Language Processing, Tmall Genie Auto enables car users to access an in-car infotainment portfolio by tapping into Alibaba’s content and service ecosystem,” said Alibaba AI Labs GM, Miffy Chen.

During CES Asia, Alibaba’s B2C marketplace Tmall also announced its tie-up with Renault to roll out an electric car featuring Tmall’s cat logo on the vehicle’s exterior design. The Renault City K-ZE genie edition, also integrated with Tmall Genie Auto, will be on sale in China later this year.

Tmall Genie can control more than 100m devices from 600 smart appliance brands, offering its Internet of Things ecosystem capabilities to various sectors and user environments from home, car and hotels to nursing homes.

Alibaba AI Labs spearheads consumer AI product development at Alibaba Group.