LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan 6, 2011 — VoiceBox(R) Technologies Corp., the award winning innovator of Conversational Voice technology today announced that it has partnered with Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S. A., Inc. in the Toyota Entune TM multimedia system, announced January 4th at CES.
“Toyota is an industry-pioneering adopter of voice technology, having deployed VoiceBox advanced voice capabilities with the 2010 Lexus RX. We are proud to be a part of their on-going strategy to deliver increasingly sophisticated, yet easy to use in-vehicle voice applications.” said Mike Kennewick, CEO of VoiceBox Technologies.
VoiceBox is based on patented technology that determines context and intent from free-form speech to dramatically improve usability and task-completion rates. VoiceBox based applications do not force users to memorize thousands of commands and provide advanced features like follow up questions and the ability to query multiple topics concurrently. Such features create an exploratory, conversational experience.
“VoiceBox is a great company with outstanding technology. We look forward to continuing to deploy their conversational voice recognition applications. Our long-standing strategic relationship with VoiceBox allows Toyota to deliver compelling applications like Entune TM , that balance information access with ease,” said Jon Bucci, vice president of the Advanced Technology Department at Toyota.
Toyota Entune will be available on select models later in 2011, as an option. It integrates mobile phone applications and Bluetooth to create a more compelling and safe driver experience.
About VoiceBox Technologies
VoiceBox provides Conversational Voice technology that lets people find content and services as well as control their devices using everyday speech. Patented, award-winning innovations provide a uniquely flexible, conversational user experience. Its hybrid embedded-server architecture allows VoiceBox to serve customers across the automotive, mobile device and home electronics markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Customers include Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), Pioneer, Magellan and iPhone applications.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.77 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion.
For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com/entune.
Contact: Victor Melfi 425-968-7970 [email protected] www.voicebox.com