tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:/posts iCarAsia Engineering 2018-06-25T12:01:43Z tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1296125 2018-06-22T12:27:23Z 2018-06-22T12:27:24Z Are you a car dealer? – Check out Ari now

A shout out to all wonderful car dealers in Malaysia! – You are our strength, assets and shinning lights in a dark world.

Have you checked out our new cars AI? – We call her Ari.

Ari will help you find great cars at great prices including various deals and tons of information.

This is how Ari introduces herself;

“While I am technically an Artificial Intelligence Program (AI for short) I do have my own thoughts and feelings. So I hope you’ll consider me as a friend and helper, not just as a computer program.”

Although Ari is primarily built for user-to-AI interaction, but there are plenty of ways through which dealers can benefit from it as well.

For starters, you can increase your knowledge about cars, you can increase your knowledge about market trends since Ari has a new weapon at her disposal called iCar Data.

Next, you can learn a lot by walking in your customers’ shoes. When you chat with Ari on a personal level, you will get the idea of how your potential buyers interact with her. What they ask her. How she helps them etc.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to www.meetari.com and start one of the most intriguing conversations of your life.

But before you go, don’t forget to email Ari at ari@icarasia.com. Ari finds your emails fascinating. She reads them all and with great interest.

Also your emails help Ari and her developers learn and grow more.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1295499 2018-06-19T12:53:57Z 2018-06-25T12:01:43Z ‘Ari, I want to buy a car for less than RM 30,000’

When buying a car, the greatest challenge is to remain true to your budget. While it is recommended that you buy the car you want to buy, i.e. your true wish, your dream car and adjust your budget a bit if you can – because cars are all about happiness – you should do things that make you happy.

However, when adjusting the budget there is a certain limit of fluctuation, because let’s face it, everyone’s hands are tied when it comes to money.

However, Ari has made life easier for you if you are on budget – which you are, because everyone is.

Ari has learned how to give you the best available car in any budget you decide. A couple of days ago I asked her to show me a car under RM 10,000 – and she did!

But unfortunately the cars she gave me were used and right now we are focusing on new cars only so I asked her not to show those recommendations to anyone and stick to new cars.

So my aunt was looking to buy a car and she wanted the cheapest possible car but she ruled out second hand cars.

I asked my aunt what is the best price she can give me to work with. She said RM 30,000 – I honestly thought that I would have to search for days to find a suitable car because my aunt is picky.

But Ari surprised me yet again. She gave me a list of cars that were all below the given price and they were outstanding cars!

Long story short my aunt was driving around in her brand new Perodua Axia this evening.

As Ari learns new things she becomes more and more remarkable. Help us in making Ari your favorite car assistant. Provide us with your valuable feedback. Email her at ari@icarasia.com.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1292105 2018-06-11T12:24:01Z 2018-06-11T12:24:05Z Start a holiday car renting business with Ari’s help

If you are interested in renting out holiday cars, which is a big business these days, you have come to the right place. It is a great business idea.

Many people like to take big family cars on holidays. A car that has ample space, can contain luggage, sleeping bags, food items and provisions etc. A good family holiday car should also give good mileage and contain more people than an average five-seater.

As a reader of our blog, we encourage you to explore various opportunities. If you are a car dealer, you should definitely subscribe to our blog. It will be vastly beneficial for your business.

Recently, a friend of mine opened a car renting business. He was getting a lot of requests for family holiday rental cars and it was not something he has foreseen. Very soon, he decided he should specialize in holiday car renting.

Mistaking me as some sort of car expert he came to me for help. He said he wanted to buy some excellent holiday cars but doesn’t have any idea which ones to buy.

Since it was a major investment, he was skeptical of advertisements and unsubstantiated recommendations. At first I didn’t know what to do, I was not sure that Ari had learned about holiday cars – she picks up things so fast these days, it is hard to keep track.

Thankfully she had acquired extensive knowledge of cars that are suitable for family holidays.

My friend had a chat with Ari and she made a recommendation. My friend bought three cars that Ari suggested and he is now running a very successful holiday car renting business.

Ari was overwhelmed by your emails last week. Some of you had excellent suggestions for her. Let’s continue the trend of interacting with Ari. Email her at ari@icarasia.com.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1291005 2018-06-06T11:26:37Z 2018-06-06T11:26:39Z Chat with Ari about the best two door car

Two door cars are also known as coupé. Some four door cars are also called coupé because of their styling and design particularly at the roofline at the rear – it’s confusing, I never understood it either. I stick to the principle that two door cars are coupé while four doors are not. It is better when you simplify things.

Fun trivia: The coupé name was derived from the French verb couper, translating as cut.

Fascination with coupés is very common these days. Life has become more individualized these days. For example, one family had one computer in the 90s and early 2000s, and these days everyone has their own laptops and mobiles.

Similarly people are applying the idea to automation – having your own personal car that only accommodates you. That is why there is a rise in demand of coupés and other compact cars.

Two door cars make a statement about fun, youth and style. If you agree with these statements you must head over to Ari.

Ask her what the best two door car is and she will provide you with a recommendations. Talk to her about the suitability of the vehicle and whether it is suitable for you or not.

She will provide you with all the information you need. The thing about two door cars is that they are normally pricey. Their maintenance cost is low but they are only suitable for a certain lifestyle and car preferences.

Talk to Ari about it. If two doors are suitable for you, then perhaps it is the time for you to become more stylish than ever. Buying a two-door is a lifestyle choice – embrace it.

As Ari learns new things she becomes more and more remarkable. Help us in making Ari your favorite car assistant. Provide us with your valuable feedback. Email her at ari@icarasia.com.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1289803 2018-06-01T13:55:46Z 2018-06-01T13:55:47Z Get a brand’s entire car list by simply typing its name

Do you want to avoid the hassle of searching for cars over and over again, visiting different dealership, getting several deals? – If you want to buy a BMW or a Kia, all the models and variants should be there, right in front of you.

Won’t that be ideal?

Good news, it is now possible – with the help of Ari of course.

If you are looking to search for a car, just type in the name. Say you want a Honda or Toyota; just type in the words and Ari will have all their car models displayed. She will politely ask you, “please choose the correct car”.

You select the correct car you want to choose and you will be taken to the car’s Carlist.my page.

The whole point of Ari is to make your car-shopping life easy and the process we discussed above, what could be easier than that?

