Cerence Inc., AI for a world in motion, introduced Cerence Tour Guide, a new AI-powered application for automotive assistants that brings professional, guided tour content directly into the car. By combining core Cerence technologies like neural network-based, multi-lingual text-to-speech with high-quality travel content from a curated ecosystem of partners, including Viator and Road.Travel, Cerence Tour Guide enriches the driving experience with the personality and know-how of a human tour guide and creates new revenue opportunities for OEMs.

With two available modes, Cerence Tour Guide meets a variety of road travel needs, bringing information and insights from history, geography and architectural highlights to popular hiking routes and walking trails directly into the car. The perfect companion for road trips and exploring new destinations, Planned Tour mode enables drivers to plan their journeys, from hour-long sightseeing trips to multi-day experiences. For drivers looking for a more casual experience, Explore Mode dynamically selects points of interest along the route and delivers information to drivers as they travel based on pre-set preferences like information categories – arts, history, sports, etc. – and the amount and frequency of information they’d like to receive. Drivers can even book experiences like restaurants, museums and other ticketed attractions directly from the automotive assistant, creating additional revenue opportunities for OEMs.

To enrich Cerence Tour Guide with valuable, industry-leading travel content, Cerence has created an ecosystem of content partners that it will continue to expand over time. Initial Cerence Tour Guide content partners include:

  • Viator, a Tripadvisor company, offers access to more than 400,000 bookable experiences, tours and activities around the world, enabling travelers to experience the most memorable things to do in their destination.
  • Road.Travel is a marketplace for self-guided, packaged road trips, offering expert, step-by-step guidance for more than 700 trip scenarios in 110 cities, from staycations and weekend getaways to multi-day experiences.