Acapela Phonemes Chosen for NAVTEQ Voice
MONS, Belgium - Acapela Group will provide almost one million phonemes in 21 languages to enhance the intelligibility and vocal restitution of street, place and destination names. NAVTEQ Voice already includes more than 3.3 million phonemes and is available to more than three hundred million people in Western Europe.
NAVTEQ voice phonemes are already used in new generation navigation systems for automatic speech recognition (ASR), allowing drivers to communicate verbally with their system.
Acapela and NAVTEQ have combined their knowledge to use speech synthesis and adapt this to the specific requirements of the map data environment.
The goal for both NAVTEQ and Acapela is to provide localized phonetic entries that match the geographic context of navigation with correct pronunciation and accentuation.