Cerence, the provider of AI assistant technology tailored for automotive applications, has expanded its reach to the two-wheeler market.
The company has announced that its technology is being used in the new A1 Pro Smart Electric Scooters from 70mai. The latter is a China-based smart car electronics maker and a member of the Xiaomi MiOT Ecosystem.
The A1 Pro features a prominent dashboard with a large touchscreen supporting navigation and entertainment features. And thanks to Cerence’s AI technology, the riders can now control a number of settings through voice interaction while they’re on the road.
“The 70Mai e-bike is the first of its kind in the market, offering an intelligent, personalized voice assistant experience with natural speech-enabled applications,” proclaimed 70mai CTO Will Yang in a statement announcing the integration. “We look forward to continuing to work with Cerence to create innovative user experiences within our intelligent products.”
News of the e-bike expansion arrives alongside Cerence’s announcement that its virtual assistant technology will be featured in Volkswagen’s ID.3 electric car, which is expected to launch in Europe in October. Electric vehicles appear to be an important target application area for Cerence’s AI technology.
That could prove especially true of other e-scooter makers follow 70mai’s lead in implementing more sophisticated smart car-like features in their offerings.
“70mai is reinventing the standard e-bike, bringing many of the intelligent, intuitive features we’re seeing in today’s cars into an electric scooter for the first time,” said Cerence SVP for the Greater China Region.