Today VoiceBox Technologies announced that it has entered into an agreement with Toyota motor sales to develop innovative car voice products and capabilities. Toyota is an industry pioneering adopter of voice technology and started deploying VoiceBox for advanced voice capabilities in the 2009 Lexus. More recently, Toyota is using VoiceBox in its Toyota Entune multimedia system.
under the terms of this agreement Toyota and VoiceBox will deliver in car voice innovations exclusive to Lexus and Toyota. VoiceBox is opening a location in Japan to catalyze these initiatives and voicebox is expanding its engineering effort to dedicate more resources towards research and prototyping.
VoiceBox has patented technology that determines context and intent from free-form speech that can dynamically complete a request. Voicebox technologies CEO Mike Kennewick says “we are excited to work with Toyota to develop innovative in car voice products and capabilities.”
Toyota motor sales USA says “at Toyota we feel that fast voice technology that uses not just words but context, is key to helping our customers enjoy their vehicles in fun and intuitive ways.”
Toyota plans to use Voicebox technology in its award-winning Toyota Entune multimedia system.