USA: Nuance Communication has launched Dragon Drive! – new automotive-grade natural-language voice platform developed and designed specifically for the connected car. Dragon Drive! enables automotive manufacturers and suppliers to deliver eyes-free, hands-free message dictation and direct access to content, music, and navigation — all powered by the same core technologies at the heart of Nuance’s successful Dragon Dictation and Dragon Go!.
Dragon Drive! features Nuance’s Dragon Dictation technology that enables drivers experience a conversational mobile assistant messaging experience that lets them speak, listen and respond to text messages and emails — keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Furthering the hands- and eyes-free connected-car mobile assistant experience, Nuance’s Dragon Drive! platform also gives automotive manufacturers the same directed search and natural language understanding capabilities experienced in the successful Dragon Go!.
Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, automotive, Nuance Mobile, stated that, “The entire automotive ecosystem faces a critical challenge — keep consumers connected to the content they love, without imposing dangerous distractions behind the wheel. Dragon Drive! has been designed from the ground up with a focus on voice and natural language bridging that gap to give consumers the ability to take full advantage of the broad range of services today’s connected car has to offer.”