DMI and SoundHound Partner on In-Car Voice Interface
DMI, a digital transformation services company, has partnered with SoundHound, a voice artificial intelligence provider, to develop driver experiences that combine SoundHound's advanced voice AI platform with DMI's Edge-to-Cloud solutions, bringing voice recognition and conversational AI into the vehicle.
SoundHound's advanced voice AI platform is built on Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies. It will immerse users in the connected driving experience, with the ability to access local search, parking, charging, fuel, navigation, and other smart devices by simply talking.
"We have seen what SoundHound has done with their global OEM engagements, and we are excited about the innovative opportunities this partnership will bring to our clients," said Jenny Heinze, senior vice president of automotive and connected solutions at DMI, in a statement. "For us, it is not just about connecting people to their cars; it's about connecting and converging the outside world into our lives. And that simple shift in perspective is what drives our solutions and guides our vision to redefine the in-car experience by making it safer, smarter, more natural, and convenient."
"Our partnership with forerunners DMI will help connect SoundHound technology with auto manufacturers of all sizes that are looking to deliver the voice-enabled experience drivers and their passengers are beginning to expect," said Matt Anderson, director of business development at SoundHound, in a statement. "This technology also allows OEMs to plug directly into a broader connected ecosystem, opening up new revenue opportunities while delivering a best-in-class conversational technology that feels natural and intuitive."
SoundHound's Voice AI is powering enhanced in-car experiences with Edge+Cloud technology in multiple Stellantis models.
Voice assistants will be in 78 percent of all new cars built in 2026, SAR research predicts.