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Category: Automotive/Telematics

Voicebox Launches Voicebox Auto

Voicebox Auto delivers conversational interfaces to automakers
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Dec 2017

Speak Music Introduces Muse, a Hands-Free Alexa Device for the Car

Muse's voice and artificial intelligence technology turns any vehicle into a connected smart car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Nov 2017

Garmin Launches Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa

Garmin's newest device combines its own navigation technologies with an Amazon Alexa interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2017

Nuance Dragon Drive Incorporated into Audi A8

Audi A8 drivers can seamlessly access connected services and in-car functions using their voices
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Sep 2017

Genesis Adds Google Home Compatability

Genesis owners can now use the new Genesis app for the Google Assistant to remote start, lock, or send destinations to their cars via voice commands on Google Home and eligible Android phones or iPhones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2017

Voicebox Launches Linguistic Code-Switching Capability

The technology allows speech systems to draw from one language to learn another.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Aug 2017

In-Car Speech Systems Still Need to Improve

The voice recognition connected to most in-car infotainment systems is still poor, according to Strategy Analytics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2017

Nuance Expands Dragon Drive to Car's Passengers

Nuance Dragon Drive expands multipassenger automotive assistant with AI and connectivity to smarthome systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2017

Rand McNally Introduces OverDryve 8 Pro Truck Voice App

OverDryve 8 Pro brings together navigation, SiriusXM radio, voice assistance, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 May 2017

Lexus Partners with Xevo and Voicebox

The partnership will expand voice capabilities and connectivity in select Lexus vehicles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 May 2017

Mercedes Integrates Google Home and Amazon Alexa

New integrations allow voice-enabled control of some car functions from anywhere.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Apr 2017

Speech Recognition and the Connected Car

The in-car speech experience is moving from basic command and control to natural interactions with automotive assistants
The View from AVIOS, Posted 17 Feb 2017

Nuance Adds More Intelligence to Dragon Drive

Nuance extends Dragon Drive's capabilities to other passengers in the car and includes text messaging.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2017

INRIX OpenCar to Integrate Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Alexa provides OpenCar userswith voice-activated, on-demand access to music, audiobooks, traffic, weather, news, sports scores, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2017

Volvo Adds Skype for Business to Its 90-Series Cars

Volvo's partnership with Microsoft could also include a Cortana voice interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jan 2017

Hyundai Links Cars to Google Assistant

Users can operate some features of their Hyundai cars through their Google Home smart home systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jan 2017

Hyundai Adds Blue Link Skill For Amazon Alexa

Hyundai owners can use Amazon Echo voice commands to control their cars from home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Nov 2016

SoundHound Provides Voice Control for Rand McNally’s OverDryve

Rand McNally's connected car device incorporates SoundHound's Houndify natural language voice platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2016

Nuance Adds Contextual Reasoning to Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive's Contextual Reasoning leverages automotive data and driver preferences to deliver a more intelligent connected car.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Oct 2016

Nuance Brings Embedded Dictation to the Car

Nuance's Dragon Drive car platform now includes embedded dictation capabilities without a cloud or data connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Oct 2016

Genesis Adds an Alexa Voice-Control App

Owners of Genesis vehicles can use Amazon Alexa devices to control car systems with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Aug 2016

Strategy Analytics Finds Use of In-Car Voice Control Drops

The automotive industry needs to keep up with other consumer electronics when it comes to voice, the firm concludes.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Aug 2016

Car Speech Systems Market to Grow 4.31 Percent Through 2020

Research and Markets has predicted robust growth for the automotive speech recognition systems market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2016

Kia Expands Voice to More Car Models

Kia Motors America has made free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software updates available in a growing line of vehicles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2016

Dragon Drive Powers Chinese Car

Nuance's Dragon Drive powers the voice interface of SAIC's connected car Roewe RX5
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jul 2016

ABI Expects Regular Voice Users to Reach 1 Billion by 2021

Voice technology use is expected to grow by 80 percent per year through 2021.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jun 2016

VoiceBox Launches Voice SDK for Auto Makers

VoiceBox's fully integrated software development kit v5.0 provides a platform for creating in-car voice systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jun 2016

