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Posts tagged with 'Nuance'

15 Nov, 2013

John Day You may, as I did, think of Nuance Communications primarily as a developer of voice technology in cars and wherever else, like voice-to-text. But this week the company launched a new version of its Dragon Drive platform for connected cars, and it added two new services – Dragon Drive Connect and Dragon Drive Link. Connect and Link, plus Dragon Drive Speech, enable what Nuance describes as customizable … Read More

West World Media's Cinema-Source, Twitter, connected car, STATS, Deezer, Strategy Analytics, TomTom, Tunein Radio, AccuWeather, OPIS/ Gas Buddy, Infogroup, Rdio, Infotainment, Reuters, Dragon Drive, Slacker Radio, Facebook, MovieTickets.com, INRIX, Nuance, Xignite, Yelp

27 Sep, 2011

Enabling smartphone “apps”

Posted by John Day

John Day It’s an article of faith in the automotive industry that customers want to bring their increasingly sophisticated smartphones into their vehicles and use them as easily and effectively as possible without having to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel for more than a brief moment. From the customer’s perspective, the more freedom and flexibility they have to use smartphone “apps,” … Read More

MovieTickets.com, location-based services, Nuance, Bing, Stitcher, Toyota's Entune, BMW ConnectedDrive, OpenBeak, Internet radio, OpenTable, iPhone/MP3 connectivity, Pandora, Ford Sync, smartphone "apps", iheartradio

23 Feb, 2011

You don’t need a smart phone

Posted by John Day

John Day I thought everybody but me had a smart phone but Tony Kraatz, lead engineer for GM’s new infotainment system, the Chevy MyLink, reminded me that, in fact, not everybody has one, so you won’t need one to use MyLink. Any Bluetooth phone or USB device will work, and if you don’t have either of those you can use the 7-inch color touch screen, steering wheel controls, or voice commands to control the radio, … Read More

IHS iSuppli, Gracenote, Infotainment, Bluetooth, turn-by-turn navigation, Chevrolet, Add new tag, Nuance, Chevy Volt, OnStar, GM, Chevy Equinox, Pandora Internet radio, Stitcher Internet radio, Chevy MyLink

17 Jul, 2010

Talking to Ford

Posted by John Day

John Day I am decidedly not a big fan of automated voice-based customer support systems, so I will admit to being a mite skeptical about Ford’s focus on voice recognition as its primary user interface. But I understand that the company – like all other automakers – is between a rock and a hard place. Whatever features take a driver’s eyes off the road or hands off the wheel are potentially hazardous – and features, … Read More

Nuance, Sony, Ford Edge, Ford Motor Credit, Bluetooth Message Access Profile, SYNC, iTunes Tagging, Jim Buczkowski, HD Radio, iTunes

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