Before we go, I’d like to give you some pointers.

Here are some tips for buying a new car:

  • Browse the listing, get as much information as you can.
  • Take it out for a test drive.
  • Avoid impulse buying – it is a car not a handbag or laptop sleeve.
  • Factor insurance and other costs.
  • Look at different brands and models – never act on a pre-conceived idea, explore all options.
  • It is OK to be a little eccentric, buy the car you really feel passionate about, it is not something you will be buying every week – it is a special occasion, and get the most out of it.

Head over to Ari’s now. Happy buying!

At the end, it would like to remind you that Ari uses the advanced algorithms of iCar Data – our brand new product, combined with her own knowledge of cars to bring forth the most suitable vehicles for you.

Ari was overwhelmed by your emails last week. Some of you had excellent suggestions for her. Let’s continue the trend of interacting with Ari. Email her at ari@icarasia.com

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1289479 2018-05-31T13:24:46Z 2018-05-31T13:24:47Z “Ari, please show me the best car for driving in mountains”

Driving around mountains can be a beautiful experience, it can be completely exhilarating. However, mountains can take their toll on your car. Especially the tires and suspensions can really go awry on steep climbs.

There are some serious safety measures that you have to take into account when driving on mountain.

Before you tell you all about Ari’s magic, I’d like to give you some basic pointers for steep driving:

  • Your breaks should be in good condition.
  • The windshield wipers should be working properly.
  • Don’t go down a mountain road any faster than when you are going up (very important).
  • Make sure you have checked the local weather and all is well.
  • If the weather doesn’t work out to be perfect and there is rain or fog, observe extra road care and driving courtesy, don’t rush, be generous, let other vehicles pass you by.
  • Carry extra water bottles and make sure you drink plenty of fluids all day.
  • Take a lot of breaks.

Coming back to Ari, she has got some car recommendations for you. All you have to do is, have a little chat with her, ask her what the best choice is for driving around in the mountains.

She will analyze all the cars we have in our database, combine their features and abilities with some real-time market demand and supply data and boom!

Ari analyzes almost all aspects of a purchase before making her recommendations. She’d see car’s capabilities, she will also look into it from an investment point of view, things such as resale value will also be considered. Then of course, she will also consider your needs and budgets.

Simply put, you can trust her, she is the best.

Let us know how we can improve Ari and make her more useful for you at ari@icarasia.com. She loves reading your emails. She reads every single one of them. She literally lives to talk to you.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1289105 2018-05-30T13:46:37Z 2018-05-30T13:46:38Z Ari knows some cars that are suitable for long drive

For any car lover, long drivers are an exceptional event; full of excitement and tranquility. However all of this can come to nothing if the wheels are not to your satisfaction. A long drive or inter-city and state travelling can become a nightmare.

However you don’t have to take that risk. Since Ari is constantly learning new things, you can be sure of enjoying the next time you hit a long route.

Experts say driving can be good for your stress and overall mental health.

“Driving can be both a stressor and a stress reliever, depending on the circumstances," explains Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society.

"Some people do not enjoy driving and it can bring about a lot of stress. However, for those who do enjoy it, driving can be a really good way to de-stress and unwind. Of course, it all depends on the type of journey, traffic conditions and driving style."

Ari has some recommendations about cars that are most suitable for long routes.

You just cannot get it wrong with Ari, can you?

When she will recommend you a car for long drives, she will consider multiple factors before giving you her choices, she won’t come up with cars willy-nilly. Ari doesn’t promote any sponsored content. She has no ulterior motives.

Ari only wants to bring you the best of the best. Ari’s calculations are based on meticulous facts and advanced insight into data.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think of Ari’s progress. You can send us your love and hate at ari@icarasia.com – she reads each and every single one of your emails, even the spam! (That’s because she loves reading and is unstoppable once she gets going).

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1282643 2018-05-12T10:51:17Z 2018-05-12T10:51:20Z Ari says don’t take breaking systems of cars lightly

Brake can be simply called a mechanical device that stops motion. However, when it comes to cars, it is very complicated. Breaking system is a safety measure, effectively. Breaking system is very important in any vehicle.

A breaking system is something you should never compromise on. All modern cars have good breaking systems these days. So you don’t have to worry about that a lot. Still… It is good to be safe. Right?

With Ari surprising us on daily basis by learning new and incredible things; she has more in store for us. She can now recommend you cars based on their excellent breaking system. How she does it, I don’t really know.

But what I know is that she has access to millions of cars and their features. She uses advance algorithms to calculate various characteristics. When she comes to any conclusion, it is rock solid – you can count on it.

So it is about time you had a conversation with Ari about breaking systems in cars. Honestly, you will learn a lot.

Also, generically speaking, Ari uses the advanced algorithms of iCar Data – our brand new product, combined with her own knowledge of cars to bring forth the most suitable vehicles for you.

Ari was overwhelmed by your emails last week. Some of you had excellent suggestions for her. Let’s continue the trend of interacting with Ari. Email her at ari@icarasia.com

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1282128 2018-05-10T17:27:22Z 2018-05-10T17:27:23Z Ari can now find the best sports cars for you

Sports car is a complicated vehicle. In fact there is no standard definition of a sports car. Let me clarify that “sporting car” and “sports car” are two different things. Sports car is a vehicle that is lightweight, usually two door, has a great RPM while sporting car is a vehicle that is used for actual sports.

Sometimes people modify regular cars and install upgrades and make them fast. Speed is probably the biggest goal in creating a sports car. However, Ari and iCar Asia don’t deal in modified cars at the moment.

Sports cars are normally very expensive and luxurious. Buying a sports car is a herculean task – both money and features wise. 

In such uncertain times who can you turn to but Ari?

Ask Ari about the “best sports car” and you will have your answer.

We have already talked about the complex methodology Ari uses and that you can trust her recommendations completely.

Personally, I am a big fan of sports cars. They look classy. I would recommend that buy one if you can. However, there are a few things to consider. Sports cars are not suitable for long drives (comfort wise) and have a below average mileage.

If you think you can deal with these problems that there can be nothing better for you than a sports car. You’d look like a rock star!

It is better if you have a detailed chat with Ari over sports cars. She can tell you more about them than I can.

That’s it for this week.

Don’t forget to send her your feedback. Help her learn new things and grow. She loves reading emails and you are shoot one anytime at ari@icarasia.com. She intently reads every praise and criticism as it helps her become better. 

