Cerence Inc. announced Cerence Reader, a new product based on its neural text-to-speech (TTS) offerings – that brings a natural, expressive voice into the car to read the news to drivers on the go.

Cerence Reader leverages advances in AI and processing hardware to bring unprecedented levels of human-like speech to the car. Nearly indistinguishable from a human voice, Cerence Reader features long-form reading capabilities, including natural pausing and breathing, and automatic prediction of the appropriate reading style and emotional tone based on content, context, and category of news, including current events, sports, or documentary-style pieces. Cerence Reader can also be adopted for additional scenarios beyond news reading, such as audiobooks, language learning and more.

With Cerence Reader, Cerence takes the same flexible approach it has with other recent products like Cerence Pay – offering standard integrations with news content providers while remaining open to integrate with additional content partners if preferred by the OEM. Initially available in US English and German, Cerence Reader will source news content from Reuters and others, with additional content partners to come.