Nuance Provides Voice Interface Tech for Chinese Smart Car Platform

“…Nuance has revealed that its technology has been integrated into GKUI, delivering both speech and voice recognition in a high-speed voice interaction system allowing users to ask questions and adjust in-car settings.”

Nuance Provides Voice Interface Tech for Chinese Smart Car Platform

A major Chinese car maker has embraced voice-based user interface technology from Nuance.

Based in Hangzhou, Geely has developed its own in-car infotainment system called GKUI, debuted it in the 2018 Bo Yue SUV. Now, Nuance has revealed that its technology has been integrated into GKUI, delivering both speech and voice recognition in a high-speed voice interaction system allowing users to ask questions and adjust in-car settings.

The system isn’t just for Geely vehicles. Nuance says that GKUI is now being used in almost 20 different car models from Geely as well as Chinese-Swedish car brand Lynk & Co., and Malaysian automaker PROTON.

In a statement announcing the integration of Nuance’s technology into GKUI, Nuance Automotive General Manager Stefan Ortmanns emphasized Geely’s importance as a partner and a smart car technology pioneer. “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,” he said. “A humanized, 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.”

The integration indicates that Nuance has a growing foothold in the Asian smart car market, arriving soon after the company’s announcement that it had teamed up with China’s Banma on automotive speech recognition earlier this month.