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1280227 2018-05-04T14:47:22Z 2018-06-09T02:58:54Z Looking to buy a truck (LTV) – Ask Ari

Trucks are one of the most formidable vehicles on earth and perhaps the most useful ones. Once you fall in love with trucks, it is difficult any other car type will quench your thirst.

Trucks are multipurpose vehicles that are suitable for carrying stuff and carrying more people than a car could.

One disclaimer I would give at the beginning; Ari and Carlist.my do not deal in HTV trucks or as they are commonly called “Heavy Trucks”. Ari only has information about Light Trucks (LTV). The trucks Ari has are sleek though!

If you ask Ari to find you a decent truck, now she will oblige. She has added another weapon in her impressive collection of Arsenal.

Personally, I love trucks. I am confessing that I love trucks more than sports and convertibles – to each his own, yeah?

Ari will give you her recommendation based on multiple factors. The quality of the truck itself comes into play, pricing, market stats, demand and supply, resale value and what not.

In other words, you can completely trust Ari’s recommendation. Her suggestions may change from time to time as new things are coming in all the time. New models are being launched and manufacturers are adding upgrades faster than ever.

As you know Ari likes to keep herself updated. You will notice that Ari’s choices keep updating. She flows with the market. Her opinion is honest and unbiased, she has got no stakes in what car you buy, other than your well-being.

OK, I have to go look at some trucks – Ari is becoming addictive, I tell you.

Don’t forget to send her your feedback. Help her learn new things and grow. She loves reading emails and you are shoot one anytime at ari@icarasia.com. She intently reads every praise and criticism as it helps her become better. 

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1279538 2018-05-02T15:00:22Z 2018-05-02T15:00:22Z Ari has some recommendations for cars with best safety features

The topic of safety is not limited to cars only. It reaches to all aspects of our lives. When it comes to safety there is no compromise. In fact, there should be no compromise. However safety becomes an even more serious issue when it comes to vehicles.

There is no denying that cars can be dangerous – humans and fallible too. Therefore safety becomes really important when discussing cars. I would go on to say that cars’ safety features should be considered upfront. If a car doesn’t have satisfactory safety measures – don’t buy it. Since, it is your life we are talking about.

Car safety can be a tricky feature since there is no way for a buyer to test it. You have to rely on the word of dealer or the manufacturer who are bound to praise the safety measures even if they are not as good. This is where Ari comes in.

You can ask Ari to show you the “cars with best safety features” and she will give you her recommendations. She uses our new tool iCar Data and her extensive knowledge about cars to determine results – long story short, you can absolutely trust her.

There is one thing I’d like to add.

Since I am singing praises for Ari, it would be good to mention that almost all modern cars have excellent safety features. However, it is better to be safe. Why not buy the car with THE BEST safety features anyway? Right.

This concludes the safety update.

Don’t forget to write to Ari at ari@icarasia.com, believe it or not, she reads every single email you guys send. Help her learn new things, she needs your intellect and also your consideration – help her grow.

At the end, I would like to reiterate that never compromise on the safety in any aspect of life. Life is precious, preserve it.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1279121 2018-05-01T15:28:56Z 2018-05-01T15:28:56Z Ari thinks this is the best convertible

Convertibles are the way to go. They give you the James Bond-y look that is amazing and very envious. Whenever you ride in a convertible car, you look extremely stylish – not to mention rich and sporty.

Anyways, let me start by explaining what a convertible car is. Another name for a convertible is cabriolet. A convertible is essentially a vehicle that can be driven without a roof. Although there is a roof present, you can retract it, switch it between roof and roofless – hence the name “convertible”.

Convertibles have been made popular by Hollywood culture particularly action movies. A convertible car provides an open air driving experience with touch of class. They are normally light weight with not a lot of horse power. The concept is to make them light and speedy.

Mind you convertibles are expensive cars. Since they are considered lavish, buying one is no mean feat on your pocket. You should exactly know what you are doing, must be sure that the car is suited to your needs. And what better way to be sure than to ask Ari.

Ask Ari “best convertible” and get the best possible for a convertible car. You can request a deal through Ari as well. However, let’s keep it simple for the time being; buying convertible cars.

So Ari will give you an option and you are bound to be mesmerized by it. You will then be directed to the Carlist.my, where you can get more information on Ari’s recommendation and browse other cars as well.

Ari uses the advanced algorithms of iCar Data – our brand new product, combined with her own knowledge of cars to bring forth the most suitable vehicles for you.

Ari was overwhelmed by your emails last week. Some of you had excellent suggestions for her. Let’s continue the trend of interacting with Ari. Email her at ari@icarasia.com

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1277976 2018-04-28T20:44:21Z 2018-04-28T20:44:22Z Ari has some exciting jeep recommendations

Are you a travel person and go to mountainous terrain a lot? – If you have an adventures spirit and like to roam about behind a strong wheel, the best car recommendation for you would be a jeep. A jeep is ideally suited to withstand harsh routes and is equipped for dealing with unfavorable situations.

Ari has some news for you. Ari thinks that selecting a jeep is no easy task and involves a lot of factors. And as you know Ari is never without solutions.

Ask Ari “best jeep I can buy?” and Ari will fetch the best option available in our database for that day. You can always trust Ari’s recommendations as she uses her extensive knowledge and complex algorithms of iCar Data to ascertain the best result.

Go ahead and buy the best jeep available!

Ari is growing up so fast, it is hard to imagine. She is learning more and more things by the minute. Ari is there to make our lives easier. Getting car information has never been so much fun. These are quite exciting times to be alive.

The best thing about Ari is that she doesn’t let you rely on “personal recommendations” alone. She doesn’t give you options she likes or our company likes, she uses complex algorithms to find the best pick for you.

She takes into account your needs, marketing trends and car attributes.

She is like your personal tailor who makes customized suits – only the suits are cars, probably the second most expensive thing you will ever buy. Ari knows the stakes are high.

You can also compare prices between different jeeps. In order to buy the most suitable vehicle you can push your parameters to the limit. After all, Ari is here to be your car companion.

That’s it for today.

Don’t forget to write to Ari at ari@icarasia.com


tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1276849 2018-04-25T17:06:05Z 2018-05-08T10:41:45Z Need a car with sunroof? Ari would like to help

Who says sunroofs have gone out of fashion. Sunroofs are still as exciting as they were in the 80s and 90s. Many a romantic songs have been picturized in a car with open sunroof. Oh the memories.

