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New Technology Simplifies Use of Connected Devices by Drivers

With more than 30 billion connected devices by 2020, connected car technology must be ready.

by on Mar.08, 2016

Nuance's Dragon Drive technology will make it easier for cars and connected devices to be used by drivers.

Automakers are constantly telling us that their next generation of vehicles are going to talk to each other, talk to the road and talk to us. That’s a lot of chatter. However, talking to the car is likely to be the simplest and most efficient way to merge transportation with the “Internet of Things.”

Nuance Communications Inc., a leading provider developer of voice recognition technology and applications used in passenger cars, is testing out new systems that will make it easier for automakers to offer services that will easier for motorists to speak with a wider network of smart devices and other kinds of consumer electronics while traveling in a vehicle.

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“Our cars and consumer electronics are increasingly connected, and now we’re seeing an ecosystem emerge where they are becoming connected to each other,” said Bob Schassler, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. (more…)

Ford Syncing Up with Amazon’s Alexa

Automakers turning vehicles into hubs to control Internet of Things,

by on Jan.19, 2016

Ford is partnering with Amazon's Alexa to give drivers access to control items in the Internet of Things.

You’re heading home on a cold winter’s eve, looking forward to warming up and relaxing after a busy day at the office.

As you pull off your exit on the freeway, you tap the voice command button on the steering wheel and say hello to your virtual valet, Alexa, telling her to turn on the lights and raise the thermostat at the house. But before you sign off, she also reminds you that there’s no beer in the refrigerator.

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According to a new study by the high-tech research firm Gartner, a typical American home may contain as many as 500 smart devices by 2022. (more…)