Cerence and SiriusXM reach agreement to improve
NEW YORK and BURLINGTON, Mass., June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, and Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), North America’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced that they are teaming up to partner the Conversational AI technology from Cerence to SiriusXM. as part of a packaged offer for car manufacturers.
Together, the two companies will enhance and enrich the driver’s experience by providing natural and conversational access to SiriusXM, the popular in-car audio entertainment service that offers hundreds of select and ad-free music channels, as well as sports, news, entertainment and comedy. and more. This collaboration between Cerence and SiriusXM will bring better voice technology to more riders in more OEMs and provide an easy-to-use and more consistent way for those riders to tune into their favorite SiriusXM programming with simple, straightforward commands such as that ‘Play’ 80s out of 8. “This feature will be available on select SiriusXM satellite radios and in the growing number of vehicles equipped with SiriusXM’s next-generation 360L radios and Cerence technology. Drivers using SiriusXM with 360L can use their voice to access all of SiriusXM’s live channels as well as a library of recorded content, including a wide selection of podcasts, exclusive interviews and unique shows.
“We’re always looking for ways to make the SiriusXM experience more enjoyable and easier to use for our subscribers coast to coast,” said Sean Gibbons, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive Products and Engineering, SiriusXM. “By partnering with Cerence, a leader in intuitive and natural in-vehicle experiences, we are making it easier than ever for drivers to access and enjoy the best selection of audio entertainment available in the car.
Additionally, Cerence-powered automotive assistants use AI to constantly educate themselves on users, meaning that drivers who constantly log into SiriusXM’s 80s of 8s, for example, can be directed to new content. according to their preferences. For drivers using SiriusXM for the first time, Cerence will provide a voice and conversational integration experience that informs them of key features, functionality and information about SiriusXM and their trial or subscription, thereby promoting their enjoyment, adoption and future use.
“SiriusXM has a broad reach as a leading provider of in-vehicle content, bringing new and exciting programming to its subscribers,” said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO of Cerence. “As we extend the capabilities of the Mobility Assistant with more streamlined access to SiriusXM content, we are providing drivers with a rich and dynamic experience that makes their travel safer, more productive and more enjoyable. “
This integrated offering will be available in North America to automakers for models starting production next year, and it will be available to OEMs with existing Cerence-powered auto assistants with upgrade capabilities. direct. Cerence currently works with the world’s leading automakers, with Cerence technology solutions installed in hundreds of millions of cars around the world.
For more information on SiriusXM, visit www.siriusxm.com. To learn more about Cérence, visit www.cerence.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Cerence Inc.
Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique and moving experiences for the world of mobility. As an innovation partner of the world’s leading automotive and mobility equipment manufacturers, it helps advance the future of connected mobility through intuitive and powerful interaction between humans and their cars, two-wheelers and even elevators, connecting the digital life of consumers to their daily journeys. no matter where they are. Cerence’s track record is built on more than 20 years of knowledge and more than 350 million cars delivered with Cerence technology. Whether it’s connected cars, autonomous driving, electric vehicles or buildings, Cerence is charting the road ahead. For more information, visit www.cerence.com.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America and the premier programmer and platform for audio products supported by digital and subscription advertising. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the United States. SiriusXM’s properties, which include Pandora and leading podcast company Stitcher, reach over 150 million listeners, the largest addressable audience in the United States, across all categories of digital audio – music, sports, chat and more. podcasts. SiriusXM’s acquisitions of Stitcher and Simplecast, alongside industry-leading advertising technology company AdsWizz, make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also provides satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment business, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to vehicle manufacturers. To learn more about SiriusXM, visit: www.siriusxm.com.
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