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Voice-Powered Systems Streamline In-Car Payments

Voice assistants in cars are becoming more like co-drivers, said Christophe Couvreur, vice president, product at Cerence. They’re not only responding to commands, but are also understanding common language and offering solutions. 

Couvreur has been in the midst of these changes for years, as Cerence’s core business is speech technologies and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for the automotive industry. It supplies these to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier-1 suppliers of equipment that gets into the car. 

“Wider data connectivity will allow the car to behave in a much smarter way, assisting the driver in a much smarter way,” Couvreur told PYMNTS. 

In recent weeks, Cerence has expanded its work with additional manufacturers, including Audi, where it will power the in-car assistant platform for the new Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron. 

Cerence Pay, the company’s voice-powered, in-car payment product, is available and has been supplied

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