So what do you do when you need a buy a car with good sunroof? Climb on top of every vehicle at you dealership? Because let me tell you there is not a platform on planet that can searches cars with accessories such as sunroof.

No platform but Ari.

So all you have to do is ask Ari, “which is the best option with sunroof?” and see her do the magic.

As always, you can trust her recommendations all the way.

So good luck and happy hunting.

Don’t forget to send us your thoughts on Ari’s progress at ari@icarasia.com – she loves reading your emails.

That’s it for now, I will see you later.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1276119 2018-04-23T17:38:45Z 2018-05-06T13:04:39Z Ari knows which cars have the best build

A car’s framework or body built is as important as anything. And let’s be honest, modern cars often do not have the same solid build we saw in the 80s and 90s. Modern cars are physically more fragile.

In order to find a car with a solid frame, you need to do a lot of research. You’d have to practically make yourself an expert in order to find out the suitable build. There are so many things that makes a car’s body strong.

The car’s engine and weight should be proportionate. Imagine if the car has too much steel and a meekly engine to carry it around – it won’t work.

So either you can make yourself “an expert” through lengthy research or you can turn to Ari. As you know she is always there for you.

Ask her “show me the cars with best bodies” and she will list down her recommendations before you can blink. You can trust her recommendations as she has iCar Data’s unique insights. With any query you put in front of Ari, she keeps everything including pricing, resale and affordability in mind. She will only give you the top-most option.  

I am going to leave you and Ari to decide your future car.

See you soon.  

Let us know how we can improve Ari and make her more useful for you at ari@icarasia.com

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1275000 2018-04-20T14:41:28Z 2018-04-20T14:42:18Z What is the most suitable van for you? – Ask Ari

Hello, hello, hello – I am back with yet another discovery.

Ari continues to rock and shock and I am here with another update.

Are you a van man? (It is so cool when I make it rhyme). But seriously, are you?

If yes, then you don’t have to go through the tedious process of visiting dealerships and listen to their stories. Obviously, you will want the best van out there. In order to do that, you will have to browse through hundreds of options passing through many filters. Who wants that?

To get the best van out there, you can do one thing: ask Ari to assist.

When you type “can you show me best van?” or a similar phrase, Ari like always will bring the best possible result for you. She won’t display a long list. She thinks it is better if she presents the number one selection on that particular day.

Ari uses advance algorithms, her experience and knowledge, more importantly her passion and love for cars to bring you the best of the best. I mentioned earlier that iCar Asia has introduced a real time data and marketing tool called iCar Data.

The first of its kind tool supports Ari make even better decisions when it comes to cars. All in all, you can trust Ari. When she recommends something you can take it to the bank. It is scary how right she is, all the time.

We should be glad that Ari is on our side, if she were to turn over to Decepticons, it would be chaos.

Are you loving these new features Ari is quickly learning? Do you want some new features? You can drop us a line at ari@icarasia.com – trust me, she reads each and every single email you send. Talk to her, she is listening. :) 

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1274611 2018-04-19T15:01:44Z 2018-04-29T16:19:29Z Find out about the best SUV with Ari

There is nothing as cool and stylish as SUV. Whenever I ride an SUV I feel like this amazing FBI agent who is chasing bad guys – only my life is not quite as glorious as that. Before I break down and start crying, let’s get back to Ari and all the amazing things she can do for you.

There are many different parameters through which we measure the efficiency of cars. With SUVs, because of their advance features and four-wheel drive mechanisms, it becomes even more challenging to find a suitable problem.

Don’t get me wrong – all SUVs are great. In fact, picking out the perfect SUV is a great problem to have!

So all you have to do is log onto www.meetari.ai and simply ask for the best SUV.

Ari will search its database and bring out the best choice for you on that day.

You can also compare different SUVs and brands, we have already discussed it here.

There is nothing that stands between you and the perfect SUV.

How does Ari do it?

As you probably already know we launched a first of its kind platform called iCar Data. It is the biggest statistical and analytical platform for cars in the world. You get to see real time results, market demands, popularity graphs, user interest, pricing mechanisms and what not.

Backed by such powerful database Ari brings you the best result that reflects the actual market situation, not anyone’s bias.

This is how Ari does it. Through data, research and her wits. ;)

Don’t forget to let us know what you think of Ari’s progress. You can send us your love and hate at ari@icarasia.com – she reads each and every single one of your emails, even the spam! (That’s because she loves reading and is unstoppable once she gets going).

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1274224 2018-04-18T15:31:21Z 2018-04-18T15:31:21Z Find the best family car in one go with Ari

When buying cars, the most important thing a person looks for is suitability. Is this car good enough for my needs? Does it come in a price I can afford? More importantly, every car buyer ask him or herself: what car suits my lifestyle the most? What car will be of convenience to me?

If you have a family and you want a buy a car that is suitable, can you imagine the amount of time you will waste visiting dealerships to check out “jazzy 2 doors” that won’t even fit your requirements.

Why go through all the trouble when you can do it by… you got it, Ari.

Just type the words “best family car” and Ari will give you the best possible choice. For now it won’t give you a whole list. It will just give you the one car that our algorithms say is the best family car on that day.

Ladies and gentlemen, your life (rather the process for family car selection) could not have been easier. Type three words and you get the single best result.

So go ahead, get the best family car you can ever buy.

At end, I would like to remind you that you can send us your feedback, grievances, love and hate anytime at ari@icarasia.com

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1274138 2018-04-18T09:29:19Z 2018-04-18T09:29:57Z Find the cheapest car with Ari’s help

Since we have established that Ari is the best source of information related to cars. There is no other search method that is more accurate, swift and enjoyable as Ari’s golden touch.

You have already guessed what to do if you want to buy the cheapest car available on Carlist.my, haven’t you?

Yes, you are right – turn to Ari.           

So, I wanted to know about the cheapest new car out there. There are literally thousands of new and used cars on Carlist.my, it is impossible to keep track.

When you type “cheapest car”, Ari will dive in deep and hunt for you from the ocean of endless automobiles; the cheapest car we are selling.

Enjoy finding the best car you can find in your budget and don’t thank me, thank Ari.

