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LG Electronics Inc. has partnered up with U.S. automotive voice recognition solutions provider Cerence Inc. in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered voice control solution for a connected vehicle platform to beef up its automotive electronics capabilities.
The company announced Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a new in-car software solution by integrating LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Cerence’s turnkey automotive product AI Reference Kit (ARK).
Under the partnership, the two companies aim to enhance in-vehicle communications experience through voice commands, enabling drivers and passengers to have far more control over car functions, navigation and multimedia content.
The new solution will be designed to deliver an immersive voice experience with rich content ecosystem to connected cars and enable customers to enjoy the advanced user experience inside vehicle.
“We look forward to this collaboration with Cerence to develop a turnkey voice solution for today’s auto and component makers to accelerate the arrival of the connected car,” said Park Il-pyung, LG Electronics Chief Technology Officer during the signing ceremony. “We will continue to evolve webOS Auto by offering a wider range of AI-powered experiences for both manufacturers and auto customers.”
“We are honored and excited to partner with LG Electronics on a solution that harnesses the collective power and promise of webOS Auto and Cerence ARK,” said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO of Cerence. “This new offering will support automakers and tier-one suppliers as they rapidly innovate, speed the time to market, and deliver a state-of-the-art in-car experience unlike any other.”
By Hwang Soon-min and Lee Ha-yeon
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