Nuance Communications, a U.S. based multinational computer software technology corporation will provide an AI-powered voice recognition system for Geely’s select car models in its GKUI smart ecosystem powered by ECARX, a technology company under Geely Group. GKUI is Geely’s innovative digital cockpit system, integrating infotainment, connectivity, and vehicle management into one smart in-car system.
Nuance claims that its platform can enable an extremely responsive human-machine interface (HMI) that satisfies the demanding standards of the Chinese market. It allows drivers and passengers to interact with GKUI naturally, just as they would with another person, to ask questions and complete requests around all key in-car functions: point of interest search, navigation, temperature control and many more.
Stefan Ortmanns, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Automotive said, “As the fastest-growing automaker in China, Geely is and will be a leader in the future of digital and autonomous cars in the region. A humanised, reliable, fast user experience is hugely important as Geely brings its GKUI to this future, not just for ease of use and productivity, but for safety and building trust between driver and car. We are proud to be part of it.”
Ziyu Shen, CEO, ECARX said, “GKUI is an important part of our mission to transform people’s relationships with their cars and increase comfort and trust as we move toward the autonomous car. We’re working to turn the car into a living space that is fully user oriented, and the ability to interact with the car through voice is a core piece of this. Nuance is one of our key partners in this area.”
Nuance Automotive claims that it powers more than 250 million cars on the road today across more than 40 languages, creating conversational, intelligent mobility experiences for nearly every major automaker in the world, including BMW, Audi, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Geely, Hyundai, SAIC, Toyota, and more.
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