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Apr 22, 2019

On April 15, Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it will bring bring Nuance’s conversational AI-powered mobility assistant to MG cars worldwide, starting with MG Hector, India’s first internet-enabled car.
Hector will feature MG Motor’s new iSMART Next Gen connected mobility platform, which leverages Nuance technology to enable drivers to control and interact with the entire in-car system using just their voice.
Activated with “Hello MG” rather than the push of a button, MG Hector’s Voice Assist feature was specifically designed by Nuance for the India market to recognize Indian-accented speech.
The assistant is deeply integrated with the car itself and enables more than 100 voice-activated commands, including opening and closing of the windows and sun roof, AC control, navigation, etc. 
MG Hector drivers also benefit from Nuance’s hybrid approach, which combines embedded and cloud-based content and services to deliver a fast, seamless experience – even in areas of poor connectivity.

Nuance Communications press release

Apr 22, 2019

On April 19, Tata Technologies announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with FutureMove Automotive to develop comprehensive and unique connected mobility solutions for automotive manufacturers in China and worldwide.
The relationship with FutureMove will combine Tata Technologies’ market-leading connected car service offerings with the platform and technology of FutureMove to provide a suite of services to the Chinese automotive industry.
Through the agreement, the two companies will integrate technologies, products, solutions, and resources to respond to demands within the automotive industry. The joint strategy will help support their clients across the globe by providing the capacity, capability, competitiveness and a range of innovative solutions for future mobility and ensure their leadership in the industry.
Tata Technologies press release

Apr 19, 2019

On April 16, BYD made global debuts of the E-SEED GT concept NEV and the all-new e-series vehicles, and showcased products of the Dynasty-series at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show.
The E-SEED GT super sports car adopts BYD’s “EV Dragon Face” design.
As BYD’s first 5-seat SUV, the global strategic Song Pro is underpinned by the BMP mid-size luxury vehicle platform, leveraging the BNA car manufacturing structure. The vehicle has a wheelbase of 2,712 mm and features a smart cockpit, a DiLink2.0 smart connected system, remote control driving technologies, a level-2 advanced driving assist system (ADAS), and a panoramic holographic transparent imaging system.
For the Dynasty-series, models on display at the show include the next-generation Tang-family, Qin Pro that has undergone testing for level-4 autonomous driving, Song MAX MPV, and the all-new Yuan EV 535.
For the e-series, the automaker showcased the e1, e2, and S2. The e1 mini-size EV was launched on April 12. It is powered by a motor that has an output of 45 kW and up to 110 Nm of torque, mated to a battery with a maximum energy of 34kW/h. It has a maximum speed of 102 km/h and can accelerate from 0 km/h to 50 km/h in 5.9 seconds. The S2 smart electric SUV has an NEDC range of 305 km, which can be extended by 100 km after a 15-minute charge. The SUV comes with a DiLink intelligent connected system.
From a BYD press release 1/2