Published: January 05, 2015 | Burlington, MA
Nuance’s Dragon Drive platform will power the in-car infotainment systems for BMW Group vehicle models in 2015 and 2016. The BMW Group 7Series was the first to hit the market this year featuring a conversational user interface built with Nuance’s hybrid embedded-cloud voice recognition, natural language understanding (NLU), barge-in and text-to-speech solutions.
Over the last decade, Nuance has been driving in-car voice and touch input innovation with the BMW Group across North America, Europe and Asia.
The BMW Group is the first to ship Nuance’s latest automotive voice recognition and NLU technology built on Deep Neural Networks for faster and more accurate results delivering a better user experience. The fully integrated, automotive-grade solution enables quick and easy access to apps and services, such as navigation, music, message dictation, the calendar, weather, social media and more through a conversational voice interface – all accessible by voice from the top menu, unleashing a level of user experience unmatched by aftermarket third-party mobile phone solutions.
Drivers are able to say commands in one phrase, such as “Send a text message to Joe, I am stuck in traffic and will be 15 minutes late,” or “Get me directions to Armando’s Pizza in Cambridge.” Drivers can also speak over or interrupt the system to complete tasks faster.
Nuance’s hybrid voice capabilities provide drivers with a safer, smarter way to access apps and services even when connectivity isn’t available. An intelligent arbitration algorithm delivers the best possible results from the cloud or within the on-board system.