This mechanical health app for cars uses sound recognition software to identify what the clunks, squeaks and other strange noises mean. Developed by startup Otosense, the AudioHound app currently works as a prototype for tablet devices, but the new company is working on a way for automobile manufacturers to build the technology into the vehicles interior system.
The mechanical health app would be able to hear every internal sound the car makes and be able to determine when something sounds off. Microphones could also be placed on the exterior of the vehicle to hear sounds coming from its surrounding environment, like emergency vehicles. This could be a significant improvement for driverless cars.
This car feedback app is just one example of how artificial hearing can be used.