Cerence cockpit of the future for VW

  • July 7, 2020
  • imc

Massachusetts based AI firm Cerence is working with Audi subsidiary e.solutions to create a smartphone-like experience on the road. The two companies are aiming to develop the “automotive cockpit of the future”. e.Solutions is a joint venture between Audi Electronics Venture GmbH and Elektrobit Automotive GmbH.

Cerence and e.solutions have partnered for more than 10 years to develop speech and digital assistant technologies for Volkswagen AG’s brands, including Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Bentley. The company’s speech recognition technology is used in e.solutions’ digital assistants in the car. The companies continue to collaborate on further innovations and integrations.

“As drivers look for a smartphone-like experience on the road, the car of the future is increasingly defined by the user experience behind the wheel,” said Stefan Ortmanns, EVP and General Manager, Core Products at Cerence. “Together with e.solutions, we’re accelerating innovation that will advance the in-car experience and give automakers a competitive edge.”

“The role of ‘infotainment’ in the car is expanding, going beyond core communication and entertainment functions to serve as a true assistant in the cockpit,” said Uwe Reder, Managing Director, e.solutions. “We are proud to partner with Cerence to leverage their industry-leading voice technology within our software stack to deliver an amazing experience to automakers and their customers.”