Nuance’s Dragon Drive Voice-Enables Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access Voice Texting and Connected Search Features

  Nuance’s Dragon Drive Voice-Enables Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access Voice
  Texting and Connected Search Features

 Chrysler’s Innovative Uconnect Access Services Integrate Nuance’s Voice and
 Natural Language Understanding for Hands-Free, Eyes-Free Message Dictation,
                     Navigation and Local Business Search

2013 International CES

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BURLINGTON, Mass. & LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and Chrysler Group today announced
that Nuance’s Dragon Drive automotive-grade voice platform for the connected
car is part of Chrysler Group’s new Uconnect Access services. Uconnect Access
provides 2013 Ram 1500 and SRT Viper owners a range of new services, including
voice texting, and live and local connected search capabilities.

Uconnect Access takes advantage of Nuance’s embedded and connected natural
language understanding voice technology to give drivers smarter and faster
connectivity to people, information and content – in the car and in the cloud.
Uconnect Access leverages Nuance’s cloud-based Dragon Drive Messaging service
to let people send, receive and respond to text messages to all contacts in
their phonebook. All incoming text messages can be read aloud with Nuance’s
text-to-speech capabilities, and from there drivers can simply dictate a
response back if needed. In fact, Uconnect Access from Chrysler Group is the
first from a U.S. auto maker that introduces cloud-based, hands-free,
voice-activated texting.

Dragon Drive makes searching for local business information and directions
while behind the wheel faster and easier. Uconnect Access integrates Bing’s
live and local search engine to find virtually any local business, such as
restaurants, museums, spas, gas stations and more. Simply say, “Where is the
best Italian restaurant,” and results are provided along with business
information and ratings – and voice-enabled navigation to the chosen location.
Dragon Drive also lets people speak navigation addresses naturally – so the
house number, street and city can all be spoken in one breath.

“We want to provide our consumers with the ability to remain connected, yet
focused on the road ahead. By integrating Nuance’s Dragon Drive voice
capabilities, we can deliver a truly voice-enabled in-car experience that is
smart, fast, accurate and reliable – and takes full advantage of both the
cloud and on-board capabilities,” said Marios Zenios, Vice President of
Uconnect Systems and Services, Chrysler Group.

“Consumers demand in-car connectivity and content, but it must be accessible
in an intelligent and intuitive way as a natural extension of the infotainment
system,” said Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, automotive,
Nuance Mobile. “Dragon Drive’s unique embedded-connected platform gives
automakers like Chrysler the flexibility to deliver voice-enabled message
dictation, content and information regardless of where it exists – in the car,
on a device or in the cloud.”


Chrysler’s Uconnect Access services are currently available with a Uconnect
8.4A and 8.4AN system in the U.S. on the 2013 RAM 1500 and 2013 SRT Viper and
Viper GTS. Uconnect Access is available as a subscription service, currently
available as part of a 6-12 month trial period, with pricing plans to be
announced in 2013. To learn more, visit

Dragon Drive is Nuance’s automotive-grade platform that fully harnesses
Nuance’s deep expertise and research in natural language understanding voice
technologies to deliver connected and embedded capabilities such as voice
dialing, message dictation, navigation, local business search and music
search. The result is a smarter, safer in-car experience that lets drivers
keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Dragon Drive is a part of Nuance’s broad Dragon portfolio, including Dragon
NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Ultrabook,
Dragon Mobile Assistant, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon TV and Dragon
ID, all humanizing the way people engage their phones, tablets, TVs, cars and
computers – just by using their voice. To learn more about all that Nuance’s
Dragon portfolio has to offer, visit and

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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