Industry Leaders Cerence, e.GO MOOVE, e.GO Digital and Saint-Gobain Join Forces to Show How Natural Interaction Will Build Trust in Autonomous, Shared and Electric Vehicles
Aachen/Las Vegas, 19 December 2019 – Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), e.GO MOOVE GmbH together with e.GO Digital GmbH, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit today unveiled their plans to showcase a revolutionary, multi-modal experience in the e.GO Mover, an autonomous, electric bus, at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas.
Demonstrating a unique focus on the user experience in the autonomous, electric and shared vehicle of the future, Cerence will show how its speech recognition and natural language understanding and output, combined with speech signal enhancement and Saint-Gobain Sekurit’s transparent screen technology, will enable people to interact with the e.GO Mover. Passengers will have the opportunity to engage with the vehicle during all phases of a simulated ride from the airport to a mobility hub: prior to and as the vehicle is arriving, as they are boarding the vehicle, during the ride, and as and after the vehicle departs. Key to this unique experience, the companies will showcase first-of-its-kind technology that enables people outside the vehicle to interact with it via speech recognition and the glass surface, a critical need as consumers look to understand how they’ll safely and effectively communicate with autonomous vehicles in the future.
“Cerence proudly stands at the convergence of industry megatrends that are the driving forces of innovation in our industry today: connectivity, autonomy, shared mobility, and electrification,” said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO, Cerence. “While many in the industry expect autonomous vehicle interaction to be led by the smartphone, we know that the first-of-its-kind, multi-modal, multi-language interaction experience we’re showcasing at CES is one that will go miles in instilling trust and confidence and ultimately driving consumer acceptance and adoption of autonomous vehicles.”
This first-of-its-kind user experience leverages core technologies from Cerence and Saint-Gobain Sekurit within the e.GO Mover, including:
“The autonomous mobility landscape of the future will create new challenges for consumers as they look to navigate the increasingly smart city,” said Prof. Günther Schuh, CEO, e.GO MOOVE. “In an autonomous setting where there isn’t a driver, giving people a natural way to interact with the vehicle and gain information about it will be important, especially with an electric vehicle like our e.GO Mover that moves quietly throughout the urban environment and needs to deliver information to people outside the bus.”
“We are excited to continue our work with Cerence to show our transparent screen technology in this new context of autonomous, electric, shared mobility,” said Laurent Cohen-Scali, VP Sales, Marketing, Projects, Saint-Gobain Sekurit. “The glass inside the vehicle is valuable real estate for sharing information with passengers. Further, interaction with a vehicle from the outside leveraging transparent screen technology and voice interaction will open a whole new dimension of vehicle interaction built with the autonomous and smart city landscape in mind.”
Cerence, e.GO MOOVE, e.GO Digital and Saint-Gobain Sekurit will showcase this unique experience for the first time at Cerence’s booth at CES 2020 (North Hall: Booth 9305). For press and analysts interested in a demo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the automotive world. As an innovation partner to the world’s leading automakers, it is helping transform how a car feels, responds and learns. Its track record is built on more than 20 years of knowledge and almost 300 million cars on the road today. Whether it’s connected cars, autonomous driving or e-vehicles, Cerence is mapping the road ahead. www.cerence.com.
e.GO MOOVE GmbH
e.GO MOOVE GmbH, a company founded in 2018 between e.GO Mobile AG and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, develops people movers as well as shuttles and produces the e.GO Mover in Aachen. Due to its affordable price, the electric bus enables economical on-demand traffic and extends the classic public transport service. Series production will start in July 2020. At a later time, this bus from e.GO MOOVE GmbH will provide highly automated driving.
e.GO Digital GmbH
Together with leading technology companies, e.GO Digital GmbH develops data-based business models as well as business apps, which accomplish an overvalue due to the consequent simplification of business processes and client applications in the ecosystem of new mobility.
Saint-Gobain Sekurit is a leading manufacturer of car glazing for over 80 years. As part of the Saint-Gobain Group, it has access to more than 350 years of experience and know-how. Saint-Gobain Sekurit offers glazing solutions that improve comfort and mobility experience while contributing to a safer and more sustainable mobility. Saint-Gobain Sekurit provides high added-value products and services on three markets:
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