CERENCE ADVANCES CONNECTED MOBILITY; UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT BRING CLOUD- AND AI-FIRST EXPERIENCES TO GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY
>> Launched at Cerence In Motion event, new offerings bridge digital and mobile lives for drivers and passengers
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- At its live Cerence In Motion launch event, Cerence Inc. unveiled its next-generation product portfolio, including its groundbreaking Cerence Drive 2.0 conversational AI platform; new Cerence Cloud Services with smartphone, smart home and IoT integration; and new Cerence Mobility Platforms for 2-Wheelers and Building Mobility. Today’s announcements mark a significant milestone in the company’s strategic growth as it paves the way for innovation in connected transportation and mobility.
Following a complete platform re-architecture, Cerence Drive, the world’s leading AI portfolio for mobility, features the best of Cerence’s embedded and cloud technologies in one unified, scalable software stack. These conversational AI offerings serve as the foundation of Cerence Mobility Platforms as the company expands and grows into new and unexpected areas of transportation, including two-wheelers and buildings. To further enhance the role of mobility in drivers’ day-to-day journeys, Cerence has introduced Cerence Cloud Services, a set of new, connected products that give consumers voice-powered access to their broader digital lives, including smart home devices, IoT products, and phone apps, no matter where they are.
Cerence Launches Cerence Cloud Services; Brings Drivers’ Digital Lives into Their Cars
Cerence Inc. today introduced Cerence Cloud Services, a suite of connected products that integrate the smartphone, smart home, and everything in between directly into the car. Leveraging the enhanced cloud fluency of the new, next-gen Cerence Drive platform, Cerence Cloud Services deliver first-of-its-kind, seamless interaction between the myriad of connected devices that permeate consumers’ day-to-day lives and the mobility platforms that move them.
The new Cerence Cloud Services products introduced today include:
Cerence Extend gives drivers safe, voice-enabled access to Android and iOS smartphone apps directly from their car’s infotainment system. Current smartphone-to-car solutions like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay offer a limited user experience with only a finite, pre-defined set of content and apps accessible from the car’s headunit. Further, for OEMs, these products separate the in-car assistant and the smartphone, creating a barrier when it comes to OEM visibility into driver actions and data. Cerence Extend not only enables users to access their apps directly from the headunit through a simple, voice-based interface, but also keeps OEMs in control of the in-car user experience. With Cerence Extend, drivers can access native phone apps like calendaring, alarms and reminders, and phone calling, as well as third-party apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, Amazon, and Starbucks, all through simple, natural voice commands. This removes the boundaries and limitations prevalent in today’s projection-based solutions, bridging the gap between drivers’ personal lives on their phones and their cars, enabling OEMs to maintain their ownership over the cockpit, and ultimately creating a safer, more connected, and more enjoyable experience.
Cerence Connect seamlessly unites the car with the smart home and IoT, delivering conversational AI-powered access to smart home devices directly from the car’s assistant. Where drivers were previously forced to pull out their phones to control their smart home devices, Cerence Connect makes it easy to do everything from setting the security system to initiating a more complex evening routine inclusive of lighting, temperature, and music – all through voice. Cerence Connect is the industry’s first product that enables drivers to easily create custom smart home routines and rules – across multiple IoT and big tech ecosystems – that are linked with and triggered by their car’s sensors and data (for example, turning on the lights and heat when the driver is one mile from home or auto-enabling the home security system when the driver turns on the car to leave home). For automakers, Cerence Connect simplifies the smart home integration process, eliminating the complexities associated with developing, operating or maintaining multiple IoT connection points and providing them with a single, unified solution for integration and interoperability with the most popular smart home and IoT services.
Cerence Browse is an AI-powered content domain that brings the intelligence of internet search engines directly into the car, enabling drivers to ask general information and real-time event questions (“How tall is the Empire State Building?” or “How many calories in a cup of coffee?” for example) and receive spoken, natural language answers. Cerence Browse connects to multiple sources in real time, indexes continuously updated information from internet sources, and uses Machine Reading Comprehension (MRC) to deliver the best possible answer.
Cerence Introduces Cerence Mobility Platforms; Delivers Voice and AI Experiences to New Areas of Mobility
Cerence Inc today announced its Cerence Mobility Platforms for Automotive, 2-Wheelers and Building Mobility. A focused, strategic approach to the company’s growth, Cerence Mobility Platforms deliver industry-leading innovation to three core areas of mobility – automotive, two-wheelers, and buildings – bringing voice-first, AI-centric experiences to consumers’ daily lives throughout their journeys.
Cerence Mobility Platforms include:
Cerence 2-Wheeler Mobility Platform – connected technology that transforms the riding experience in the rapidly growing two-wheeler category, including motorcycles, e-bikes and scooters. The Cerence 2-Wheeler Mobility Platform offers a complete, connected two-wheeler solution with an enhanced HMI experience, including smartphone integration and projection of the phone onto the headunit, as well as conversational AI-powered assistant capabilities, setting a new standard in digital connectivity. The platform supports both iOS and Android phones and comes with out-of-the-box integration with Bluetooth headsets and helmets. With the Cerence 2-Wheeler Mobility Platform, riders not only have distraction-free navigation, ride planning, vehicle tracking, and service reminders at their fingertips, but also the use of their mobile phone as an extended headunit dashboard.
Cerence Automotive Platform – the world’s leading OS-agnostic, hybrid conversational AI platform to accelerate innovation for automakers and tier one suppliers. The Cerence Automotive Platform delivers a humanized, personalized experience with a multi-modal approach inclusive of voice, gesture, and gaze that enables seamless connection to drivers’ digital worlds, both inside and outside the car.
Cerence Building Mobility Platform – AI- and voice-enabled interaction for elevators and smart buildings, especially critical in the age of Covid-19 and increasing consumer demand for touchless interaction. Built to be quickly and seamlessly integrated with an elevator’s native operating system, the Cerence Building Mobility Platform enables passengers to control the elevator without pressing the button. Using Cerence speech recognition technology, passengers can simply tell the elevator their desired floor, or even the name of the company or person they are visiting in the building. The Cerence Building Mobility Platform offers global language coverage with the capability for simultaneous, multilingual conversation as well as cloud connectivity for directory service and additional in-elevator content.