SCA Expands Siri Eyes Free to More Cars

FCA offers Apple's Siri Eyes Free feature on nearly 2 million vehicles through a Uconnect software update.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Apr 2016

Mobvoi Launches Wenwen In-Car Infotainment App

The WenWen app includes speech recognition, text-to-speech, and artificial intelligence technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2016

Fortemedia Updates FM1388 Voice Processors for Apple CarPlay

Fortemedia has launched new versions of its FM1388-1 and FM1388-2 voice processors tailored specifically for Apple CarPlay infotainment systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Apr 2016

Aupeo Partners with Triton to Deliver Messages to Drivers

Panasonic's OneConnect and Triton Digital's Tap OnDemand advertising platform can deliver targeted audio messages to specific drivers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Apr 2016

VoiceBox Launches Embedded Automatic Speech Recognition for Automotive Applications

New technology uses natural language understanding to create in-car digital assistants and voice systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Mar 2016

Technavio Sees Great Potential in Voice-Control Apps

Mobile banking, connected car apps, and virtual assistants in mobile devices are expected to be the biggest market drivers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 25 Feb 2016

Omnitracs Launches Intelligent Vehicle Gateway

Omnitracs' newest telematics delivery system includes voice command functionality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Feb 2016

Nuance Introduces Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant

Dragon Drive Automotive Assistant enables personalized, intelligent, and proactive driving experiences.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

SoundHound Partners with NVIDIA to Bring Natural Language Understanding to Cars

NVIDIA Drive and SoundHound's Houndify platform will enable large vocabulary speech recognition without a cloud connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

Volvo Partners with Microsoft on Vehicle Voice Control

A new partnership brings together Microsoft's Band2 smart watches with Volvo on Call in-car telematiocs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2016

Ford Exploring SYNC Integration with Amazon Echo and Wink

Ford is developing ways to pair millions of SYNC-equipped vehicles globally with home automation devices or smart home products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2016

Nuance Dragon Drive Deployed in BMW 7-Series Cars

BMW has integrated Nuance's hybrid voice and natural language technologies to allow drivers to access in-car infotainment.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2016

MessageLoud Launches to Help End Distracted Driving

The messageLoud mobile app can read text messages and email messages aloud.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Dec 2015

Telenav Integrates with Nuance's Dragon Drive

Telenav's integration with Dragon Drive provides location and context-aware cloud-based search in automobiles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2015

Nuance Expands Relationship with Mercedes-Benz

Nuance Dragon Drive powers natural language interface for Mercedes' connected apps and services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2015

VoiceBox Partners with UIEvolution for In-Car Technology

The collaboration seeks to advance voice-enabled content services and navigation in cars.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Sep 2015

Harris Poll Shows Low Use and Low Appeal of in-Car Voice Apps

Safety features shine and those competing with consumer electronics falter in latest automotive Harris Poll.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 2015

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.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Aug 2015

2016 Fiat-Chrysler Models to Feature Uconnect with Voice Controls

Select 2016 models will offer Uconnect with Siri Eyes Free and Do Not Disturb technology,
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

Elektrobit Releases EB Guide 6, a Tool for Developing Automotive Interfaces

EB Guide 6 lets developers build automotive touch screens and voice- and gesture-based controls.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

New Waze Navigation App Features Children's Voices

The Safe Mode Kids voice pack for Waze features children's voices to promote safer driving.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jun 2015

GMC Adds Apple CarPlay to 2016 Canyon, Yukon, and Sierra

App lets users control mobile phone apps in the car with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jun 2015

NNG and iNAGO Partner on In-Car Conversational Assistant

NNG Assistant is a voice-enabled assistant that accepts commands in natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2015

VoiceBox to Provide Subaru with Contextual Language Understanding Interface

Subaru partners with Fujitsu Ten to deliver embedded voice technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2015

Hyundai Is the First Automaker to Launch Android Auto

Android Auto, which features natural voice recognition with Google voice actions, will premiere in Hyundai Sonata models.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 May 2015

Nuance Adds Voice Biometrics to Dragon Drive, Debuts Virtual Assistant Service for Cars

