Nuance Automotive Powers Geely’s GKUI Smart Ecosystem
Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that its automotive platform provides AI-powered voice recognition for select car models from Geely, China’s fastest-growing automotive manufacturer, in its GKUI smart ecosystem powered by ECARX, a technology company under Geely Group.GKUI is Geely’s innovative digital cockpit system, integrating infotainment, connectivity, and vehicle management into one smart in-car system.
Nuance Automotive powers a multitude of features that are core to the GKUI experience on some of Geely’s models:
- High-speed, voice-powered interaction – Nuance’s platform enables an extremely responsive human-machine interface (HMI) that satisfies the demanding standards of the Chinese market, allowing drivers and passengers to interact with GKUI naturally, just as they would with another person, to ask questions and complete requests around all key in-car functions: point of interest search, navigation, temperature control, etc.
- Speech signal enhancement (SSE) – A suite of signal processing technologies removes noise from microphone input and sends out a cleaner signal, improving speech recognition and hands-free communication with GKUI.
GKUI debuted in the 2018 Bo Yue SUV and is present in nearly 20 models from Geely Auto, Lynk & Co, and PROTON. GKUI supports Mandarin Chinese and regional dialects for English, including Malaysian-accented English in PROTON vehicles.
Nuance Automotive powers more than 250 million cars on the road today across more than 40 languages, creating conversational, intelligent mobility experiences for nearly every major automaker in the world, including BMW, Audi, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Geely, Hyundai, SAIC, Toyota, and more. To learn more about the ways in which Nuance Automotive is amplifying the intelligence of the connected car.
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