VoiceBox Technologies, the award-winning innovator of Contextual Natural Language Understanding (CNLU) disclosed today its position as Subaru’s embedded voice technology provider for the automaker’s in-dash upgradeable head unit. In collaboration with Tier 1 partner Fujitsu Ten, VoiceBox has voice-enabled onboard applications and connected mobile services in eight Subaru models currently available across North America, Europe, Australia and China.
“We are pleased that Subaru chose VoiceBox’s Contextual Natural Language speech recognition platform for an advanced in-car and connected experience. As a key ingredient in Fujitsu Ten’s expertly integrated head unit, we are proud to deliver a tailored voice solution leveraging our global team of audio engineers and speech scientists. Together, we’ve supported Subaru in reaching a major milestone in differentiation,” said Mike Kennewick, CEO of VoiceBox Technologies.
“VoiceBox enables us to deliver a seamless Natural Language voice experience for critical embedded car features and one of the most popular mobile apps in car multimedia,” said Corporate Senior Vice President Hiroyuki Asada, Fujitsu Ten. “We are pleased to be working with VoiceBox to help us deliver the Natural Voice capabilities and safety measures Subaru owners want.”
VoiceBox currently powers head units in Subaru’s Legacy, Outback, WRX, Forester, XV Crosstrek, XV Crosstrek Hybrid and Impreza 2014-2015 models.
The current imperative for auto makers to differentiate, along with consumer demands to integrate mobile applications into the car, increases the need for key partnerships. VoiceBox Technologies and Fujitsu Ten have collaboratively integrated a customized, connected services solution for SUBARU STARLINK.(TM) Key service providers such as Aha(TM) and Pandora(TM), along with proven CNLU from Voice Box Technologies, have come together to create a seamless Context Aware platform for both the mobile device and head unit.
About VoiceBox Technologies Corporation VoiceBox provides one-stop-shopping for companies looking to voice-enable products and solutions; offering enhanced Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), NLU, Text To Speech (TTS) technologies together with a full range of development, testing and data services. The Company shares several CES Best in Show honors with its partners. VoiceBox ships with Toyota, Fiat, Dodge, Chrysler, Maserati, Renault, Mazda, Subaru and Tom-Tom in 23 languages across 3 continents. All are powered by VoiceBox’s award-winning voice technology, protected by over thirty patents. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, the Company has offices in Los Angeles, Munich, the Netherlands and Tokyo. For more information, visit VoiceBox.
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About FUJITSU TEN
FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, established in 1972 with investment from FUJITSU LIMITED and with additional investment from Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation in 1973, is a leading manufacturer of automotive electronics industry. It is a globally-recognized manufacturer of car navigation and audio systems, ECU for engine and airbag control, millimeter wave radar, mobile communication equipment and etc. It is expanding its business globally by fulfilling orders for genuine products for Toyota, Subaru and other major automobile manufactures.