SIRI in the Car
CES 2013 News
There are some interesting speech technology news from the 2013 CES show in Las Vegas.
SIRI in the Car
The car manufactor Hyundai has just announced that their infotainment system will be able to connect to compatible Siri-enabled iOS devices running iOS 6.
And this is a very great news for all people who are waiting to see Siri coming into cars…
In November 2012 General Motors was the first company which announced that they will use SIRI in their new Chevy Sonic and Spark vehicles
Hyundai’s implementation will also provide hands-free turn-by-turn navigation.
Using a voice command button in your car Apple is able to activate Siri to get spoken commands without showing anything on the iDevice screen. Means that your eyes do in the car what they should do – looking on the street, the traffic and the speed limits. select voice control systems.
Apple says at their website you may, “ask SIRI to call people, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, use Maps and get directions, read your notifications, find calendar information, add reminders, and more. It’s just another way Siri helps you get things done, even when you’re behind the wheel.”
Developed by Nuance, Dragon Drive is an automotive-grade voice services platform for the connected car that enables drivers to speak naturally and conversationally with in-car systems. Drivers can simply dictate messages, search for their favorite music, find real-time weather and even ask directions to their favorite restaurant – in the car or in the cloud. With its extensive experience in the automotive industry, Nuance is working with Hyundai to integrate Dragon Drive into its future vehicle infotainment systems.
Do we need this?
With an actual smartphone or a tablet you have a multimedia machine with strong multicore prozessor a lot of diskspace for music and video allready in your hands – or with a nice holder in your car which is connected to the loudspeaker in your car.
Adding a good bluetooth headset with some noice cancelation and you get a perfect audio for your speech control.
Another option is a connection to the information BUS (CAN Bus or ODB 2) within your car to be able to read and understand the internal messages like tyre pressure, engine Temperature or so. Applications like Dash Command 2.0 offer all this and use a bluetooth connection to your ODB2 connector within your car.
Please let me know your thoughts
So, there are many ways to use your smartphone or tablet in the car. Let me know where you are looking for….