Cerence, a conversational AI technology company that focuses on the automotive industry, and PATEO, a leading connected car company in Asia, have announced that they have been selected by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW) to develop a cloud-based voice recognition system for its cars in Indonesia.
This latest project, which is cloud-based, will build on Cerence and SGMW’s previous collaborative efforts on WIND (Wuling Indonesia Command), an Indonesian-language voice control platform, based on embedded voice recognition technologies.
Through the new partnership with PATEO, the solution will now offer a hybrid approach to SGMW vehicles, with on-board text-to-speech, conversational AI and natural language technology available both on the cloud and embedded in the car itself.
“Our well-recognized Wuling Indonesian Command has set the standard in Indonesia for natural, human-like interaction in the car,” said Yin Yi, Brand & Marketing Director, Wuling Motors. “We are excited to work with Cerence again, as well as PATEO, to leverage their extensive expertise and proven success in building our embedded voice assistant in this new, first-of-its-kind connected platform.”
Cerence has been steadily growing its influence in the automotive industry in Asia, recently announcing that it would be providing its voice assistant technology to Beijing Electric Vehicle’s first electric SUV, the αT.
“It is our collective mission to drive usage of and affinity for voice assistants in the car in Indonesia – one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world,” said Charles Kuai, SVP & GM, Mobility and IoT, Cerence. “With this new cloud architecture for SAIC-GM-Wuling’s automotive assistants in the region, we’ve created an incredible user experience that will make interaction with the car more natural, therefore enhancing drivers’ enjoyment of their time on the road.”