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).
Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that its automotive voice technologies power BMW ConnectedDrive, which keeps BMW drivers connected to friends, family and colleagues when they’re on the go. Nuance’s connected text-to-speech technology enables the readout of emails, text messages, Facebook and Twitter status updates, and RSS news feeds, minimizing distractions while allowing drivers to take advantage of BMW’s in-car connectivity features.
BMW ConnectedDrive gives drivers the option to stay connected by simply pushing the ‘Play’ button to have emails, text messages, status updates and newsfeeds read aloud with Nuance’s text-to-speech technology, which is available in up to 14 different languages.