Expanded connected car platform lets automakers personalize driving experiences.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2015

VoiceBox Extends Partnership with Elektrobit

The partnership adds natural language to provide a multimodal human-machine interface development platform for the auto industry.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2015

ZTE Star 2 Integrates Speech Recognition and Rich Communication Services

Chinese company's product offers improved recognition with rapid response rate and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Dec 2014

Nuance and Toyota Extend Voice Recognition Partnership

Nuance Dragon Drive will be included in the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform app suites.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Sep 2014

JD Power Study Finds Voice Recognition Problems Most Common New Car Owner Complaint

More than 8 percent of new vehicle owners cite problems with the voice recognition system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Aug 2014

Star Performer: Apple Is More Siri-ous

Feature, Posted 29 Jul 2014

JD Power Study Finds In-Car Tech Lacks APEAL

Drivers of new cars not impressed with the usefulness of the controls for voice recognition and other features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jul 2014

TomTom Adds Four More Languages to Voice Maps

TomTom Voice Maps now covers 76 countries with 46 unique languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jul 2014

Clarion Debuts Voice Recognition in NX604 In-Dash Multimedia and Navigation System

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE technology recognizes naturally spoken sentences and eliminates the need for specific voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2014

Cirrus Logic Releases New Voice Processors for Mobile Apps

CS48LV12/13 voice processor ICs with SoundClear embedded software deliver high performance for improved voice quality and voice recognition accuracy.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Feb 2014

NSC Director Speaks Out Against Voice-Enabled In-Car Systems

National Safety Council Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives David Teater said voice systems in the car create unnecessary driver distraction.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Feb 2014

Synopsys and Alango Deliver Voice Communication Package for DesignWare ARC Audio Processors

Integrated audio processing solution includes voice enhancement technologies that speed time to market for developers of mobile and stationary communication switches on a chip.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Feb 2014

Siri Hits the Road in New Car Models

FYI, Posted 10 Feb 2014

Harman Intros VoiceLogic Technology to Improve Speech Accuracy

Components include technologies like beamforming, echo cancellation, and noise suppression.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jan 2014

Millennial Media Launches Interactive Voice Ads for Toyota

The new ads blend speech technologies from Nuance with content related to Toyota's Entune system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2014

AT&T Opens a Drive Studio for Research into In-Car Systems

VoiceBox Technologies' voice-controlled apps will be featured in the first wireless carrier facility dedicated to the connected car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2014

ZTE Adds Nuance Speech Technologies to In-Car Mobile Apps

ZTE has enhanced its hands-free experience with Nuance's voice biometrics for phone unlocking and launches a new voice-enabled navigation and music barge-in app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2014

VoiceBox and Elektrobit Offer Voice-Connected Car Development Platform

Partnership aims to accelerate development of advanced, multimodal auto applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2014

Hyundai Enhances Voice in Its BlueLink System

The new voice capabilities will be one of many new features in the 2015 Genesis model.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Dec 2013

Gracenote Enters Its 50 Millionth Car This Month

The provider of in-car entertainment technology is set to hit the significant milestone this month.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2013

Honda to Offer Siri Eyes Free Integration

Siri Eyes Free is now available as a dealer-installed accessory on some Honda and Acura car models.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Dec 2013

Do In-Car Voice-Enabled Devices Distract Drivers?

Speech industry experts question a recent AAA study that says eyes-free, hands-free technologies are not safe on the road.
Feature, Posted 15 Nov 2013

Nuance Launches Next-Generation Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive Speech SDK is also launched for developers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Nov 2013

Nuance Dragon Drive Gives Mercedes-Benz Owners News on the Road

Dragon Drive's COMAND Online text-to-speech reads online news articles aloud.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Oct 2013

Nuances Dragon Drive Adds Voice to Kenwood In-Car Infotainment System

New Kenwood system delivers enhanced navigation, hands-free control of social media, message dictation and read-back, voice control for weather, calendar, music, RSS feed reader, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Sep 2013

Are Speech-Enabled In-Car Systems Really Safe?

