Focus on the Intersection of Voice Technology and the Modern Connected Car

Mercedes-Benz, Google, Amazon, and Intel to Present, Among Many Others

Voice of the Car Summit, taking place April 7-8, 2020. We Will look at the future of the modern connected car, and how leading automobile brands are integrating voice assistants and associated technology into their vehicles. The event is part of the VoiceFirst Events Series, and the presenting sponsor is Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.

“The Voice of the Car Summit will share how companies in the automobile industry are approaching this fascinating, complex frontier,” said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of Voice of the Car Summit and host of the popular podcast This Week In Voice. “The event will address who’s leading the industry in this space, who’s guiding the evolution, best practices and where we’re headed in the future and we are extremely pleased that Rachel Batish the VP of Product Strategy at Audioburst is presenting at the event.

The opening keynote will be presented by Robert Bruchhardt, senior software engineer, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America. Representatives from Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa Auto teams will provide anticipated updates, and numerous players from around the automotive space will follow over the course of a powerhouse two-day program.

Highlights of additional topics include: Conversational AI in the Automobile; Voice-Based Avatars in Cars; The Importance of Audio Quality; Testing and Monitoring in the Connected Car; Bringing New Languages to the Modern Connected Car; and Re-Inventing Navigation.

Other innovative companies participating in Voice of the Car Summit include: Google, Intel, Ford, HEAD acoustics, Bespoken, Soundhound, what3words,, Hi Auto, ReadSpeaker, Botmock, Cerence, and Potato. The event will feature an exhibit area and a special Google-sponsored reception for all attendees.

Registration and conference details for the 2020 Voice of the Car Summit are available at previously, was sold out and to be held at club auto sport in san jose, california
now, after CDC guidance, to be held as a worldwide online event

Join Audioburst’s VP of Product Strategy, Rachel Batish, to learn and discuss the latest on automotive entertainment and Audio Curation In The Car.

Audioburst’s Android Automotive OS app included in Google exhibition at CES

Google has managed to capture the most news coverage and floor space at CES the past two years and plans to have a large presence again in 2020. While there isn’t a full amusement park sized ride in Las Vegas like in 2019, Android Automotive OS will make its first appearance. 

CES attendees will be able to sit inside a Volvo XC40 Recharge, the automaker’s first fully-electric car, and enjoy Audioburst as part of the vehicle’s new infotainment system that will be made available through the Google Play Store. Powered by Android Automotive OS, the Audioburst app offers curated playlists, a personalized news feed, and voice search, all specifically tailored to the driving experience. The solution will be on display from January 7 – 10, 2020 at CES in Las Vegas at the Google Assistant Playground Central Plaza-1.

“Automakers used to compete primarily based on style, comfort, and performance. However, the battle for differentiation is increasingly shifting to the in-car driving experience. Consumers want personalization and instant access to digital services while on-the-go and that includes their entertainment and information options. At the same time, talk audio listening, which includes news, podcasts, and other spoken-word content has risen sharply over the past ten years. Audioburst’s personalized talk audio solutions operate at the intersection of these consumer trends and are perfectly suited for commuters. We are excited to show off our new app for Android Automotive OS with Google and Volvo at CES and demonstrate how the driving experience will evolve in the 2020s,” said Gal Klein, co-founder, and chief technology officer of Audioburst.