Faraday Future selects Cerence to provide natural, human-like voice for its in-car assistant in the new FF 91 EV

In addition, Cerence Speech Signal Enhancement ensures clear, reliable speech interaction between drivers and the FF 91

Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a World on the Move, today announced that Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (“FF”) (NASDAQ: FFIE), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, has chosen Cerence’s AI-powered text-to-speech (TTS) technology to enable natural, human-like communication for the in-car assistant in his FF 91 ultra-luxury electric vehicle, which will enter production in Q3 2022. FF will also utilize Cerence Speech Signal Enhancement (SSE), a suite of AI-based sound processing technologies that remove noise from microphone inputs, to enable clear communication between drivers and the FF 91.

To create a natural, comfortable interaction between drivers and the FF 91, FF will utilize Cerence’s most innovative TTS technology. Cerence TTS adds a human quality to the in-car assistant, creating a real conversational experience in which the car listens, understands and responds to drivers using natural speech. With Cerence TTS, the FF 91’s voice assistant delivers information and responds to prompts – ranging from news and weather to points of interest, navigation, parking and fuel – in an expressive style that adds a more personal touch to the in-car experience.

“Voice interaction is central to the in-car experience in the FF 91 as we strive to make interacting with the car and the outside world as efficient and effective as possible,” said Hong Rao, Vice President of IAI (Internet, Autonomous Driving ). , Intelligence), Faraday Future. “By leveraging text-to-speech and audio processing technologies from Cerence, the leader in in-vehicle speech technology, we maximize every interaction with efficiency, comfort and reliability. We believe the future of human-vehicle interaction is evolving towards a voice-first experience, and we are excited to have Cerence join our global supplier network to help with our communication-enhancing technology.”

In addition, Cerence will integrate SSE with FF’s speech recognition and natural language understanding machines with crystal-clear input from drivers and passengers. Cerence SSE combines advanced statistical signal processing algorithms with the latest machine learning technologies to deliver superior performance with moderate CPU consumption. It is a comprehensive, hardware and operating system independent suite of sound processing technologies that significantly improve communication and recognition in noisy environments such as in a moving car. By removing noise, echo and interference from a driver’s speech, Cerence SSE enables higher quality communication with the FF 91’s auto assistant, improving driver safety, comfort and productivity.

“Faraday Future is a true innovator and the imminent start of production of the FF 91 marks an important milestone in the next generation of electric vehicles,” said Stefan Ortmanns, CEO of Cerence. “We are proud to be part of the FF 91 with Cerence Text-to-Speech and Speech Signal Enhancement, two solutions that offer a high level of quality and comfort when communicating with the car, helping drivers improve their safety and productivity. can maximize. underway.”

The flagship FF 91 was designed at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, developed in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and China, and is manufactured at its plant in Hanford, California. The “Global DNA” of the FF 91 reflects the talent at FF and around the world, with support from top suppliers from countries such as Italy, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, China, Belgium, Switzerland and more.

SOURCE: Future of Faraday

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