The in-car experience is rapidly expanding for drivers and passengers looking for more than just a fast engine and safety features but also comfort and entertainment via hands-free interactions that allow them to access the internet and control the interior of the car while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Automotive manufacturers are delivering on the promise of luxury and comfort by providing their drivers and passengers with conversational voice assistants, and more car buyers are looking for voice technology in their purchases too. According to Voicebot.ai’s Annual Report, the total in-car voice assistant user base in the U.S. for 2022 is 38% larger than smart speakers.
Already leading automotive brands, such as Stellantis, Hyundai, and Mercedes, are adopting voice AI technology for their vehicles to keep up with customer demand and surpass expectations with in-car experiences that keep drivers and passengers excited to be on the road.
SoundHound delivers in-car voice experiences to the most popular Stellantis vehicle brands in Europe
SoundHound and Stellantis are collaborating for the delivery of SoundHound’s advanced voice AI technology, including its innovative Edge+Cloud connectivity, multiple language abilities, and custom wake words, to Stellantis’ most popular former PSA vehicles and former FCA B-SUV segment vehicles in Europe.
Key to the enhanced in-car experience is SoundHound’s breakthrough Edge+Cloud connectivity technology. Through a seamlessly arbitrated combination of embedded and cloud-connected voice AI technology, drivers maintain access to navigation and other critical information—even when cloud connection is lost or unavailable.
The addition of multi-language voice AI capabilities and custom wake words ensure Stellantis models can meet the growing needs of customers in global auto markets and retain brand name recognition through a customized experience.
The partnership with Stellantis marks the first time SoundHound’s Speech-to-Meaning® and Deep Meaning Understanding® technologies have been made available in a unified hybrid (cloud and embedded) in-car voice experience. SoundHound’s Edge+Cloud and Active Arbitration technologies work together to ensure that regardless of the query, the voice assistant will always return the most accurate answer quickly—delivering seamless access to information like navigation and full in-car control, with or without connection to the cloud.