Consumers want to voice-control their navigation systems



Consumers want to voice-control their navigation systems
A recent survey commissioned by Nuance – a leading provider of voice recognition software - confirmed strong demand for voice destination entry and other speech-enabled features for personal navigation systems. As part of this study, nearly 1,000 drivers across Germany, Japan and the United States described their preferences for in-car features and assessed a range of voice-based functions. More than 75 percent of drivers confirmed that they enter or change their destination while on the road. In addition, more than 70 percent of survey respondents believed that controlling navigation systems by voice increased safety and improved the overall user experience of the navigation system.

“Innovation balanced with an attention to safety and convenience drive our development of speech technologies that improve the daily lives of consumers,” said Steve Chambers, president, Mobility and Consumer Services at Nuance. “Our latest development with TomTom (TomTom Go 920) is hitting the mark with portable navigation systems that utilize voice commands to get users to their destination safely and with less hassle”.

Tuesday, November 27th 2007

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