Editor's Letter, Posted 12 Aug 2013

In-Car Speech Systems Hit Roadblocks

FYI, Posted 12 Aug 2013

J.D. Power Finds Consumer Dissatisfaction with In-Car Speech

Appetite for speech is keen, but solutions have yet to catch up with expectations.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Jun 2013

Dragon Mobile Assistant Expands with Intelligent Driver Mode

Automatically switches to driver mode in a moving car; adds customizable wake-up word and voice notifications for Facebook, texts, calls, and appointments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2013

AAA Urges Drivers to Stop Using Speech

New research finds hands-free does not mean distraction-free.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Jun 2013

Clarion Launches Google-Driven In-Vehicle Multimedia and Navigation System

Cloud-based technology brings voice recognition to cars.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2013

Nuance Dragon Drive Powers Toyota App in Japan

Smart G-BOOK app integrates Nuance voice recognition and search.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2013

Nuance Acquires Tweddle

The deal adds to Nuance's automotive business.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 May 2013

Rubidium Releases Mandarin Chinese ASR and TTS

The technology allows for hands-free phone use in China.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 May 2013

NEC Releases Speech Recognition Solution

Voice detection technology uses noise cancellation in home and car environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 May 2013

Research Finds Danger in Voice-Based Texting While Driving

A new study finds drivers are also distracted while using hands-free technologies in the car.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Apr 2013

Nuance and BYD Unveil Voice-Enabled In-Car Systems in China

New Si-Rui sedan features voice recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Apr 2013

Nuance Powers Car App on the New HTC One

Solution is available in 20 languages
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Apr 2013

Nuance and AutoNavi Collaborate in China

Companies offer voice-enabled navigation services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Apr 2013

Beyond Speech in the Car

Automotive safety calls for a holistic approach.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 10 Feb 2013

Honda and Acura to Integrate Siri

Siri Eyes Free technology will appear on select 2013 car models.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Jan 2013

Nuance's Dragon Drive Voice-Enables Hyundai's Next-Generation Connected Car

Hyundai's connected car prototype brings intelligent, conversational in-car connectivity to the mass consumer market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2013

VoiceBox Voice Personal Assistant Patent Portfolio Expands

Recent patents cover the use of voice in mobile advertising.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2013

VoiceAssist Is Now Available for the iPhone

The app lets users connect their iPhones to interact hands-free in the car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2013

Nuance Dragon Drive Added to Select Chrysler Models

Automaker launches Uconnect Access services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2013

Glympse Launches Voice-Activated Location-Sharing App for Ford SYNC AppLink

Using the new SYNC AppLink-enabled Glympse smartphone app, drivers can share their locations directly from their cars using simple voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

QNX Launches In-Car Speech Recognition Framework

New software brings AT&T Watson speech recognition engine to in-car systems and apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

Nuance, ZTE Team Up on Portfolio of Voice-Enabled Devices

Companies collaborate on advanced voice applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

DENSO Adopts NeoSpeech Software for Vehicle Navigation System

TTS technology will be used in Toyota vehicles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Dec 2012

EB Brings Advanced Navigation And Speech Features To VW Golf VII

Elektrobit (EB) helped develop Volkswagen's new Golf VII infotainment system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Dec 2012

Chevy to Incorporate Siri in Two Models

The Spark and Sonic will integrate with Apple's iPhone personal assistant app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Dec 2012

Hey Siri, Start My Car

Viper SmartStart is now integrated with Siri voice control.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Oct 2012

Audi A3 Integrates Dragon Features

Voice recognition and text-to-speech service lets drivers dictate and hear text messages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Oct 2012

Chrysler Adds Voice to Select Models

Uconnect Access includes voice-activated texting and search functions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Sep 2012

PCS Wireless and Voice Assist Announce Nationwide Market Trial

10,000 handsets will get the hands-free safe driving assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Aug 2012

Clarion Launches TTS for Social Media Apps

The new apps provide an in-vehicle user interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2012

Voice Assist Files Patent for Handsfree Radio and Safe Driving with Audio Awareness

The application lets users hear incoming messages and respond with voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2012

New Ford SYNC App Offers Allergy Data

Users can check the current allergy forecasts using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Aug 2012

BMW Integrates Nuance Dragon Drive! Messaging

Company is the first automaker to use Nuance's new mobile assistant messaging system
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2012

Spansion Unveils Voice-Enabled Electronics with Human Interface Coprocessor

Leverages Nuance technology to improve voice applications
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jun 2012

New Siri-Like Service for Android Launches

Robin, a new voice-enabled personal assistant from Magnifis, is available in beta across the U.S.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jun 2012

Agero Advocates for Speech in Cars

The company calls on the NHTSA to include speech technologies in review of driver distraction guidelines for vehicle interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 May 2012

Nuance Unveils Dragon Drive!

