BURLINGTON, Mass. – Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today announced a new partnership with WFCO Electronics to create a first-of-its kind digital cabin experience for recreational vehicles (RVs) as Cerence expands beyond the car to deliver AI solutions for all types of mobility.
With 40 years of experience, WFCO is an industry leader in providing innovative, high-quality power products for RVs, according to a release.
As connectivity and AI-powered technologies revolutionize the passenger car market, the opportunity to enhance the RV experience is clear. Leveraging Cerence’s industry-leading conversational AI combined with WFCO’s decades of leadership in electronics and technology for RVs, the companies will transform the in-vehicle experience for RV drivers and passengers through an in-vehicle assistant deeply integrated with the vehicle and its sensors. Together, Cerence and WFCO will create a voice-enabled interaction platform for RVs that will enhance safety, comfort and productivity on the road, creating an incredible experience for all RV passengers, regardless of whether they’re driving or simply enjoying the journey.
“RV owners worldwide have long enjoyed the many benefits that RV travel provides – extended time with family and friends, proximity to the outdoors, and flexibility in their travels,” said Jack Cheng, CEO, WFCO. “We are excited to update and transform this in-vehicle experience, bringing many of the innovative technologies present in today’s passenger cars into the RV market. In Cerence, we’ve found the perfect partner to team with to deliver an entirely new smart digital cabin experience to RV owners globally as we chart WFCO’s mission to become the center of RV energy management.”
“Conversational AI has transformed many aspects of consumer mobility, enabling voice-powered interaction that simplifies drivers’ interactions with their cars and improves their day-to-day journeys,” said Stefan Ortmanns, CEO, Cerence. “We are thrilled to expand beyond the car to bring our proven innovation and technology leadership to a new area of mobility – RVs – and to partner with WFCO, a known, experienced player who is leading the way in RV innovation.”
The companies expect to introduce their new digital cabin experience for RVs in 2023. For more information about WFCO, visit www.wfcoelectronics.com. To learn more about Cerence, visit www.cerence.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.