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AI Research speed

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:22 pm
by mattz0r
I'm not sure if this has been discussed or not.

But I've got 10 research facilities, and currently researching predictive stock control, which costs 2,000 points.

In this time, the AI has researched multiple different things as below which make them become more common:

Cruise Control (750)
Heater (750)
Auto steer headlights (750)
Automatic windscreen wipers (750)

How is the AI able to research all of these, before my single research is complete?

Perhaps some better information on the AI, might make it a bit easier to understand, for example: Is there more than one AI rival? Are these being researched by different companies or is it just one single rival company with stupid amounts of research capacity?

Just thought I'd share my experience/view.



Re: AI Research speed

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:48 am
by MrFriendly
There are several competitors. We don't know how many yet. These research items are possibly all being researched by different competitors. We are possibly going to be given more information about competitors in a future update, we just dont have it yet.

Re: AI Research speed

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:02 pm
by mattz0r
Ah Ok, I thought so - Considering I saw the same research item being researched again, It would be nice if the "AI" had a company name, so that it is distinguished.

Re: AI Research speed

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:03 pm
by MrFriendly
Yes not only a Name but some sort of interface to show you how your competitors are doing but also which ones have researched which features. Also I wonder, does the AI speed up its research if I am researching lot of technologies to get ahead of it? Or, does it slow down its research if I am researching other things like marketing or some such that does not show up in the feature list of a car? Does it slow down its research as it gets ahead of me in technology?

It would be nice to hear the development side of things regarding AI research.

Re: AI Research speed

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:47 pm
by mattz0r
I wonder if @Cliffski would give some insight to this.

I've literally just started a new game, and within 25 game minutes, a competitor has already researched Autosteer Headlights.

This requires Driver Assistance to be researched first.

How is this possible?

Would you be able to give us some indication as to how this is done? I wish I could research things that fast!