Cerence will be providing voice services for yet another Chinese automotive manufacturer. This time around, the company has revealed that NIO will be the latest company to take advantage of Cerence’s conversational AI technology.
NIO focuses on the creation of premium electric vehicles, while Cerence is best known for a voice and speech recognition portfolio that has been used to build virtual assistants for multiple automotive brands. While they confirmed that they will be working together, the two companies did not provide any details about the specific nature of their arrangement.
“We’re proud to partner with NIO to support their users with an intuitive, intelligent, future-forward assistant experience,” said Charles Kuai, Cerence’s Corporate SVP and President of the Greater China Region.
Cerence has made steady inroads in China over the course of the past year. In December, the company released a new AI Reference Kit designed specifically for the Chinese market, and later went on to deploy that technology in vehicles from Great Wall Motors and the Geely Auto Group. It is also responsible for the voice assistant in a new luxury SUV from Beijing Electric Vehicle.
Cerence recently celebrated its first anniversary as an independent company after spinning off from Nuance Communications.