Auto platform combines Nuance Dragon and NLU
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2012

Harman Adds More Voice to Toyota Telematics System

The Toyota Touch & Go features advanced voice recognition and TTS capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2012

Spansion Teams Up with Nuance

Deal extends voice recognition for embedded technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Mar 2012

Ford Sync Resonates with Drivers

New owners identified Sync's voice recognition capability as a key part of their decision to buy a Ford; 77 percent say they use voice commands regularly.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Mar 2012

Overheard Underheard

FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2012

Fatal Distractions

Speech tech companies promote hands-free devices to prevent accidents.
Voice Value, Posted 01 Mar 2012

2013 Ford Fusion and Flex Get SYNC as Standard Equipment

Voice-activated system will be installed on more than 9 million vehicles during the next three years.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Feb 2012

Kia Motors Debuts Voice-Enabled UVO

Second-generation infotainment system adds new smartphone-based connectivity.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

Ford Enables Voice Control of NPR

New application gives users access to National Public Radio stations in the car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

AT&T, Panasonic Automotive to Develop Voice-Enabled Assistant

WATSON technology will let drivers interact with vehicles in everyday language
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

VoiceBox and Toyota Partner on In-Car Voice Technology

Partnership seeks to bring personal assistant voice-enabled applications to Toyota and Lexus car brands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

Voice Rec Is a Pain Point with Vehicle Navigation Systems

Voice recognition is one of the key areas affecting customer satisfaction with in-car navigation systems.
FYI, Posted 01 Jan 2012

BMW Drivers Can Hear Yelp

New TTS feature enables drivers to listen to information and reviews about area businesses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Dec 2011

Intel and Toyota Research Next-Generation In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Joint research will focus on developing user interaction methodologies, including touch, gesture, and voice technologies, as well as information management for the driver.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2011

Nuance Gives Voice to Waze App for iPhone and Android

Nuance's connected text-to-speech reads aloud turn-by-turn directions and traffic alerts for social mapping and navigation app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Sep 2011

Nuance Expands Ford SYNC to Europe with 19 New Languages

Ford's popular voice-enabled in-car infotainment system powered by Nuance to launch in Europe in 2012.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Sep 2011

Nuance, Ford Collaborate on Speech Understanding and Intent

Pair aims to make voice recognition more intuitive in SYNC in-car telematics system
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Nuance Powers Voice App for OnStar RemoteLink for iPhone

RemoteLink features new navigation capabilities powered by Dragon to let subscribers input directions and search for destinations by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Aug 2011

Nuance Powers Voice Capabilities in OnStar FMV Retail Mirror

OnStar FMV lets drivers speak to get directions and make hands-free phone calls in the car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2011

Ford Trials Complimentary Live Operator Assistance for SYNC Services

Ford is beta testing an Operator Assist feature for the cloud-based network of SYNC Services, giving registered users complimentary access to a live operator for help with business searches and address entry for turn-by-turn directions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2011

Speech Drives Safety Solutions for Cars

Distractions like texting and navigation systems call for safer user interfaces, and the industry is responding
The View from AVIOS, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Ford and Nuance Collaborate to Advance Speech Understanding and Intent

Ford is teaming up with Nuance to research new voice recognition capabilities that will help drivers converse more easily with Ford SYNC by accurately interpreting command intent.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jun 2011

Ford Adds SYNC AppLink to 10 Vehicles

The move comes as Ford quadruples its connectivity team and grows its app developer community.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2011

Nuance Acquires SVOX

Combined technology portfolios to drive more natural interactions with cars, mobile phones, and consumer electronics.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Jun 2011

