Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced it has received the Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for its achievement in innovating and delivering speech technology as part of the BMW Group in-car experience beginning with the BMW 7 Series and rolling out across other model lines. The ceremony took place at BMW Welt in München, Germany.
Nuance has partnered with the BMW Group for more than a decade to deliver on their vision for the in-car experience – first in 2007 with voice dialing into the BMW iDrive system. Overtime, the BMW Group and Nuance have collaborated to deliver BMW Group customers a driving experience with increasingly innovative voice-enabled music, navigation, and command and control of features in the car.
Nuance’s Dragon Drive offers a level of user experience with unique hybrid speech capabilities, providing drivers with a safer and smarter way to access apps and services. The platform’s embedded and cloud-based speech recognition and NLU powered by Deep Learning, as well as innovative barge-in technology to create a conversational, more human experience behind the wheel.
“The best automotive experiences are delivered when a true partnership in innovation exists. Our Nuance Automotive team has worked closely with the BMW Group to stay at the forefront of in-car innovation,” said Arnd Weil, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Automotive. “Drivers not only want, but now expect a conversational and intelligent experience. And as the connected car evolves into a state-of-the-art vehicle that is not only intelligent, but autonomous, we’re committed to delivering intuitive in-car assistant technology that will continue to exceed driver expectations.”
Nuance’s Dragon Drive is available in 40 different languages, delivering both speech and content services that give drivers the ability to safely engage and converse with Automotive Assistant that listens, understands, learns, reasons and ultimately personalises in the infotainment experience.