Nuance Communications and BYD, China’s leading domestic auto manufacturers have come together to introduce a new Si-Rui Sedan featuring Nuance Voice Recognition. This system is on display at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and is viewed favorably for its intelligent and highly versatile command and control for radio, music, navigation and as an indicator for climatic conditions in the area.
This in-car navigation system was demonstrated and drew the attention of Chinese viewers at the show due to the fact that they show partiality to more refined in-car infotainment systems. As on date 95% of all vehicles in the country are fitted with state of the art audio systems and greater affinity is being shown towards navigation systems which are scheduled to increase 25% over the next five years.
It is to meet these growing needs of auto buyers in China that Nuance and BYD have introduced this new infotainment system with voice recognition offering a safer in-car experience. The Si-Rui sedan will feature this voice enabled system with controls including radio, TV, DVD player, media player and navigation system. Users just need to mention out loud their preference and the system responds precisely and immediately.
“BYD sits at the forefront of advancements in innovative automotive IT and infotainment within the domestic Chinese automotive market. By leveraging Nuance’s advanced voice technology for our next-generation infotainment systems, we will be able to bring the broad consumer market in China intuitive conversational experiences powered by voice,” said Ruzhong Luo, chief engineer of the 15th Business Division of BYD Auto Industry Company Limited.
Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, automotive, Nuance Mobile said, “The breadth, flexibility and the performance behind Nuance’s voice technology is an organic extension of BYD’s mission for continuous automotive innovation in the Chinese market.” “Our collaboration with BYD further demonstrates our commitment to bringing humanized and compelling mobile experiences powered by voice to consumers across China.”