Guile 3D Studio Introduces Denise, the Virtual Assistant

This system combines computer graphics, artificial intelligence, voice recognition and other advanced technologies to perform a variety of tasks.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Apr 2011

VoiceBox to Power Latest TomTom Products

The partnership will bring voice recognition to in-car navigation systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Apr 2011

New Study Finds Greater Safety with Voice

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute concludes that drivers are safer using voice-based systems for texting while in the car.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Apr 2011

Voice Assist Partners with Jabra to Provide Complete Hands-Free Solutions

The combination of the Voice Assist cloud-based speech services and Jabra hands-free devices provide a solution for consumers and enterprise users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2011

iSpeech Releases DriveSafe.ly on iPhone

The app can speak text messages, email, and Tweets aloud and allow for text responses by voice
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2011

Ford Adds Languages to Its Sync System

The company works with Nuance to expand the system's vocabulary to 19 languages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 28 Feb 2011

Convenience Drives the Speech Technology Market

New SVOX research in the United Kingdom finds that text-to-speech and speech recognition offer convenience and safety benefits.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Feb 2011

Windows Automotive 7 Integrates Loquendo ASR and TTS

Loquendo ASR and TTS is now available on the latest Microsoft automotive operating system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Feb 2011

Nuance Unveils VoCon Navigation for Personal Navigation Devices and Mobile Navigation Apps

New pre-packaged application module enables quick and easy integration of Nuance's embedded one-shot voice capabilities and text-to-speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Feb 2011

Valor Multimedia Selects Gogo Navigation Software with Loquendo TTS for In-Dash Navigation Product

Loquendo TTS gives a voice to the multimedia on-board multilingual navigation system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jan 2011

HARMAN and Nuance Collaborate to Develop Voice Solutions for Connected In-Car Infotainment

The two companies are increasing speech-activated command and control functions for in-car navigation, music, and information systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2011

Want to Listen to the Beatles? Just Ask for the “Fab Four”

Gracenote provides a solution for music search in the MyFord Touch.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Jan 2011

Nuance Voice-Enables Ford SYNC AppLink Apps

Nuance and Ford extend SYNC and Voice Services Platform to the global application developer ecosystem.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2011

Nuance Drives Conversational Voice Interface with New Toyota Entune

Toyota's new multimedia system application lets drivers stay connected with Nuance's one-shot voice technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Reducing the Cost of Every Dialogue

An all-in-one IP communications software suite helps Dialogue Marketing consolidate infrastructure.
Deployments, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Loquendo TTS Integrated into Gogo Navigator for North America

TTS provides spoken turn-by-turn directions in U.S. English, Latin American Spanish, and Canadian French.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2010

Loquendo TTS to Power HP Navigator

Spime, Navteq, and Loquendo partner to power hybrid alternative to Web-based mapping services with HP Navigator.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Dec 2010

SVOX’s TTS Technology Selected by Hyundai for the New ix20

SVOX TTS is integrated into the Hyundai ix20 infotainment and navigation system for media player control, navigation and voice assisted dialing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2010

Cheetah Software Integrates CoPilot Live GPS Navigation Software

New plug-in maximizes map guidance with spoken turn-by-turn directions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2010

Speech in the Car Continues to Move

GM and Ford come out with new in-car infotainment systems that expand the use of speech and what users can do with it.
FYI, Posted 01 Nov 2010

Volkswagen and SVOX Develop In-Car Voice System with NLU

Voice Control research project prepares for car of the future with innovative voice control system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Oct 2010

Sensory Releases Truly Handsfree Trigger SDK for iPhone and Android OS

Total hands-free control is now possible for new, popular voice search applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Oct 2010

Despite Ban, Phone Use by Drivers Continues

Results of a new survey in the U.K. renews calls for drivers to embrace speech technologies behind the wheel.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Oct 2010

Looney Tunes Characters Lend Their Voices to TomTom!