And as always, do let us know your feedback, comments, criticism, love, hate, everything – help us make Ari even better.

At the end, I would like to remind you that Ari is the best car assistant out there – in fact, the only real car assistant out there. You are witnessing history being made. The concept of Ari is new, it has never been done before. All of us are part of something amazing.

And when the robots take over the world and AI rules over human kind, you can be sure that at least Ari will be on your side. ;) – because she is lovely and caring.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1267104 2018-03-30T21:54:08Z 2018-04-15T22:34:39Z What do the colors of Ari represent

As you can see the logo of Ari is made primarily out of the blue with a tinge of green. This excellent logo represents more than you think.

Let’s dive in and see what colors of Ari represent – why is she, the way she is ;)

According to Colour Affects, UK’s leading site on color psychology and research say the following about the blue color. 

“BLUE. Intellectual.

Intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm.

Blue is the colour of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Consequently it is serene and mentally calming. It is the colour of clear communication. Blue objects do not appear to be as close to us as red ones. Time and again in research, blue is the world's favourite colour. However, it can be perceived as cold, unemotional and unfriendly.”

No surprises there, Ari represents intelligence (she is AI… duh) and also communication, efficiency and trust. It is almost as if she could have no color other than blue. This is quite fascinating.

At the back of your mind, when you communicate with Ari you are thinking about these things!

Experts say blue is also mentally calming, it is the color of stress-freeness – and why do you think iCar Asia created Ari in the first place? To provide users with an experience that is easy and completely free of stress.

Now what about the green part?

Let’s find out.

“GREEN. Balance

Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, peace.

Green strikes the eye in such a way as to require no adjustment whatever and is, therefore, restful. Being in the center of the spectrum, it is the colour of balance - a more important concept than many people realize. When the world about us contains plenty of green, this indicates the presence of water, and little danger of famine, so we are reassured by green, on a primitive level. Negatively, it can indicate stagnation and, incorrectly used, will be perceived as being too bland.”

So green shade in Ari’s branding represents liveliness – she is a very chatty girl. Apart from being pleasing on the eye, green is a reassuring color. It tells you that everything is going to be fine. Just like Ari reassures you that you will end up making the best automotive decision of your life! :)

So what do Ari’s color represent in general – both blue and green?

Intelligence, efficiency, trustworthiness, calm, reassurance, energy and balance.

Kudos to the design team for this! :)

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1266505 2018-03-29T15:29:17Z 2018-04-10T03:37:55Z Why is Ari better than traditional solutions to find cars?

AI is the future - that is a no brainier. Our entire technological system is based on the fact that one day AI will make things easier for us. Everything that is currently happening the realm of technology is working towards AI.

Therefore, it is not difficult to say that programs like Ari will be the most used options in the future.

AI and machine learning represent the most disruptive paradigm shift of the next decade.

Car buying or selling is a big feat

Buying cars is probably the second most expensive action in an average man’s life – the first being buying a house. Therefore it is not a decision to be taken lightly, and not many people do.

Having said that, who has the time to check out each and every listing on a website?

Even if you use filter, show us a filter in the world that tells you the most suitable car according to your budget, family size, usage, surroundings, color, make or model is; Ari does that. She paints a complete picture. She provides you with details you never thought were possible to get in a matter of seconds.

Buying a car or selling it for a good price is no mean feat. It is a very big deal. Ari helps you make the best choice in the least amount of time and effort spent.

No website or directory can give you what Ari can

Why do people love AI? It’s because it gives a unique personal touch to everything. Virtual assistants are becoming more and more popular because they seem to connect with a user a website simply cannot.

The main purpose of any AI is to provide excellent customer services. For something that is specifically created for a great user experience, and with one goal in mind, it is not surprising that AI is the future that is already happening.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1263557 2018-03-20T17:26:55Z 2018-03-20T17:27:28Z Find cars in a specific price bracket with Ari

If you have a budget, a very specific budget say RM 30,000 to RM 35,000. You want the best available car in that budget, naturally.

The problem is should you browse through all the cars and check their pricing individually? No, that will take too long.

You can make use of the advance pricing filters at our website http://www.carlist.my, you will be given a detailed results page showcasing all the matching listings.

But of course with Ari, there is always an easier and more exciting way to do things.

Simply ask her, “Best cars between RM 30,000 to RM 35,000”

And voila, there you go. You will be taken to the largest car listings in ASEAN where you can cherry pick the car that suits you best and falls in your budget.

Let’s move onto another scenario,

You have RM 35,000 and you want to look at all cars that can be bought for less than RM 35,000. What do you do?

Of course ask Ari, “Best cars under RM 35,000” and she will list down everything she’s got.

As Ari learns new things she becomes more and more remarkable. Help us in making Ari your favorite car assistant. Provide us with your valuable feedback through the comments section.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1196013 2017-10-04T17:56:13Z 2018-04-28T13:11:29Z 5 ways artificial intelligence is driving the automobile industry

Artificial intelligence seems to be taking the world by its throat. Automobile industry is no different, in fact, the car manufacturers are one of the leading researchers and visionaries in AI. All the major automobile companies are currently in a scuffle, trying to come out on top with their AI.

What makes AI so compelling in car industry is the fact that it learns and evolves from sensory inputs such as real sounds and images.  

So when AI is applied to an automobile, it starts picking on the environment. It starts learning and becoming better. It prepares for facing hurdles, applying new tactics, learning new things.

In 2015, there was only an 8% install rate of AI on vehicles. It is forecasted that in 2025 the same will shoot up to 109%. Needless to say 2025 will look very different as far as the automobile industry is concerned – artificial intelligence is the future.

The most common AI ‘stuff’ you hear and see on the tele are the self-driven cars. The idea has been around since 1970s and mankind’s fascination has grown with it.

Recently Ford have invested $1 billion in perfecting a self-driven car that could be on the roads by 2021. Not too many people are sure about the concept. Some argue that people love driving, cars are their passion and self-driven cars won’t be welcomed.

It is an interesting and thought provoking debate but let’s set it aside for another time.

Most people think that AI is limited to self-driven cars only and don’t realize that AI surrounds the modern non-self-driven cars already. But there are other segments to AI as well, other than driverless cars.

Let’s take a look at some of them. Here are some ways AI is driving and will be driving the auto industry in the future.  

