Cerence Drive

Powering the smartest assistants
on the market—period

Cerence Drive is a robust, automotive-grade portfolio of products, services, toolkits and innovation that enables the user experience of tomorrow in the cars of today – understanding individual preferences, personalizing entertainment and executing complex, contextual commands. It can find preferred parking, play users’ favorite songs, direct them to the best-priced gas stations, and turn up the voices they need to hear while muting the ones they don’t. Cerence supports automakers with capabilities that maximize the safety, productivity and enjoyment of customer journeys while elevating the identity of each unique brand.



Drive your brand forward with deep customization and AI.

Developed in close partnership with OEMs all over the world, Cerence Drive supplies solutions and expertise that adapt seamlessly to your brand. We support your distinctive vision with an open platform that enables complete customization of look, feel, functions, configurability, content choices, and user experience (UX).

Our system is both embedded and cloud-based, enabling rapid functionality, uninterrupted connectivity, and elegant integration into your vehicles. It offers the industry’s most natural, intuitive interactions and leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to become continuously more human.



The smartest assistant on the market – Period.

Cerence Drive delivers an effortless, unforgettable in-car experience, enabling users to manage content, access third-party services, and save their personal profiles. It knows which vehicle occupant is delivering commands—and where they’re sitting. It learns all users’ preferences, drawing from diverse sources to personalize recommendations..

Controls for the user’s whole ecosystem

With our smart home function and third-party services, users can activate their home alarms and turn on their office lights—all by voice in the car. Based on two types of powerful AI, our cognitive arbitrator integrates disparate assistants and services to make each car a control center for connected living, working, and mobility.



Optimizing safety through intelligence

Our AI-driven natural language understanding (NLU) yields a more intuitive dialogue with the mobility assistant, freeing drivers to stay focused on the road ahead. And because Cerence Drive is integrated with the car’s human-machine interface (HMI), it easily accesses sensors to address diagnostic information or alert drivers when service is needed.

Best-in-class security and latency

Cerence Drive combines embedded and cloud-based services to create a hybrid solution that maximizes access, protects data, and safeguards against connectivity interruptions, regardless of location or zone.


More experienced

Unrivaled innovation leadership

With a legacy of leadership in AI-optimized mobility solutions, Cerence is a trusted partner to vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers around the world. Cerence Drive is the #1 OEM partner, improving the ride in more than 325 million vehicles shipped globally.

Excellence that keeps evolving

More content. Better content. Managed connectivity. Selective third-party providers. We never stop improving—and real-time data provides powerful insights into your customers’ preferences, evolving dramatically with each service update.


More yours

The solution is open—and the options abound

Don’t settle for out-of-the-box. Cerence Drive is an open solution that is ready for your brand signature. Options include 50-plus languages, hundreds of content domains, and custom UX.

A platform free of external agendas

Trends, innovations, domains, and technologies come and go. The ability to outlive them—just as your car will—is one of the hallmarks of a truly independent platform. Unlike competitors, we don’t have an agenda and we’ll never use your customer data for any reason other than to make your systems better, faster, and more powerful.