The classic voices of Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Pepé Le Pew star on TomTom devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Sep 2010

Strategy Analytics: MyFord Touch Has Impressive Voice Interface

Analyst firm predicts the SYNC system will boost consumer acceptance of voice interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Sep 2010

Next-Gen OnStar System Contains SpeechListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The system will come with improved voice commands which will improve safety, says OnStar.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Sep 2010

Voice-Enabled Bluetooth in-Car Speakerphones

Speech Solutions, Posted 01 Sep 2010

Ford Adds Features to SYNC in Hopes of Improving Driver Safety

Nuance speech technologies allow users to use voice commands, hear email and text messages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jul 2010

Incoming Caller's Name Now Read Aloud with Caller ID Reader App

No more looking at mobile phones while driving to see who's calling.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jun 2010

Tom Tom Adds Dora the Explorer and Sponge Bob Voices to Its GPS

Newest additions to TomTom's voice library from Nickelodeon make family adventures more enjoyable.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jun 2010

ATX Study Finds Interest in Auto Messages for DriversListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The study finds that drivers are most interested in vehicle-relevant information.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Jun 2010

Nuance Joins Global ng Connect ProgramListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The organization hopes to collaborate, improving connected car voice technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jun 2010

Ford Adds Services to SYNC SystemListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Stock quotes, horoscopes and more added to Ford SYNC cloud-based services at no extra cost.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 May 2010

The BlueAnt S4 Listens and RespondsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The first truly hands-free speakerphone allows users to communicate completely through voice commands.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 May 2010

SVOX Releases New Russian Voice

The addition of this voice brings the total in the SVOX TTS portfolio to 37.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Apr 2010

DriveSafe.ly Gets Down to Business

iSpeech brings its distracted driving solution to enterprise customers looking to stop employees' texting while driving.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Apr 2010

Voice on the Go Takes Voice on the RoadListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New application lets drivers listen to and respond to messages without ever looking at their phone.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Apr 2010

ZoomSafer Enables Drivers to Send and Receive Voice-Powered Texts and Emails

Hands-free service further minimizes distracted driving
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Mar 2010

Nuance Brings Natural Language Speech Recognition to Audi A8

2010 Audi A8 now features one-shot destination entry, music search, and more powered by Nuance's speech engine
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Mar 2010

The Driving Need for More Speech

Two initiatives expand Nuance Communications' reach in the automotive sector.
FYI, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Competition Heats Up

But delivering functional voice search services will take time and effort.
Feature, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Loquendo Embedded TTS and ASR Now Available for Android, Maemo and Moblin Mobile Platforms

Speech technology vendor makes its applications available to open-source developers in all languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Feb 2010

ZoomSafer Partners With Safe Kids USA To Prevent Distracted Driving

Education and hands-free solutions are parts of the new campaign.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Feb 2010

Consumer Electronics to Get a Natural Language InterfaceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

A new chip from Sensory provides a truly hands-free voice interface for many typical household products.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Feb 2010

Nuance Voice Control Automotive Brings the Power of Dragon to the Car

Auto industry's first integrated speech interface for on- and off-board services powers the connected car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Feb 2010

Speech-Enabled GPS Navigation Devices

Speech Solutions, Posted 10 Jan 2010

Nuance and Ford Reveal Natural Language Capabilites for Next-Generation of SYNCListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance and Ford make it even easier to talk to your car with advancements in speech found in MyFord Touch SYNC.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jan 2010

Fully Speech-Powered TXT and Email Messaging Offered in iSpeech’s DriveSafe.ly 2.0

iSpeech announces two-way texting and emailing via voice on next-generation DriveSafe.ly 2.0 mobile app for smartphones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2010

Dial2Do Integrates Voice Activated Messaging with Drive’N’Talk

The solution offers drivers an easy way to send and listen to email and text messages using only their voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2010

Alpine Electronics Integrates Loquendo TTS

The INA-W900 all-in-one audio/video/navigation unit puts digital source controls at drivers' fingertips.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2010

Find Your Voice, Find Your Destination with Garmin Voice Studio

New application lets users record their own voices for use on their GPS navigation units.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2010

SVOX Adds Arabic to Its TTS Line

The company continues to expand its portfolio with new voices and languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Dec 2009

Alpine Chooses Loquendo for Navigation Products

Loquendo becomes the automotive electronics company's preferred speech partner.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2009

