Cerence Launches Cerence ARK Assistant—a Turnkey Automotive Voice Assistant—in U.S. English
Cerence ARK Assistant provides OEMs the ability to quickly develop, deploy and manage an automotive voice assistant without sacrificing the performance, flexibility and breadth of capabilities that
In order to stay competitive, automotive companies need to quickly deploy intelligent voice- and AI-based assistants across model years as demand for these services among drivers continues to accelerate. According to a recent report by Voicebot.ai, in-car voice assistant usage is growing in the U.S.—with active users increasing approximately 15 percent in the past 15 months. Furthermore, approximately 60 percent of
“As in-car voice assistant usage grows exponentially and consumers demand access, we are proud of this milestone development of Cerence ARK Assistant to help automakers deliver robust solutions to stay ahead of their competition,” said
As automakers and suppliers are compelled to innovate at unprecedented speeds to meet consumer demand for voice assistants, Cerence ARK Assistant allows them to offer an exceptional experience and content for drivers and passengers with minimal customization or tuning. Key capabilities and benefits include:
- Speech recognition: Get it right the first time.
Gain access to the world’s premier speech recognition and natural language understanding. Out of the box, the assistant can have not only the best accuracy, but also the best completion rates.
- Voice output: The quality speaks for itself.
The world’s most natural, human-like voice output, known as Text-to-Speech (TTS), provides an immersive and interactive in-car experience for drivers and passengers.
- Content and services: A concierge in your dashboard.
Cerencesupports the most popular domains, skills and content services to deliver a personal assistant experience. Looking for directions? Need to find a charging station? Want to hear Top-40 hits? All this and more are enabled by Cerence’s deep domain expertise.
- Vehicle integration: We know our way around a cockpit.
Cerencehas been building automotive voice assistants for more than two decades, so we know the ins and outs of vehicles. Cerence ARK Assistant is already trained to integrate with the hundreds of sensors, circuits and systems within a car. While other assistants on the market have to learn to work in an auto environment, Cerencewas born for this.
- Data privacy: Personal information is a new currency.
Data is king in today’s information age, and there is no reason to give up personal customer information to your vendors to use for their financial gain.
Cerenceprotects OEM and customer data and does not share it with third-party organizations.
- Open for collaboration: We can all get along.
Built for Android, but open to most other operating systems, Cerence ARK Assistant is truly interoperable. Rather than getting locked into a specific OS,
Cerenceoffers OEMs the flexibility to choose the one that’s right for them—whether it’s QNX, Linux, LG, Microsoft or others.
- Flexible and modular: Make it your own.
OEMs and developers will be able to own the in-car experience with access to
Cerence Studiotools and the Cerenceworld-class professional services team to guide customization efforts.
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Source: Cerence Inc.