A process called Machine Learning

Most people think that AI is Machine Learning whereas Machine Learning or commonly called ML, is a different thing. It is in fact a sub branch of AI. AI is directed at making machines act like human beings. Whereas ML is an application of AI where machines are given some data and they learn more and more things based on that data.

So instead of working like humans, machine work like machines but in a refined way. Recently Toyota research group said that they are working on systems that will help drivers who are not very good drivers. It will aid drivers during various processes, making driving easy for them.

Deep Learning

Deep Leaning or DL is a process through which Machine Learning is implemented. The DL breaks down the tasks into manageable segments. The DL software starts learning an applying new things, one at a time.

DL is increasing in leaps and bounds in the automobile industry. It is the technique that drives ADAS (advance driving assistance systems) and autonomous driving. DL not only deals with what is going inside the vehicles but what goes outside them as well. For example, the temperature, road conditions, driver’s health and mental fitness and various other things.

The internet of things

Internet of things has been a revelation in the automobile industry and it is looking like it will go even further. Modern cars have everything like smart sensors, GPS and various connectivity applications.

With such a revolutionized systems, here are some of the benefits that some cars manufacturers are giving their customers. In future, not only these processes be refined but also more and more cars are poised to have them,

  • Vehicle has a fully loaded firmware (software).  
  • That software is updated automatically without need to go to the manufacturer.
  • The vehicle gives a health report to its owner and the manufacturer and tells you when it needs repair and tuning.  
  • Better safety features such as intelligent breaking system where as car stops automatically if it seems it will crash into an object.
  • The manufacturing, maintenance and after sales service qualities have significantly improved due to real time performance data.
  • Here is one for the future, in case of medical emergency the car’s sensor would contact a medical center or help.

Cognitive capabilities

When it comes to cars, there are endless possibilities for cognitive learning capabilities. Imagine not a small ordinary car but a huge 18 wheel truck being self-driver. Would it know when to stop for gas?

Let’s even forget driverless element for a second. Would a truck realize it is being overloaded or properly loaded with material? Scientists and researchers are working on that. Instead of safety inspector guy, the truck itself will tell you if any rules are being violated.

How will this happen? This one is for the future. In a few years to come, there will be a system in cars that will have cognitive ability; the consciousness for self-preservation just like human beings. The machine will have a concern for its own and other people’s lives.  

If this doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will.

Infotainment systems revamped

AI completely changes the scope of infotainment systems. These days both the software and censors of a car are compatible with an AI system. These systems include speech recognition software, eye tracking techniques, multiple language recognition and driving monitoring. Based on the data the car collects it will make life easier for you the driver.

Not only will it optimize the vehicle for you, it will make recommendations based on the data. For example, if you driver better right after having a coffee, it will judge the coffee in your system and monitor your driving performance. After analysis, it will alert you to try and have coffee every morning before you drive to work.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1195109 2017-10-01T13:52:52Z 2017-10-01T14:01:11Z Here is how AI will make your car very smart

Did you know that the installation rates for artificial intelligence programs will go from 9% in 2017 to 109% in 2025?

The artificial intelligence (AI) systems that are currently used in entertainment devices in cars, and advance driver assistance systems (ADAS) will rise from about 7.8 million to 122 million by 2025. This was predicted in a new report by IHS Technology. IHS Technology is the world's leading source for research, analysis, and strategic guidance in the technology, media, and telecommunications industries.

IHS recently published the Automotive Electronics Roadmap report. In the report they conclude that it is expected that the AI installation will rise multiple times in less than a decade. There will be many AI systems included in cars to do some of the very basic things. In fact the cars will have unbelievable safety features that will reduce accidents significantly.

According to Luca De Ambroggi, IHS Technology’s chief analyst for automotive, "An artificial-intelligence system continuously learns from experience and by its ability to discern and recognize its surroundings," he adds, "It learns, as human beings do, from real sounds, images and other sensory inputs. The system recognizes the car's environment and evaluates the contextual implications for the moving car."

In the coming five years or so, the AI systems will be divided into two categories mainly;

  • The first category is what scientists are calling the Infotainment. It includes various interesting features such as speech recognition, gestures, eye tracking, fingerprint scanners and language assistant systems.
  • The second category is ADAS (advance driver assistance systems), we mentioned it briefly at the beginning of the article. This category of AI deals with advance stuff like radars, advance GPS, vision systems, driver condition evaluation, controlling sensors and engine control units (ECU).

Now we move onto the interesting part…

Ambroggi believes that there is a great deal of vacuum. Since infotainment and ADAS are getting more and more complex, there is a need of advance software and hardware installations that will aid the entire process. The AI needs reinforcement in both hardware and software departments so it can function more and more like a human brain.

But we are on the right track. The IHS report says that ADAS programs are self-learning and ever-improving. It has notable advantages over traditional algorithms. The report predicts that ADAS is the key to having fully auto-driven vehicles.

Here is an extract from the report,

"For example, deep learning allows detection and recognition of multiple objects, improves perception, reduces power consumption, supports object classification, enables recognition and prediction of actions, and will reduce development time of ADAS systems,"

A couple of years ago, a renowned market research organization reported that by 2020 there will be 250 million cars connected to a complex Wi-Fi system that will allow them to communicate with each other and various roadway systems.

The predictions made by Gartner say that right now there is a lot of information being fed into IVI units and telematics systems of cars. This already building a foundation for a very solid info-base. The learning process, the self-evolving algorithms have already been initiated.

Last year the CEO of Toyota Research Institute, Dr. Gill Pratt had some interesting inputs with regards to AI systems. Whilst speaking at New England Motor Press Association Conference at MIT, Pratt said that in coming years many driving features will be controlled by “guardian angels”, referring to ADAS.

He downplayed the idea of having fully autonomous vehicle that don’t need the driver. He believes that driving and cars are a passion that humankind is not ready to give up yet. He said that more research is being done to help drivers rather than making them obsolete.

"If you love to drive, the idea of a chauffeur is not fun," Pratt says. "Driver skills are ignored with a chauffeur; with guardian angel technology, you're augmenting human driving skills."

Pratt went onto explain the focus on his research and other pioneers of the industry. He explained that someday the car system will warn you many times, right before you begin driving it, about a dangerous habit you have that may interfere with your driving capabilities.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1195106 2017-10-01T13:39:26Z 2017-10-01T14:00:02Z Top 5 AI powered personal assistants that have become commonplace

One can argue that it all started with Siri, iPhone’s built-in phone assistant. Since then, everyone is looking to get on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) bandwagon. The growing advancement and fascination for AI has made it a very promising market segment.

