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The automotive sector is one of the fastest growing areas for speech-enabled devices. Companies that provide systems allowing drivers and passengers to use voice commands to access entertainment and services within a vehicle are growing quickly. See below for the latest speech-enabled automotive technology news, trends, and solutions.


2021 Speech Industry Award Winner: ReadSpeaker Gives a New Voice to TTS

ReadSpeaker has been leading the way in text-to-speech (TTS) for more than two decades, delivering high-quality, lifelike voices for artificial intelligence-driven conversational applications, interactive voice response systems, and embedded applications.

Speech Technology Inches Closer to the Edge

An emerging computing paradigm, edge computing, promises to improve response time, lower costs, and enhance security, but the ecosystem is immature.

The State of Intelligent Virtual Assistants

IVA vendors shift from a horizontal to a vertical focus

Voicebox Launches Voicebox Auto

Voicebox Auto delivers conversational interfaces to automakers

Voicebox Launches Linguistic Code-Switching Capability

The technology allows speech systems to draw from one language to learn another.

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.

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.

Star Performer: Apple Is More Siri-ous

Star Performers: Nuance Advances Enterprise and Consumer Efforts

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.

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

Appetite for speech is keen, but solutions have yet to catch up with expectations.

AAA Urges Drivers to Stop Using Speech

New research finds hands-free does not mean distraction-free.

Nuance Acquires Tweddle

The deal adds to Nuance's automotive business.

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.

Chrysler Adds Voice to Select Models

Uconnect Access includes voice-activated texting and search functions.

Spansion Unveils Voice-Enabled Electronics with Human Interface Coprocessor

Leverages Nuance technology to improve voice applications

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.

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.

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.

Nuance Acquires SVOX

Combined technology portfolios to drive more natural interactions with cars, mobile phones, and consumer electronics.