Nuance's Dragon Drive! Hopes To Reshape In-Car Voice Systems
It's described as "automotive-grade," and it's developed specifically for the connected car. It's reported that the system 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! Messaging is the first in a series of connected services that will hit the market this summer as part of Nuance's Dragon Drive! platform. It'll act as a 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.
Dragon Drive! Messaging is currently available in six languages including US and UK English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, but we've yet to hear of any automakers making this a part of their OEM equipment. Hopefully, 2013 and 2014 model year cars will begin to integrate it. The sooner it gets to Bentley, the sooner it'll trickle down elsewhere.