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Cerence Partners With iHeartMedia and Radioline

Mobility technology company highlights benefit to carmakers

A graphic with the logos of Cerence, iHeartMedia and Radioline on a black backgroundMobility technology company Cerence Inc. said it is working with iHeartMedia and Radioline to offer automakers “enhanced, conversational AI-powered access to radio and podcast content.”

iHeartMedia is the parent of the iHeartRadio streaming radio service, while Radioline manages an audio content database of 110,000 radio and podcast streams from 161 countries.

Cerence, whose stock trades on NASDAQ, builds products like automotive assistants that facilitate interaction between humans and their vehicles, through voice recognition and language understanding.

The company says thanks to these new partnerships, it “unlocks a seamless infotainment experience that automakers and mobility OEMs can leverage to delight their drivers across languages and geographies.”

Chief Product Officer Nils Schanz was quoted in the announcement saying that radio and podcasts are “still a critical piece of the in-car entertainment experience. … By partnering with iHeartRadio and Radioline, we bring the same global, user-centric approach we take to build Cerence-powered in-car experiences and apply it specifically to audio content, enabling automakers and mobility OEMs to meet the entertainment needs of their drivers worldwide.”

Schanz made the announcement with John Vermeer, executive vice president, digital distribution and platform partnerships for iHeartMedia, and Xavier Filliol, COO of Radioline.