One Voice Technologies Inc. (“One Voice”) (OTCBB:ONEV), a worldwide market leader in human interface technologies for PCs, wireless devices and the Internet, and Autobytel.com (Nasdaq:ABTL), the global leader in automotive e-commerce and services, Wednesday announced the formation of a strategic partnership to provide leading-edge voice interaction capabilities to the Autobytel.com Web site.
With the signing of this agreement, Autobytel.com will become the first online car buying and ownership program to offer its customers voice interaction capabilities, enabling them to have dynamic conversations with the Autobytel.com site. In addition, Autobytel.com’s Chief Technology Officer David Grant has been named to One Voice’s Advisory Board.
By using One Voice’s VoiceSite(TM), e-commerce sites can seamlessly add voice interaction in a matter of moments without changing existing HTML pages. VoiceSite enables One Voice’s IVAN(TM) (Intelligent Voice Animated Navigator(TM)) users to converse with computers and Web sites to easily find and purchase products and services. Further to this agreement, Autobytel.com will become an IVAN Preferred Site for those users looking to purchase new cars.
Autobytel.com customers will literally be able to talk to their site. For example, if you are looking for a BMW 540, simply describe the vehicle to IVAN and Autobytel.com will search for it and present you with all the BMW 540s meeting your criteria. Furthermore, if you need financing, simply ask IVAN and Autobytel.com will guide you through its multiple financing options. No matter where on the Web One Voice consumers are surfing, IVAN will take them to Autobytel.com to fulfill their new car needs.
“Imagine simply telling your computer you’d like to buy a new car,” commented Dean Weber, chairman and chief executive officer of One Voice Technologies. “Now, with the formation of this agreement, millions of Internet users worldwide can do just that. We are excited to be working with the leader in online car buying. With our strategic partnership, IVAN will not only take you to the Autobytel.com site, but will also host dynamic conversations and help auto buyers through the purchasing process. The day of talking interactive computers has finally arrived with One Voice’s IVAN.”
“Leveraging the best of Internet technology to make the auto buying and ownership process an easy and enjoyable one for our customers has always been our mission,” said Mark Lorimer, president and CEO of Autobytel.com. “This strategic partnership not only matches our goal, it transforms the Internet experience for our users, while offering yet another customer-friendly option in the way they buy, own and sell their cars.”
About One Voice Technologies Inc.
One Voice Technologies (www.onevoicetech.com), a worldwide market leader in developing scalable human interface technologies, is changing the way people interact with PCs, the Internet and wireless devices. One Voice’s flagship technology engine, called IVIT(TM) (“Intelligent Voice Interactive Technology(TM)”), allows the millions of worldwide consumer users to talk, as if they were speaking with another person, to instantaneously access and interact with content on the World Wide Web. The company has headquarters in San Diego. For more information, visit www.onevoicetech.com or call Reba Rosenbluth at 858/552-4466.
About Autobytel.com Inc.
Internationally-branded Autobytel.com is the acknowledged leader in online automotive commerce. The most comprehensive automotive Internet site, Autobytel.com offers consumers a positive purchasing and ownership experience, while providing its Accredited Dealer Network with the most efficient way to reach online car buyers. As it assists consumers through every aspect of the automotive lifecycle, Autobytel.com provides continuity into the next vehicle purchase. Launched in March 1995, Autobytel.com’s low-cost, no-haggle car-buying program is available in the United States, Canada (www.autobytel.ca), the United Kingdom (www.autobytel.co.uk), Sweden (www.autobytel.se) and Japan (www.autobytel-japan.com). In 2000, Autobytel.com was ranked No. 1 in Dealer Satisfaction with Online Buying Services for the third year in a row(1).
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