Nuance Renews Vocalizer Deal with Mio

Mio Technology to further integrate Nuance's text-to-speech as part of its global personal navigation device portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Nov 2009

SVOX Releases New Version of Its Speech Recognition Solution

New version promises higher recognition rates in noisy environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2009

SpeechTEK Europe Conference and Exhibition will be April 28-29, 2010 in London

SpeechTEK's first ever European event
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Aug 2009

SVOX Adds New Languages to TTS

Finnish and Greek are the latest as SVOX expands its European presence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Apr 2009

ATX Introduces In-Vehicle Audio MessagingListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New voice channel enables automakers and dealerships to reach out to customers with important information about their cars.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Mar 2009

AT&T Gets a New Voice in Windows for 2009Listen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Wizzard releases version 4.2 of AT&T Natural Voices Text to Speech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Mar 2009

Loquendo Releases New Versions of Speech Engine, SDK, TTSListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The new releases offer additional features and aim to give designers more control.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 25 Feb 2009

SVOX Acquires Siemens' Speech UnitListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The deal allows the company to expand into speech recognition and speech dialogue solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Jan 2009

Ford Adds SYNC Features

SYNC with Traffic, Directions, and Information provides access to personalized traffic reports, precise turn-by-turn driving directions, and up-to-date information such as business listings, news, sports, and weather.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jan 2009

TomTom Expands Voice Recognition in New GPS Device

Drivers can control the new GO 740 LIVE with more than 130 voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2009

ATX Brings Telematics to Toyota

New luxury car offering for Lexus features a voice interface.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jan 2009

SVOX Powers Clarion Mobile Device

ClarionMIND features SVOX TTS to power Internet-based navigation and entertainment.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Dec 2008

deCarta Takes Loquendo TTS On Board

Leading supplier of software and services for the location-based services industry enhances its real time, two-way connected navigation service with Loquendo's Text-to-Speech voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2008

With iLane I Hear My Email in My CarListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

IMS chooses Loquendo ASR and TTS to power its iLane in-vehicle email- and text-reading solution.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Dec 2008

Voice Enables Web Search Behind the WheelListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

A new multimodal application from ATX lets users search the Web from inside their cars.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Nov 2008

SVOX Releases Pico, a Small Footprint TTS

Company touts its newest engine as the highest-quality sub-1 MB Text-to-Speech system available.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2008

SVOX Introduces Polyglot TTSListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

With new text-to-speech system, foreign words or phrases can be spoken like a native.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Nov 2008

Golden Words

While Michael Phelps was making history in the pool, TTS was making sure people heard about it.
Feature, Posted 01 Nov 2008

Rotary Gets a Speech Lift

A subsidiary of Dover Corporation, Rotary Lift is the leading manufacturer of vehicle lifts and equipment for the automotive industry. Its success is based on 80 years of continued innovation in delivering tools and solutions that increase the productivity of service technicians. By providing a competitive advantage to customers, Rotary helps technicians get more done and generate more profit. It's no surprise that Rotary is always looking for ways to gain efficiencies.
Deployments, Posted 12 Sep 2006

Using Speech for Search

Customers of Pull-A-Part, an Atlanta, Ga.-based owner of five discount, self-service auto parts stores/salvage yards in the southeastern U.S., rely on a speech-based search system to find the parts that they need. A customer-searchable inventory is critical for the company in order to keep employee overhead low, according to Ross Kogon, chief operating officer. The company set up a searchable Web site a couple of years ago, which enabled customers to use search capabilities at its…
Deployments, Posted 01 Mar 2006

Clarkston Chrysler Jeep Rolls out a New Line for Speech

With a global workforce of 384,723 employees, Daimler-Chrysler sold approximately 4,006,700 passenger cars and 712,200 commercial vehicles in 2004. At year's end of 2004, Chrysler's total revenue reached $67 billion. Keeping these numbers in mind, it is not surprising that Chrysler has a five star requirement for its sales and services providers around the globe. However, it is a little surprising to find that this large corporate parent company allows its individual dealerships the freedom…
Cover Story, Posted 01 Jan 2006
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