Nuance announced that it is providing automotive-grade speech recognition for Geely, Chinese automotive manufacturer, as Geely embarks upon a joint venture with PROTON, the Malaysian automaker, to jointly develop vehicles for sale in Southeast Asia and beyond. This marks the first time any speech recognition provider has built AI-powered speech solutions specifically for Southeast Asia.
Through their joint venture, Geely will provide PROTON with a set of vehicle platform technologies, including Nuance’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered speech solutions built specifically for the car.
Working with Geely, Nuance leveraged its Dragon Drive connected car platform to develop a speech solution comprised of automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding and text to speech capabilities optimized for use in Southeast Asia, with a focus on recognition and accuracy for Malaysian-accented English.
The solution also provides a specialized, voice-powered user interface and experience that includes in-vehicle controls like air conditioning, car windows, and sunroof; music control; navigation; and content search for points of interest, music and weather.
Nuance Automotive specializes in conversational AI technologies for the car, helping automotive manufacturers deliver unique user experiences to their customers. With the Dragon Drive platform, Nuance offers a deeply integrated, hybrid solution that can be customized to become a smart automotive assistant that is seamlessly integrated into the user’s connected ecosystem.