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VoiceBox and Elektrobit Deliver Conversational Voice Connected Car Development Platform

Companies mentioned in this article: VoiceBox Technologies

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VoiceBox Technologies Corp., the award winning innovator of patented Conversational Voice software, today announced that it is working with Elektrobit to provide advanced natural language capabilities to EB GUIDE, the comprehensive HMI development platform.

Elektrobit’s EB GUIDE has a wide range of consumer-inspired features, including 3D content import, compelling graphical animations and effects, speech recognition for dynamic data, as well as multi-touch and touch gesture recognition for smartphone-like user. EB GUIDE also enables carmakers and suppliers to create multi-modal HMIs enriched with HTML5 app-like content.

These capabilities will be further enlivened through the use of VoiceBox’s Conversational Voice technology, which leverages patented Context Management to allow consumers to go beyond the current ‘voice-search’ paradigm. In contrast to the traditional single-question, single-answer approach, VoiceBox allows users to query multiple topics in any order that is natural for them, and to ask follow up questions. This ‘conversational’ experience is based on unique capabilities recently cited in the respected Patent Power Scorecard as among the industry’s most creative and impactful intellectual property.

“We are excited to make our unique voice interface capabilities available on Elektrobit’s platform that is based on a vision we share – that consumers expect their automotive applications to have an HMI more similar to their other consumer devices,” said Mike Kennewick, VoiceBox’s CEO.

“The auto industry is working to provide drivers with the same seamless experience they’ve come to expect from their smart phones and other consumer electronics products,” said Martin Schleicher, Elektrobit’s vice president of Infotainment Products and Strategy. “By combining VoiceBox’s technology with Elektrobit’s HMI products we enable a safe and non-distracting use of advanced voice interfaces with the in-car HMI.“

VoiceBox plans to preview the partnership demonstration at this year’s CES, focused on Local Search, Text Messaging and Music Search.

About VoiceBox Technologies

VoiceBox is a pioneer in Natural Language Understanding and Conversational Voice Technology used to help people find content and control their devices using natural, everyday speech. VoiceBox applications can run on in-car systems, smartphones and mobile computing devices, smartTV and other home systems. All are powered by VoiceBox's award-winning contextual voice technology, protected by 32 patents. VoiceBox’s IP was ranked among the most creative and impactful in the world by the respected Patent Power Scorecard. VoiceBox applications have been shipped on millions of devices around the world by companies like Toyota, Pioneer, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, TomTom, Renault and Mazda. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA the Company has offices in Los Angeles, Munich, the Netherlands and Tokyo.

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About Elektrobit (EB)

EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales from continuing operations in 2012 totaled MEUR 185.4. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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