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Nuance Opens Car Technology Lab in Detroit

Nuance's lab will serve as the proving grounds for voice and content systems optimized for the connected car.
Posted Aug 4, 2015
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Nuance Communications, has opened an automotive lab in the Greater Detroit Area focused on furthering innovation for voice and content solutions integrated as part of in-car infotainment systems, and delivering stronger customer support in the United States for its Dragon Drive connected car platform.

With an immersive driving simulator, A/V recording capability, and observation room, Nuance's new automotive lab is used to conduct research, technology demonstrations, and usability testing of automotive voice recognition technologies. The facility is also equipped with a state-of-the-art vehicle noise playback system alongside Bluetooth and cell network simulators. A team of dedicated engineers is focused on further optimizing voice for the car by utilizing the latest tuning and measurement capabilities for automotive voice recognition and hands-free phone systems.

"Our new Detroit automotive lab is a testament to Nuance's ongoing commitment to support and collaborate with the world's automakers, creating the next generation of connected cars right here in Detroit. Partners and customers are now able to better prove out, optimize, and customize the integration of our Dragon Drive platform, and ultimately deliver to drivers a safer, more personalized in-car experience," said Arnd Weil, senior vice president of Nuance Automotive, in a statement.

Nuance's technology is deployed in more than 110 million in-car and 50 million portable navigation systems worldwide.

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