SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Future revenue opportunities for cars are over the lifetime of cars through over-the-air updates and subscriptions to different apps. The next generation car interior uses touch screens as the main interface. But it’s difficult and dangerous to use your finger to pinpoint where to click on different apps on the screens while driving.
The best way for a driver to interact with in-vehicle applications is by voice, but the challenge lies in the complexity of voice recognition. You might want to find directions with Google Maps, play a playlist from Spotify, or call your friend from your car during a single driving session. So how can a driver safely and accurately navigate multiple applications while keeping their hands free?
IpLContent presents a embedded system for connected cars which responds quickly and accurately to the various requests of a driver. For example, each downloaded application has a specific speech recognition dictionary. When the user gives a command, the on-board system can respond by referencing the associated application with a corresponding voice recognition dictionary: Google Maps with road names, Spotify with song titles, iMessage with contact names, etc. . This technology essentially acts as a central hub, directing spoken requests to the corresponding app and dictionary.
For example, if this in-car system hears you say “Play Adele’s ‘Someone Like You'”, it can recognize the request using the voice recognition dictionary to have Spotify access the song stored in the car. If the driver says “Call Uncle Joe”, the system can recognize it as an iMessage request and activate the app with the corresponding contact dictionary to call Uncle Joe.
This technology is also applicable for images. For example, based on images captured by exterior cameras, the in-vehicle system can activate a driving application using an image dictionary for curbs, roads and cars to notice when other cars swerve too close, or when the driver parks outside a white line in an underground parking lot.
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