Volkswagen and artificial intelligence developer nVidia are collaborating to equip Volkswagen’s vehicles with AI using nVidia’s Drive IX platform.

The platform is comprised of a software development kit that taps into Xavier, nVidia’s latest AI processor which enables self-driving, creates user experiences and builds augmented reality applications. Upon integration, it activates AI-powered functions using sensor data inside and outside of the vehicle, such as facial recognition to unlock doors, gaze tracking, and windshield-projected navigational tools.

At the Consumer Electronics Show kickoff, nVidia CEO Jensen Huang and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess took the stage to discuss AI opportunities, highlighting Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz electric microbus concept as one of the technology’s early adopters.

“Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the car,” said Diess. “Autonomous driving, zero-emission mobility, and digital networking are virtually impossible without advances in AI and deep learning. Combining the imagination of Volkswagen with nVidia, the leader in AI technology, enables us to take a big step into the future.”

Volkswagen hopes to integrate nVidia’s hardware and software with its Intelligent Co-Pilot service, a voice-enabled AI in-car assistant that enables both language and gesture controls, collecting drive-specific data to customize the vehicle over time.

“In just a few years, every new vehicle will be expected to have AI assistants for voice, gesture, and facial recognition as well as augmented reality,” said Huang. “Volkswagen’s work with nVidia Drive IX technology will make that a reality. Together, we are building a new generation of cars that are safer, more enjoyable to ride in than anything that has come before, and accessible to everyone.”

nVidia is not the only company Volkswagen is partnering with to bulk up its next-generation efforts. Earlier, Volkswagen announced a partnership with self-driving startup Aurora to bolster its self-driving systems for SEDRIC, the German automaker’s Level 4 self-driving pods forming its future fleet operation services alongside shuttles and delivery vans.