Nuance are the masterminds behind the Dragon range of speech to text software that has long ben lauded as the ‘best in class’ for many years. Among their other products, Nuance have also long been rumoured, although never confirmed, as the secret behind Siri, Apple’s voice recognition personal assistant on iOS.
The Chinese based ZTE are looking to really break into the big time this year and ‘Car Mode’ is one set of features arriving on their handsets that may help. Car Mode is intended to be an in car application centre, with a focus on safety, to allow you to navigate and use your ZTE device completely hands free – using GPS, taking calls, playing music etc.
With Nuance being the driving force in the speech recognition department, the interface between you and your phone is set to be very slick in any of the the 25 languages touted as being supported. Car Mode can be activated by saying a single keyword and can be used to provide all sorts of useful information to you as you drive, including weather and traffic updates, reading incoming text messages and announcing caller information.
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