Cerence announced that Hyundai Motor Company has selected Cerence Drive to power Dynamic Voice Recognition in the new IONIQ 5 all-electric, midsize CUV, the first model in the automaker’s new brand of battery electric vehicles (BEV).

Leveraging Cerence’s hybrid embedded and cloud technologies, including voice recognition, natural language understanding, and text-to-speech, Hyundai’s Dynamic Voice Recognition is fluent in a number of languages with the European launch of IONIQ 5. Easily activated using the push-to-talk button on the steering wheel, the voice-powered assistant in IONIQ 5 enables drivers to control everything related to their comfort and convenience. They can navigate to destinations; make phone calls and send text messages; control in-car functions like the radio, heated steering wheel and heated/cooled seats, and open and close the hatch; and check the weather all by using their voice, and with unprecedented speed and accuracy.