Cerence, a software developer for the automobile industry, has partnered with HERE Technologies to deliver AI-powered mobility assistant offerings to automakers.

The collaboration will integrate HERE’s location intelligence with the Cerence Drive portfolio to enable voice-powered access to HERE maps, APIs and point-of-interest (POI) data.

The integration will enable the drivers to use natural language to find charging stations or parking locations, instead of specific commands.

Furthermore, the AI-based voice-powered solution will gradually pick up driver preferences and habits to provide more relevant suggestions.

Cerence Core Automotive executive vice-president and general manager Stefan Ortmanns said: “Our work with HERE furthers our commitment to optimise the end-to-end performance of the mobility assistant experience for our customers.

“HERE is a trusted partner and the leader in their space, and their extensive map and POI data is critical to bringing drivers a powerful experience they can count on in their day-to-day lives.”

HERE chief product officer Jørgen Behrens said: “As the popularity of mobility assistants continues to grow, accurate location information is integral to enable a driver to fully leverage the assistant and its capabilities.

“We are thrilled to work with Cerence to create a voice-powered, multi-modal automotive experience that enhances productivity and safety in the vehicle.”

HERE focuses on providing mapping and location platform services. A consortium of German automakers holds a majority stake in the company.

Recently, it partnered with ParkHub, which manages more than two million parking spots, to enable consumers to locate and pay for parking spots.