Intelligent Voice Assistant with offboard speech processing offers speech support at the highest level. It understands natural speech, as opposed to only recognizing limited commands. The Voice Assistant not only includes a large scope of individual and situational variations, but it also understands linguistic varieties, dialects and jargon. This enables a substantially greater range of possibilities when dictating text messages or emails. The greatly expanded range of functions is possible thanks to the ConnectedDrive server-based offboard voice recognition, which forms the basis for the Intelligent Voice Assistant. This cloud function enables non-specific searches to be conducted quickly and simply on the internet using everyday language, aiding the navigation system. It is possible to search for restaurants in the area by asking in natural language, for example. In addition, the move to the cloud allows more frequent update cycles, guaranteeing that all future innovations are available as soon as possible, whether regarding new software or improvements to computer linguistics.