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SoundHound and Stellantis Partner to Deliver In-Car Voice Experiences

SoundHound AI, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOUN) (“SoundHound”), a global leader in voice
artificial intelligence, today announced the delivery of its advanced voice
AI technology, including its innovative Edge+Cloud connectivity, multiple
language abilities, and custom wake words, to Stellantis’ most popular
former PSA vehicles and former FCA B-SUV segment vehicles in Europe.

Key to the enhanced in-car experience is SoundHound’s breakthrough
Edge+Cloud connectivity technology. Through a seamlessly arbitrated
combination of embedded and cloud connected voice AI technology, drivers
maintain access to navigation and other critical information-even when cloud
connection is lost or unavailable.

The addition of multi-language voice AI capabilities and custom wake words
ensure Stellantis models can meet the growing needs of customers in global
auto markets and retain brand name recognition through a customized

The partnership with Stellantis marks the first time SoundHound’s
Speech-to-MeaningR and Deep Meaning UnderstandingR technologies have been
made available in a unified hybrid (cloud and embedded) in-car voice
experience. SoundHound’s Edge+Cloud and Active Arbitration technologies work
together to ensure that regardless of the query, the voice assistant will
always return the most accurate answer quickly-delivering seamless access to
information like navigation and full in-car control, with or without
connection to the cloud.

“Our partnership with SoundHound began in 2018 with a goal to achieve mass
production of voice-enabled vehicles by the end of 2021-starting with our
ex-PSA models and then expanding to ex-FCA brands for Europe and China,”
said Alexandre Fromion, Senior Expert Connectivity & Infotainment. “The
powerful hybrid cloud and embedded connectivity of SoundHound’s Voice AI
platform allows us to deliver always-on voice experiences for customers

Through SoundHound’s advanced conversational technology, drivers can get in
the car and say things like:

“Where can I eat pizza at my destination?”
“Will it snow tomorrow in Chamonix?”
“Give me a list of hotels with free wifi in Nice”
Even when the internet is not available, drivers can control their car
simply saying:

“Increase the temperature by 2 degrees”
“Take me to Victor’s house”
“Call Alice on her mobile”
“I need to go to Transport Avenue in London”

“Our long-standing partnership with Stellantis is a direct result of
SoundHound’s sophisticated end-to-end solution. It’s a truly disruptive
voice AI, and the result of over 17 years of innovation,” said Keyvan
Mohajer, Co-Founder and CEO, SoundHound. “Our technology offers companies
full control over their brand, user data, and privacy policies, while
delivering the greatest value for third-party integration.”

Prior to the introduction of SoundHound’s Edge+Cloud and Active Arbitration
technologies, car manufacturers wanting users to be able to both control
in-car functions and get information from the cloud had to settle for
solutions that took several seconds to search one platform and then the
other looking for a response. SoundHound’s Active Arbitration technology and
its ability to deliver a query to the cloud and the embedded system
simultaneously is key to the faster, more accurate conversational experience
possible with the Edge+Cloud solution.

The addition of a voice assistant in multiple languages reflects Stellantis’
global market presence and the need to provide a voice user interface that
allows drivers to use the language they’re most comfortable speaking,
including French, US English, UK English, Spanish, Italian, German,
Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese & Chinese. Other
languages, including Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Polish, Swedish, Russian,
Czech, Danish, Korean, and Norwegian, are planned to be released over the
next 18 months.

About SoundHound

SoundHound (Nasdaq: SOUN), a leading innovator of conversational
intelligence, offers an independent voice AI platform that enables
businesses across industries to deliver best-in-class conversational
experiences to their customers. Built on proprietary Speech-to-MeaningR and
Deep Meaning UnderstandingR technologies, SoundHound’s advanced voice AI
platform provides exceptional speed and accuracy and enables humans to
interact with products and services like they interact with each other-by
speaking naturally. SoundHound is trusted by companies around the globe,
including Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Pandora, Qualcomm, Netflix, Deutsche
Telekom, Snap, Mastercard, VIZIO, KIA, and Stellantis.

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