Companies Join on AI Connected Car Platform

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 Jan. 14, 2020—Cerence Inc., an AI platform, today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with LG Electronics (LG) to develop a new software solution that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit), a new turnkey voice assistant for the automotive market.

Together, the companies aim to create a more convenient in-car experience through voice commands that allow drivers and passengers to have far more control over car functions, navigation and multimedia content. The partnership is expected to deliver more efficient management of resources required to integrate Cerence ARK with webOS Auto, aiming to provide OEMs and tier-one manufacturers with a pre-packaged, full-stack IVI software system that will shorten the time-to-market, bring an immersive voice experience and rich content ecosystem to connected cars and improve the user experience inside the vehicle.

LG’s webOS Auto is a Linux-powered IVI platform for connected cars designed to provide OEMs and tier-one manufacturers with productivity and flexibility for the next generation in-vehicle experience. Cerence ARK is a turnkey automotive product that enables automakers to quickly develop, deploy and manage a fully localized automotive voice assistant.

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