There's more safety tech for when you are behind the wheel. Dragon Drive, by Nuance Communications unveiled on Tuesday their new Siri like voice platform designed for the connected car.
It will allow you to send and receive text and email via voice commands in five languages: English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
A hands-free voice recognition software in cars is nothing new, but there's been a slow adoption in this tech due to the unnatural nature of its commands. Nuance aims to simplify it by blending the vehicle's internal computers with cloud technology that can access your email and text messages.
“The entire automotive ecosystem faces a critical challenge — keep consumers connected to the content they love without imposing dangerous distractions behind the wheel,” said Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager at Nuance Mobile, in a statement. “Dragon Drive! has been designed from the ground up with a focus on voice and natural language, bridging that gap to give consumers the ability to take full advantage of the broad range of services today’s connected car has to offer.”
In a recent JD Power 2012 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study showed that drivers are interested in the trend — about 69% of study participants said they want natural language voice activation functionality and 68% want wireless connectivity.
What do you think? Sounds interesting? I would want one too!