Press release

Nuance Introduces Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant for the Connected Car

Nuance Named CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for Developing a Personalized, Intelligent and Proactive Driving Experience

Burlington, MA. and Las Vegas – January 5, 2016 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant – a conversational, proactive, and personalized virtual personal assistant for the connected car. Available as part of a fully integrated, automotive-grade solution, the Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant addresses driving-related needs while mitigating distraction, and was selected as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree.

As part of the Dragon Drive platform, the Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant combines Nuance’s voice, cloud, and connectivity components and offers a comprehensive suite of features and services, including:

  • An embedded and connected natural language interface for conversational dialogue for tasks like phone dialing, music search and playback, and message dictation
  • Intelligent navigation and point-of-interest (POI) search functionality
  • Voice biometrics and contextual learning capabilities
  • A proactive daily update service that provides information and content to the driver that is personalized based on past interactions, such as music and directions
  • Intelligence that conveniently connects the driver to local dealerships for scheduled maintenance and service appointments
  • Production-ready, customizable domains giving carmakers a faster time to market and ensuring a proven user experience for the most relevant automotive domains

“The connected car is evolving into the intelligent car – with access to content, services, and apps that are changing the way people interact with an automobile. The Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant makes apps and services simpler and easier to engage with, reducing driver distraction via a system that delivers on driver needs through the power of conversation,” said Arnd Weil, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Automotive. “We’re very proud to be named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for the second year in a row, further validating the vision we have for the connected car of tomorrow.”

Intelligent, Contextual Capabilities

Nuance is continuously innovating the Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant with capabilities and intelligence that leverage data about driver preferences, the car and a driver’s surroundings to create a proactive assistant that completes tasks while keeping interactions to a minimum. It understands the driver’s context by tapping into known preferences as well as the data shared by the car’s sensors and diagnostic systems. For instance, when the car is due for an oil change, the assistant will recommend a service time, date and location of the dealer.

Nuance’s Dragon Drive technology is deployed in more than 130 million cars and 50 million portable navigation systems worldwide, from leading automakers including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Toyota and others. Click here for more information on Dragon Drive.

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About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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