Cerence Inc., AI for a world in motion, announced that SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW) has selected Cerence and PATEO, a connected car company in Asia, to develop first-of-its-kind, cloud-based voice recognition for its cars in Indonesia, a major milestone for automotive assistant technology in the region.

This new, cloud-based automotive assistant is an extension of Cerence and SGMW’s previous work to build Wuling Motors’ award-winning WIND (Wuling Indonesian Command), Indonesia’s first Indonesian-language voice control technology platform based on embedded voice recognition technologies. Together with PATEO, Cerence now brings a hybrid approach to SGMW cars, providing conversational AI and natural language understanding technology in both the cloud and embedded in the car, as well as on-board text-to-speech, to deliver a highly intelligent, lightning-fast, and interactive assistant experience.