Lynk & Co — the joint venture between Geely and Volvo — announced on Wednesday that has selected Cerence to provide AI-powered natural language understanding, text-to-speech, and more, amid its expansion to Europe.
Cerence will make it possible for the drivers to access and control key in-car functions like phone calling, music, vehicle controls like heating and air conditioning, and navigation in a variety of languages. Cerence’s hybrid cloud/embedded approach means critical functions like navigation are always available with speed and reliability, regardless of connectivity, the companies stated.
In addition, Cerence Speech Signal Enhancement (SSE), part of its Audio AI portfolio, ensures that communication between Lynk & Co drivers and the in-car assistant is clear and accurate.
“Lynk & Co is an innovative brand that’s transforming the way we think about car ownership,” said Stefan Ortmanns, CEO, Cerence.
“For such a disruptive brand, an incredibly high-tech in-car experience is necessary. We are proud to continue our work with CEVT and our role in the CMA to bring enhanced conversational AI-powered interaction to Lynk & Co’s drivers as it expands globally,” he added.
In early June, Cerence had already announced the selection by Faraday Future of its AI-powered text-to-speech (TTS) technology to enable natural, human-like communication for the in-car assistant in the FF 91 model, set to start production in Q3 2022.