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Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today announced that Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has selected CÃ©rence Browse, the AI-powered, cloud-based content domain from Cerence, to bring the power and intelligence of internet search engines directly into Toyota and Lexus * vehicles in its new generation multimedia system. TMNA is the first automaker to deploy Cerence’s new cloud service.
Cerence Browse will allow Toyota and Lexus passengers to ask general information or questions about real-time events, including (but not limited to) geographic data, stock market information, astronomy, vacations, currencies, politics, nutrition, celebrities, current events and much more. While previous voice solutions have focused on providing answers to questions primarily related to driving or travel – like checking the weather, getting directions, or finding restaurants – Cerence Browse brings a new level of comprehensive knowledge in real time, extending the capabilities of ASMR in-car experience.
âToyota and Lexus customers are passionate about the innovative and intelligent in-car experiences that make their daily lives easier and more productive,â said Charan Lota, vice president and executive chief engineer, Toyota Motor North America, Connected Technologies. âWe are proud to be the first automaker to deploy Cerence Browse and allow our customers to access the information they are accustomed to anytime from other mobile or smart home voice assistants. Buyers of the all-new 2022 Lexus NX and 2022 Toyota Tundra models will be the first to experience this great feature. “
Cerence Browse relies on machine reading comprehension AI that sifts through information in real time and extracts meaning, just like a human would, to find the best possible answer to general user questions such as “Talk to me.” of the Space Needle â, as well as more specific queries such asâ How big is the Space Needle?
âCerence Browse is a remarkable deep reasoning network technology designed to help automakers create unique, human answers to questions,â said Stefan Ortmanns, CEO of Cerence. âBy implementing Cerence Browse, Toyota can expect an overall increase in the use of voice assistant in the car, as well as in user engagement and satisfaction levels. “
For more information on Cerence Browse, see this video. To learn more about CÃ©rence, visit www.cerence.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
*Some features include a trial period at no additional cost on the original date of purchase or lease of the new vehicle. Subscription required for some features after trial (if applicable).