Drivers can use Cerence technology to access SiriusXM programming with simple and intuitive voice commands in vehicles equipped with SiriusXM satellite radios and next-generation SiriusXM with 360L radios
NEW YORK and BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion and Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), the leading audio entertainment company in North America, announced today that it is teaming up to bring Cerence’s conversational AI technology together with SiriusXM as part of a bundled offering for automakers.
Together, the two companies will enhance and enrich the driving experience by providing natural, conversational access to SiriusXM, the popular in-car audio entertainment service that features hundreds of channels of curated, ad-free music, sports, news, entertainment, comedy, and more . This collaboration between Cerence and SiriusXM will provide more drivers at more OEMs with better voice technology and a more user-friendly and consistent way for these drivers to adjust to their preferred SiriusXM programming using simple, straightforward commands such as “Play”. 80s to 8. “This functionality will be available on select SiriusXM satellite radios and in the growing number of vehicles equipped with SiriusXM’s next-generation 360L radios and Cerence technology. Drivers using SiriusXM with 360L can use their voice to access all of SiriusXM’s live channels, as well as a library of pre-recorded content, including a wide range of podcasts, exclusive interviews and unique shows.
“We’re constantly looking for ways to make the SiriusXM experience more enjoyable and easier for our coast-to-coast subscribers,” said Sean Gibbons, SVP and GM, Automotive Product and Engineering, SiriusXM. “By working with Cerence, a leading provider of intuitive, natural driving experiences, we’re making it easier than ever for drivers to access and enjoy the best in-car audio entertainment.”
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In addition, Cerence-powered vehicle assistants use AI to continuously learn about users, meaning drivers who, for example, are constantly adjusting to the 80s of SiriusXM, can be directed to new content based on their preferences. For drivers using SiriusXM for the first time, Cerence offers a voice-enabled, conversational onboarding experience that informs them of the most important features, functions and information about SiriusXM and their trial version or subscription and promotes their enjoyment, acceptance and future use.
“SiriusXM, as the leading provider of in-car content, has a wide reach and new and exciting programming for its subscribers,” said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO of Cerence. “By expanding the capabilities of the mobility assistant to include optimized access to SiriusXM content, we are giving drivers a comprehensive, dynamic experience that makes their journey safer, more productive and more enjoyable.”
This integrated offering will be available in North America to automakers for models starting production next year, and it will be available to OEMs with existing Cerence-powered vehicle assistants with over-the-air update capabilities. Cerence currently works with the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, with Cerence technology solutions installed in hundreds of millions of cars worldwide.
For more information on SiriusXM, see www.siriusxm.com. To learn more about Cerence, visit www.cerence.com, and follow the company up LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Cerence Inc.
Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the mobility world. As an innovation partner of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and mobility OEMs, it helps to drive the future of connected mobility through intuitive, powerful interaction between people and their cars, two-wheelers and even elevators, and to connect the digital life of consumers with their daily travels, no matter where you are. The success story of Cerence is based on more than 20 years of experience and more than 350 million cars delivered with Cerence technology. Whether connected cars, autonomous driving, e-vehicles or buildings – Cerence maps the road in front of you. For more information, visit www.cerence.com.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America and the leading programmer and platform for subscription and digital ad-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. The SiriusXM properties, which include Pandora and leading podcast company Stitcher, reach more than 150 million listeners across all categories, the largest addressable audience in the US US digital audio – music, sports, talk, and podcasts. SiriusXM’s acquisitions of Stitcher and Simplecast, along with industry-leading advertising technology company AdsWizz, make SiriusXM a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. SiriusXM also provides satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc. In addition to its audio entertainment business, SiriusXM provides connected vehicle services to automakers. For more information on SiriusXM, visit: www.siriusxm.com.