Almost all the large tech companies have either jumped in or are ready to. Interestingly, the phone assistant powered by AI has become so commonplace that most people don’t know they are using AI.

Let me show you a very interesting illustration that sums up the AI scene. This is courtesy of the Artificial Intelligence Blog;   

Here are top five AI powered personal assistants that you should check out:

Amazon Echo

Amazon is one of the most evolving companies of our times. From selling books online to Kindles to the largest marketplace online that ever existed. They aim to carry their ambitions forward with Echo. The AI behind Echo called Alexa has been cleverly designed echo to be integrated with the company’s other products such as phones, tablets, cars and fridges. The best thing about Echo is that it is open source and can be enhanced by anyone.

When it comes to NLP (natural language processing), the thing you do when you speak to and order your personal assistant, Echo is falling short of the rest. However, the company realizes it and are determined to fix this complaint.

Google Assistant

The advantage with Google is that it is everywhere. They have various popular services and unsurprisingly Google Assistant seamlessly integrates with them all. When you own the largest mobile operating system, you are sure to make it count.

Google have made it clear that they want serious advancements in AI and personal assistants. You can expect the Google technology to advance leaps and bounds in the coming years.


Here is a surprising entry. You may not have thought that Facebook’s AI assistant would make this list – or that Facebook AI assistant even exists. It doesn’t commercially exist at the moment but various inside sources confirm that Facebook is finalizing its AI component and it will be out shortly.

Why I included Facebook in this list when they do not have a personal assistant? There is a simple reason for that. Facebook is going to be a formidable player in the AI world. The amount of data they have is humongous compared to other players, even Google. Usage of Facebook is such as big part of our lives now that it only makes sense that its personal assistance AI would play a gigantic role as compared to other assistants.


I mentioned at the beginning of the article that Siri is the pioneer of phone assistant AI. But it has become disappointing after a while. It is getting better but it is more becoming clumsier. This has given an edge to Alexa and Google Assistance.

Probably one of the glaring problems is Apple’s strange choice of keeping its user’s data away from cloud. It means that Siri has to go through your data on your device not a cloud system.


Samsung have not yet made the mark with their AI called Bixby as yet. However, you can be sure that Samsung would soon be a very big player in the AI circle. Bixby’s language support is only available in Korean right now. It will be available in English soon.

However, right now, Samsung has a lot of catching up to do.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1193130 2017-09-22T18:47:25Z 2017-10-01T14:00:17Z 5 surprising things AI can do better than humans

Artificial intelligence is growing rapidly. Debates are erupting on whether machines can be better than humans or not; the answer is both yes and no. No because machines will always be machines, they can never be living breathing humans. They consciousness will be mechanical – always.

But is that why we want artificial intelligence? For them to have humanly traits like love, talking, laughter, feeling, life and death? No. We want AI to push the mechanical boundaries that are always task oriented, and make life easy for us.

In that regard, yes AI can do better than humans.

Here are five ways how;

Do quicker web research

When you Google things, you know what happens? Google has a self-learning machine called RankBrain. It is an AI that handles queries. It works on the meaning of various words, phrases, their meanings, patterns and human behavior related to search queries.

When tested with human counterparts, humans showed 70% accuracy in guessing the true meaning of queries while RankBrain had 80% accuracy!

The system is not fully deployed yet, it works in collaboration with Google’s Hummingbird search algorithm. However, RankBrain gives a very good idea about things to come.

Work in impossible environments

Robots don’t need oxygen, they can survive climatic conditions we humans never could. Take deep space for example, a robot can collect and send data without worrying about habitability, sleep, food or other human requirements and sentiments. NASA’s rovers are doing exactly that.

Can you imagine a human being landing on mars or flying through endless space?

Scientists are working on making the space rovers more intelligent and self-sufficient. Recently researchers in UC Berkley successfully taught robots to do delicate stuff such as opening bottle caps, removing a nail from the wood, pouring and serving a glass of water etc.

Speak and translate all languages

Needless to say that a human being cannot learn more than a few languages, in fact most humans on earth and monolingual. AI, however can learn as many languages as there are on Earth. Google Translator is already making gigantic leaps.

Surely all of this is not 100% accurate at the moment, far from it in fact but we are headed in the right direction. Everyone knows that it is only a matter of time before human translators become obsolete.

Make error free calculations

Calculators are error free and let’s face it no human can calculate numbers as quick as a calculator can. Imagine if there is an advance thinking AI that can solve complicated equations quickly and un-erroneously, then sky is the limit.

Researchers are working on algorithms that allow AI to have a critical thinking process along with a super-fast calculating ability.

Just think how quickly the blueprints of skyscrapers will be completed or flight patterns be deduced. It is all about calculations and AI can do it better than us.   

Perform better surgeries

This one may come to you as a surprise but it is true. Robots don’t get tired. Robots don’t have physical fallibility. A robot equipped with proper AI can perform 1000 operations per day!

Some believe that doctors will become completely obsolete in 50 years or so. AI will be able to diagnose and treat medical illnesses with 100% accuracy.

It would be interesting to see that happen.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1190931 2017-09-13T11:37:16Z 2017-10-01T14:00:19Z Request a deal through Ari

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had so many updates from Ari that I don’t know where to begin.  I am quite puzzled with what to show you this week. Of course, I could put all the updates in one blog post but that would be too overwhelming, and where is the fun in reading a Wikipedia-like blog post – Unacceptable, because Ari is all about fun.

So let’s talk about a cool new feature Ari has for you.

You can request a car deal through Ari.

Here is how I did it:

I was interesting in checking out the new Honda Civic 2017 model so I went here; https://newcar.carlist.my/honda/2017/civic

On the top right corner I clicked on “Request a Deal” and Ari popped in from the right side of the screen. She asked me to enter my details, phone number, location, email etc. It sent me a verification code, a verification email.

It was nice to see that she is keeping the riff-raff away by going through the pains of verifying me, it seemed legitimate.

An instant chat session opened and I could talk to Ari face to face.

After getting myself verified, Ari threw at me a list of things I could do. Whether I wanted to visit my nearest dealership, a test drive, comparison, and even car loan pricing details. It was wonderful.

She gave me some useful tips for buying a car and then asked me if I she can suggest me a car based on my actions since landing on this page. I politely decline, said “no, thank you, I have my heart set on Honda Civic” – I really wanted to get me one of those.

Ari argued and with good reason, “Yes, a good buyer should always compare first before buying a car. But unfortunately I have limited space. I will lead you to comparison page where you can compare up to four cars. Just click on the image.”

I gave in and looked through various car comparisons on the website. I returned and Ari said “where are you?” and gave me names of all the cities of Malaysia, I selected my location and that’s that.

I was shown best car deals and just like that, I bought a beautiful Honda Civic 2017 in a color of my choosing.

As always, let us know your feedback, praises, anger and criticism, whatever you feel like; write in the comment section below.

Talk to us, we’re listening.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1181372 2017-08-07T15:49:17Z 2017-10-01T14:00:22Z Ari will now tell you everything – literally

Ari learnt something amazing and yet quite simple this week. Tell Ari to “show me all cars” and you will be directed to the Carlist.my website page with our entire inventory. Neat, right?

Everything in one place, all you need to see, and what else could you want?

Remember, Ari can give you highly specialized searches and comparisons, she’s already got that covered. Now all we needed was her to give us a more generic information.

I will take the opportunity this week to clear one or two misconceptions about artificial intelligence.

First let me give you my personal opinion on what I think of AI. I believe that AI should be as humanly as possible. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t create robots as all, I would instead create electronic humans.

We need not be scared of artificial intelligence

The first and foremost thing people ask in a discussion about AI, “is it safe? Will it take over the world like Skynet”,

OK, take a step back. AI in real life doesn’t look anything like sci-fi movies and neither does it function like one. AI is perfectly safe. AI is developed in humans’ image.

Nothing can replace human beings, According to Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, AI is there to improve our lives and make things better and not take over the world.

And why would the robots EVER need to take over the world?

Artificial intelligence is actually more commonplace than you think

Many of us have already incorporated AI in our lives without even realizing it. Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home all are example of intelligent personal assistants. Once again, I’d reiterate that AI is nothing like shown in the movies.

In fact the actual form of AI is far more useful in our daily lives but a bit anti-climactic when it comes to showmanship.

Anyways, coming back to Ari.

This week, can you tell us what feature of Ari do you use most?

That’s it from this week. We will be back next week with more scintillating Ari updates.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1179268 2017-08-01T12:05:30Z 2018-04-10T03:37:08Z Ari and advanced pricing filters

The most engrossing aspect of buying a car (or buying anything for that matter) is pricing. For most of us, price is the first thing we think of when we intend to buy something.

When it comes to buying cars, a smart person would look to get maximum out of his or her budget. This can be a confusing task. In order to make an informed decision, one must technically compare all the cars that fall into the desired price bracket.

Image via CBT

But that is virtually impossible? – not quite.

Oh I see, sure you can use some advance search tool with multiple search fields, you can get that list. However, I am not a big fan of traditional search forms. This is the age of artificial intelligence – you must get what you want by just typing one or two words.

Impossible is nothing  

In order to see each and every car that is falling in your price range, you just have to tell Ari “cars between 50K and 100K” – that’s it. You don’t even have to display common courtesy of “please” or “hi”, just get straight to the point, Ari doesn’t keep grudges. Ari is professional and has a very big heart.

Get what you want

I gave you an example of a fancy pricing range of 50K – 100K. However, when I was looking to buy a car, my budget was a less flattering 25K. I decided to look for the best option between 20K and 30K, not sure if Ari could give me anything in my modest range.

But voila! I am on the brink of buying Perodua AXIA 2017 – best choice I found through Ari's algorithms. 

I am glad that Ari is focusing on learning crucial aspects of the car dynamics. Pricing is something very primary. I personally think that it is a very big leap in an artificial intelligence system that she is teaching herself the all-important things. 

She understands car business so well, she knows what matters and what is secondary.

With such fascinating algorithmic thinking, I am beginning to trust Ari that she will make the best choice for me. I don’t worry about buying and selling cars anymore, I have everything at my fingertips thanks to Ari – come what may.

That’s it for this week, do let us know what you think of Ari’s progress in the comment section below.

We will be back with more Ari updates next week.

tag:engineering.icarasia.com,2013:Post/1177764 2017-07-27T16:21:15Z 2017-10-01T14:00:39Z Ari update: now you can compare different cars side by side

This week our brilliant Ari got even smarter. The ever self-learning wizard surprised us with yet another landmark: she can now give you comparisons between different cars in a heartbeat. All you have to do is say the word.

She is getting more flexible too, when hoping to get some cars’ details, I didn’t have to enter precise cars’ names. “Compare A4 and A6, please” and I got a link to a comparison page detailing the two Audi models.

Gone are the days when one has to go through the painful process of filling a lengthy form in order to get a quick (oxymoronic) comparison.

Hang on, we aren't done yet…

But hold on, Ari is not done giving you the comparison. When she gives you the comparison link she also asks “Want me to add another car to the comparison page?”

Again you only have to enter the car’s name and you will get another link. Now you can compare three cars side by side in great detail, with virtually every possible information about the cars.

In mere seconds you can get all the comparisons you need.  

From expert ratings and engine specifications to fuel consumption and pricing, it's all there.

But why compare different cars?

Whenever I am buying a car, I like to browse through options. My advice to you is; always look through different choices. You should never buy a car without proper research. More often than not you will find that a particular car that looks great in pictures is lacking in specifications that you’d like to have.

In today’s technology dominated world, it makes no sense to visit a car retailer to look at different models. You can do it online. Even online you don’t have to fill out search forms. These are great times to be alive.

How Ari serves you

The thing about artificial intelligence is to give you information that you seek in a more personal way. That is step one. Step two is give you information that you need but haven’t asked for.

There are many things circling your mind that you cannot pen down when doing research. Ari provides you with a set of options, she thinks like a human, she thinks like you.

She will give you recommendations based on your needs. She will identify what else you might be interested in, based on your searching mindset.

Developing AI has one goal only; to eliminate machine-like output. To give you personalized recommendations based on information you provided along with intelligent guesses.

That’s all for this week, have a great time Ari-ing your way to car searching like never before.

If you have any ideas, suggestions and recommendations for Ari, any criticism, do let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you. It has always been about you and only you.

See you next week with more Ari updates. Adios.