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Talking Personal Assistant in Your Car

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 28, 2012 at 6:27 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
The innovative work of a US based multinational computer software technology corporation may convert your car into a talking personal assistant.

The product, called Dragon Drive, has been developed by Nuance Communications Inc.
 Talking Personal Assistant in Your Car
Talking Personal Assistant in Your Car
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"Millions of cars around the world already use Nuance voice recognition for voice dialing and controlling the climate system, but all those activities are relegated to controlling technology in the car," LA Times quoted Mike Thompson, senior vice president and general manager of Nuance's Mobile division, as telling The Times.

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"What's new here is we've extended that control to the cloud. Now you can interact with the Internet as you are driving along," Thompson said.

A car loaded with Dragon Drive can send a text message for you while you keep your hands on the steering wheel, it can read your emails aloud to you on your way to the grocery store, and you can even ask it to read to you from your favourite online news source.

All the user has to say is "next" if they think the article is boring.

The only bummer is that you can't load Dragon Drive in your car. Nuance sells directly to car manufacturers and suppliers, so the only way to get Dragon Drive is to get a new car that comes with the service.

Thompson said cars loaded with Dragon Drive's messaging service-which allows you to send and hear texts and emails hands-free and eyes-free-will be rolling out this summer.

The service will be available in medium and higher-end priced cars to start, but he said that it won't be long before it is available in vehicles in every price range.

Source: ANI
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