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VoiceBox Launches Voice SDK for Auto Makers

VoiceBox's fully integrated software development kit v5.0 provides a platform for creating in-car voice systems.
Posted Jun 9, 2016
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VoiceBox Technologies has launched the VoiceBox Automotive Software Development Kit (v5.0), now available for Windows, Linux and Android platforms.

With full integration of the VoiceBox Embedded Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) engine and the company's patented context management, VoiceBox continues to offer auto makers a single solution for powering in-car voice systems.

The company's Automotive SDK offers deep neural networks (DNN), which enables the processing of complex, contextual conversations. It is also includes parallel hybrid processing with machine learning. This allows user queries to be simultaneously processed in both embedded and cloud systems to optimize the delivery of results.

"The new VoiceBox Platform is a reflection of our technology's continuous evolution, and features the natural and personal VoiceBox AI experience by leveraging DNN processing, machine learning, and patented hybrid architecture," said Rich Kennewick, president and co-founder of VoiceBox, in a statement

VoiceBox has also integrated its Voice AI technology into the Open Car platform for infotainment. Open Car's framework and development environment empowers automakers to design, certify, distribute, and manage apps and features for the life of the vehicle. By uniquely managing multiple layers of context, VoiceBox provides natural voice access to the broad set of Open Car infotainment applications. While optimizing access and ease of use, the AI-enhanced VoiceBox solution has also been shown to minimize driver distraction.

"VoiceBox and INRIX share the goal of providing automotive OEMs the ability to support their brand with a customized system that they control, without ceding control of their customer relationship and data to technology providers the likes of Google and Apple," Kennewick said. "And now Open Car users can also benefit from our Voice AI technology."

"We're excited to see VoiceBox support the Open Car platform," said Jeff Payne, senior vice president and general manager of Open Car at INRIX, in a statement. "Natural language voice technology is a great addition to the platform, and we believe OEMs will find this combination of capabilities very powerful and compelling."

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