TORONTO, Ontario – June 3, 2015 – At TU-Automotive Detroit 2015, NNG LLC and iNAGO Inc. will introduce the NNG Assistant, an intelligent, conversational assistant powered by iNAGO’s netpeople platform and integrated with NNG’s recently-announced NavFusion Platform. TU-Automotive Detroit is the world’s largest event dedicated to the evolution of automotive technology and its connected car, auto-mobility, and autonomous use-cases.
The NNG Assistant is powered by iNAGO’s netpeople assistant platform. Going beyond the simple voice commands and speech recognition that currently exist, drivers can converse with NNG Assistant in everyday natural language. “The NNG Assistant is much more than putting a voice interface in a car,” Ron Di Carlantonio, founder and CEO of iNAGO, explains. “It carries on interactive conversations with drivers to get them exactly what they need at exactly the right time.”
True conversational interaction with vehicles has long been a dream depicted in TV shows and movies. “Ever since the 1980s series Knight Rider, people have been intrigued and excited by the prospect of cognizant, interactive cars,” Di Carlantonio continues. “At iNAGO, we are striving to achieve this dream, and the NNG Assistant is the next step towards this goal.”
netpeople technology is already deployed in Japan and is now expanding into the global market, starting with North America. “We are proud to have NNG as our first partner in North America,” Di Carlantonio adds. “NNG has been the innovator in navigation for the automotive industry, and has proven they can turn a vision into reality.”
“iNAGO is a gamechanger in the automotive industry,” said Jim Robnett, Vice President of Business Development at NNG. “By combining iNAGO’s netpeople platform with our NavFusion Platform, drivers will have a much more realistic way of dictating voice commands in the vehicle. We’re really happy to have teamed up with such an innovative company and think that together we’ll have the opportunity to improve the core driving experience – making it more intuitive, more interactive, and above all, safer.”
NNG and iNAGO will continue to work together to develop intelligent and conversational in-car assistants that help drivers find information, stay in touch, and make vehicles smarter.
About NNG LLC:
NNG develops cutting edge infotainment and navigation software for the global market, focusing heavily on automotive grade navigation technology. The company offers on-board, 3D navigation applications that incorporate connected features and a universal online update portal. NNG’s goal is to make in-car infotainment and navigation easy, fun, safe and integrated through all communication devices for everybody on board. Unique features and advanced technology, combined with a high level of flexibility, enable fast time-to-market at a low development cost.
The award winning iGO Navigation Software is currently installed in more than 20 million devices worldwide with over 30 million signed orders from 34 global car brands. NNG continues to strengthen its global footprint through 11 offices around the world, including Hungary, Japan (2x), the United States (3x), Switzerland, Australia, Israel, India, and China.
NNG was the recipient of the 2013/14 European Business Award, winning ”Growth Strategy of the Year”, is the proud Winner of 2014 Gold Stevie® Award for Fastest Growing Company of the Year in Europe, and has also won numerous product awards through its partners.
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About iNAGO Inc.:
iNAGO Inc. is creating the next generation of voice interaction with its advanced netpeople platform. By delivering online content and services to drivers and other consumers through a smart natural-language assistant, netpeople is enabling companies to change what is possible in the car…and everywhere else.
iNAGO and its netpeople technology are currently used by major automotive, PC, and mobile companies. To date, iNAGO has primarily focused on providing the next generation of technology in Japan. iNAGO is now bringing that innovation to the rest of the world.
To discover more about iNAGO, please see http://www.inago.com.
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