Cerence Tour Information Transforms Highway Journeys, Quick Jaunts, and Every part in Between by Bringing Guided Excursions Straight Into the Automotive
Cerence works with Viator and Road.Travel to bring professional travel content to the car assistant
BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a World in Motion, today announced Cerence Tour Guide, a new AI-powered application for car assistants, the professionals brings guided tour content directly into the car. By combining core Cerence technologies such as neural network-based, multilingual text-to-speech content with high quality travel content from a curated ecosystem of partners, including Viator and Road.Travel, Cerence Tour Guide enriches the driving experience with the personality and expertise of one human tour guide and creates new revenue opportunities for OEMs.
With two available modes, Cerence Tour Guide fulfills a variety of road travel requirements and brings information and insights from history, geography and architectural highlights into popular hiking routes and trails straight to the car. The Planned Tour mode is the perfect companion for road trips and exploring new destinations. With it, drivers can plan their trips, from one-hour sightseeing tours to multi-day experiences. For drivers looking for a more casual experience, Explore Mode dynamically selects POIs along the route and provides information to drivers while driving based on pre-set settings such as information categories – art, history, sport, etc. – as well as the amount and frequency of information that they want to receive. Drivers can even book experiences such as restaurants, museums and other attractions directly with the car assistant, creating additional revenue opportunities for OEMs.
“As the use of AI-powered speech technologies in cars increases, we are always looking for new ways to enhance the in-car experience for OEMs and their drivers,” said Nils Lenke, VP & GM, Cerence Applications. “Cerence Tour Guide offers the Mobility Assistant an entirely new set of features that expand its role as a concierge on the go with a new ability to guide drivers and passengers through exciting new journeys and deepen the connection between driver and automaker.”
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To enrich Cerence Tour Guide with valuable, industry-leading travel content, Cerence has created an ecosystem of content partners that will continue to expand over time. The content partners of the first Cerence Tour Guide include:
Viator, a Tripadvisor company, provides access to more than 400,000 bookable experiences, tours and activities around the world so travelers can experience the most memorable things at their destination.
Road.Travel is an award-winning marketplace for self-guided, packaged road trips that offers expert, step-by-step instructions for more than 700 travel scenarios in 110 cities, from stays and weekend getaways to multi-day experiences.
“We’re excited to connect our traveler experience marketplace through Cerence Tour Guide,” said Sarah Dines, vice president of business development for Viator. “This is the first time Viator’s marketplace is available through a voice-controlled system. We are excited to be working with Cerence to help travelers explore their destinations, especially as more travelers go on vacation.”
“When we started Road.Travel, our mission was to make planning road trips as easy as downloading a movie. Thanks to Cerence Tour Guide, we can now integrate the curated road trip experience into connected cars, with safety and simplicity top priority, ”said Nikita Dedik, Founder and CEO of Road.Travel.
For more information on the Cerence Tour Guide, visit www.cerence.com/cerence-products/cloud-services. To learn more about Cerence, visit www.cerence.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Cerence Inc.
Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the mobility world. As an innovation partner of the world’s leading automakers and mobility manufacturers, it helps drive the future of connected mobility through intuitive, high-performance interaction between people and their cars, two-wheelers and even elevators, and to connect the digital life of consumers with their daily travels, no matter where they are . The success story of Cerence is based on more than 20 years of knowledge and more than 350 million cars that have been delivered with Cerence technology. Whether connected cars, autonomous driving, e-vehicles or buildings – Cerence records the street in front of it. Visit www.cerence.com for more information.
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