• Enhanced audio with artificial intelligence will offer more personalized and scenario-specific audio services to the IoV market.

Smart mobility agreement

LIZHI INC., a prominent online UGC audio community and a well-known audio entertainment platform in China, publicized its new agreement with Horizon Robotics, a producer of artificial intelligence (AI) chips for smart mobility in China. The collaboration will result in the development of audio services for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) industry.

Horizon Robotics is actively producing open and flexible artificial intelligence solutions with high-performance, low cost, and low power to empower smart mobility and a wide range of artificial intelligence applications by combining hardware and software.

Experts’ take on LIZHI and Horizon Robotics agreement

Jinnan (Marco) Lai, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director at LIZHI INC., commented: “We are excited to cooperate with Horizon Robotics and this is also the first time we cooperated with a chip company for smart mobility. As the Internet of Vehicles market rapidly expands, we are committed to meeting the rising demand for audio services in driving scenarios. Empowered by Horizon Robotics’ AI chip technology and LIZHI’s advanced audio technology, we hope to be able to provide more personalized and scenario-specific audio services. We have launched a new podcast application last month, LIZHI PODCAST (also named LIZHI BOKE in Chinese), which features curated content drawn from LIZHI’s extensive content library as well as exclusive and original podcasts created by influencers from all walks of life. Under our collaboration with Horizon Robotics, LIZHI may be able to optimize in-car audio experiences further and bring premium content from our LIZHI PODCAST to a wider user base.”

Yufeng Zhang, Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Business at Horizon Robotics, commented: “LIZHI is a leading online audio service platform in China and we are excited to cooperate with LIZHI to expend the ecosystem of Horizon Robotics’ Intelligent Cockpit. Since it was founded in 2015, Horizon Robotics is committed to building a technology platform consisting of chips, algorithms and tools. We hope that with the addition of in-car capabilities and AI interaction from Horizon Robotics, LIZHI and Horizon Robotics will be able to bring a new experience of in-car audio interaction to the end users.”