SoundHound Launches Vehicle Intelligence Voice AI

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SoundHound AI, a provider of voice artificial intelligence, has introduced a Vehicle Intelligence domain that lets users of its in-vehicle voice AI platform access the car manual using natural speech.

The new domain follows the recent launch of SoundHound Chat AI for Automotive, which is currently being piloted in vehicles.

SoundHound’s voice-enabled Vehicle Intelligence domain uses artificial intelligence and large language models to provide answers to almost any question about a car's functionality, maintenance, or repair, completely hands-free.

SoundHound's Vehicle Intelligence domain leverages information from the manufacturer's car manual and allows drivers to use regular conversational language to ask questions. The in-car verbal response is generated using SoundHound's voice AI, which draws on generative AI and vehicle-specific data to provide an answer.

The Vehicle Intelligence domain is the latest addition to SoundHound's library of more than 100 information domains, ranging from flight times to stock prices, weather, restaurant availability, and more, and can be activated in vehicles using SoundHound's voice AI platform.

"This is the shortcut every driver has been waiting for,," said Mike Zagorsek, chief operating officer of SoundHound, in a statement. "Text-based manuals are so critical, and yet searching through them can be an arduous process. Now, thanks to our cutting-edge AI technology, we've made that process as simple as asking a question to the in-vehicle voice assistant."

The first release of SoundHound Vehicle Intelligence can make any vehicle manual accessible via voice queries, with new features that allow drivers to verbally request real-time updates (like tire pressure or oil levels), and even proactive maintenance information (e.g. a verbal warning that fuel/battery is low, followed by details and navigation to the nearest gas station/chargepoint) to be added.

SoundHound works with 20 vehicle manufacturers globally to provide in-vehicle voice AI.

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