Faraday Future Selects Cerence to Provide Natural, Human-Like Voice for its In-Car Assistant in the New FF 91 EV

2 June 2022

Cerence Inc., AI for a world in motion, today announced that Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (“FF”), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, has selected Cerence’s AI-powered text-to-speech (TTS) technology to enable natural, human-like communication for the in-car assistant in its FF 91 ultra-luxury electric vehicle, set to start production in Q3 2022. FF will also leverage Cerence Speech Signal Enhancement (SSE), a suite of AI-based sound processing technologies that remove noise from microphone inputs, to enable clear communication between drivers and the FF 91.

To create natural, comfortable interaction between drivers and the FF 91, FF will leverage the most innovative TTS technology from Cerence. Cerence TTS brings a human-like quality to the in-car assistant, creating a truly conversational experience in which the car listens, understands and responds to drivers using natural speech. With Cerence TTS, the FF 91’s voice assistant delivers information and responds to prompts – ranging from news and weather to point-of-interest details, navigation, parking, and fuel – in an expressive style that brings a more personal tone to the in-car experience.

“Voice interaction is central to the in-car experience in the FF 91, as we aim to make interacting with the car and the world outside as efficient and effective as possible,” said Hong Rao, vice president IAI, Faraday Future. “By leveraging text-to-speech and audio processing technologies from Cerence, the leader in voice technology for the car, we’re maximizing each interaction with efficiency, comfort, and reliability. We believe the future of human-vehicle interaction is moving towards a voice-first experience, and we’re thrilled to have Cerence as part of our global supplier network to help with our communication enhancing technology.”

In addition, Cerence SSE will integrate with FF’s voice recognition and natural language understanding engines with crystal-clear input from drivers and passengers. Cerence SSE combines advanced statistical signal processing algorithms with the latest machine learning technologies to provide superior performance with moderate CPU consumption. It is a comprehensive, hardware- and operating system-agnostic suite of sound processing technologies that significantly improve communication and recognition in noisy environments like in a moving car. By removing noise, echo and interference from a driver’s speech, Cerence SSE enables delivery of higher quality communication with the FF 91’s in-car assistant, improving driver safety, comfort, and productivity.

“Faraday Future is a true innovator, and the upcoming start-of-production of the FF 91 marks a major milestone in the next generation of electric vehicles,” said Stefan Ortmanns, CEO, Cerence. “We’re proud to be a part of the FF 91 with Cerence Text-to-Speech and Speech Signal Enhancement, two solutions that provide a high level of quality and comfort when communicating with the car, enabling drivers to maximize their safety and productivity while on the road.”

The flagship FF 91 was designed in the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles, engineered in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and China, and is being produced in the Hanford, Calif. manufacturing plant. The FF 91’s “Global DNA” reflects the talent at FF and across the globe, with support from top-tier suppliers from countries such as Italy, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, China, Belgium, Switzerland and more.

For more information about Faraday Future and the FF 91, visit www.ff.com. To learn more about Cerence, visit www.cerence.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Cerence Inc.

Cerence (NASDAQ: CRNC) is the global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the mobility world. As an innovation partner to the world’s leading automakers and mobility OEMs, it is helping advance the future of connected mobility through intuitive, powerful interaction between humans and their cars, two-wheelers, and even elevators, connecting consumers’ digital lives to their daily journeys no matter where they are. Cerence’s track record is built on more than 20 years of knowledge and more than 400 million cars shipped with Cerence technology. Whether it’s connected cars, autonomous driving, e-vehicles, or buildings, Cerence is mapping the road ahead. For more information, visit www.cerence.com.

About Faraday Future

Faraday Future is a class-defining luxury electric vehicle company. The Company has pioneered numerous innovations relating to its products, technology, business model, and user ecosystem since inception in 2014. Faraday Future aims to perpetually improve the way people move by creating a forward-thinking mobility ecosystem that integrates clean energy, AI, the Internet and new usership models. Faraday Future’s first flagship product is the FF 91 Futurist.

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Kate Hickman | Cerence | Tel: 339-215-4583 | Email: [email protected]

Tim Gilman | Faraday Future | Tel: 424-523-2830 | Email: [email protected]


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