Cerence Inc., AI for a world in motion, announced that Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) has selected Cerence ARK to build AI-powered automotive assistants for Geely Auto Group, China’s leading privately owned group.

Cerence ARK is a turnkey automotive product that enables automakers to quickly develop, deploy and manage a fully localized automotive voice assistant. These new voice and AI capabilities will be featured across Geely Auto brands, including some of the first Geely car models built on its leading Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), a global, standardized automotive body platform jointly developed by Geely and Volvo.

Cerence provides both embedded and cloud-based technologies for the automotive assistant in collaboration with ECARX, part of Geely Auto Groups portfolio of companies and its lead tier-one supplier driving the development of the in-car user interface for Geely Auto Group brands. The solution includes automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, speech signal enhancement and text to speech in a wide variety of languages. Together, these technologies provide fast and accurate voice-powered access to a range of in-car systems and functions, including the telephone, radio and media, vehicle controls, navigation and point-of-interest search, and more – all through the use of a simple command.

CEVT is fully owned by the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and is operated by Geely Auto Group. CEVT was established in 2013 and now has over 2000 colleagues focused on the development of key software and hardware solutions for the wider Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of brands.