Nuance Dragon Drive enables Uconnect Access voice

January 16, 2013 by  
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Nuance Communications Inc. said its Dragon Drive automotive-grade voice platform for the connected car is part of Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access services. Uconnect Access provides 2013 Ram 1500 and SRT Viper owners a range of services including voice texting, and live and local connected search capabilities.

Nuance said Uconnect Access takes advantage of Nuance’s embedded and connected natural language understanding voice technology to give drivers smarter and faster connectivity to people, information and content – in the car and in the cloud. Uconnect Access leverages Nuance’s cloud-based Dragon Drive Messaging service to let people send, receive and respond to text messages to all contacts in their phonebook. All incoming text messages can be read aloud with Nuance’s text-to-speech capabilities, and drivers can dictate a response back if needed.

Hyundai integrates Google Maps with Blue Link

January 2, 2013 by  
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Hyundai and Google announced that Google Maps application programming interfaces (APIs) will be integrated into the U.S.-based Hyundai Blue Link® telematics platform. It currently uses Bing maps.

New features supported by the integration of Google Maps APIs include Send to Car, Point of Interest Search and Local Search by Voice.

“Blue Link makes it easy for our owners to find and navigate to their destinations,” said Barry Ratzlaff, director of Customer Connect at Hyundai Motor America. “The integration of Google Maps APIs makes Blue Link even more effective. We look forward to continuing work with Google to bring innovative solutions to Hyundai owners.”

Telematics – making the most of the app opportunity

February 3, 2012 by  
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By Jan Stojaspal, Telematics Update

Greg J. Ogonowski is headed for what he calls a “high-class headache.” As president of Modulation Index, a two-man outfit based in Diamond Bar, California, he is the man behind StreamS HiFi Radio, a unique audio player capable of streaming high fidelity sound over most EDGE/3GPP cellular networks, thanks to a sophisticated compression technology called High Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC).