Dragon Drive: The future of the connected car

Combining voice recognition with infotainment services helps make for a safer, smarter connected car experience to help us remain focused on the road while we stay connected to the things that we like and need. It’s as easy as speaking to your car, via technology optimized for the driving experience. Nuance’s Dragon Drive platform is furthering the possibilities of what we expect from our connected cars.
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Life is busy – you know that feeling all too well, don’t you? Wouldn’t a little help right at the moment that you need it be nice? It’s the forgotten email to your boss that you happen to remember while driving, or remembering that it’s your day to pick up your son and his friend at school and you have a meeting that you need to reschedule in order to make everything fit into the day. The list goes on and on. I know I could sure use extra help managing my work and home responsibilities seamlessly. Ideally, this helpful helper would be able to communicate with me via voice – at home, at work, even in the car. So I started to wonder: What would my ‘Help Wanted’ ad look like both today and in the future?

Help Wanted: Assistance in the Car

Duties include but not limited to: Assisting in reading and responding to work and personal emails and meeting requests – maybe even booking conference rooms or notifying attendees that my meeting will start ten minutes later than scheduled, or that I’m running five minutes late. Keep track of and schedule my child’s calendar of activities – reminding me when it’s my turn to bring snacks for the preschool room and that it’s my turn to drive him to swimming lessons. How about letting me know what items are needed in my refrigerator and where the nearest store is to pick them up on my way home?  I love a good deal, so notify me of the best price option as well! Must have the ability to post to Facebook, Twitter, and my other social media outlets for my mom’s birthday (that I just remembered is coming up!). Let me take that one step further – helping me find my favorite music preferences and letting me buy movie tickets (to take my mom out for the birthday celebration that I nearly forgot!). Also, letting me set my home security system to let my dog walker in the door, because I forgot that today is Tuesday and Tucker needs his exercise.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? The good news is that much of this help is here, right now for you to utilize with the Nuance Dragon Drive platform. The great news is that Nuance has a lot of this in mind and more for the future of the connected car.

Combining voice recognition with infotainment services helps make for a safer, smarter connected car experience to help us remain focused on the road while we stay connected to the things we like and need – like Yelp, Slacker Radio, AccuWeather, Twitter, Facebook, Reuters and more. You can easily go from your smartphone to in-vehicle system. If I’m in my kitchen and search for an address on my cell phone, I simply enter my car and Dragon Drive knows where I want to go! I no longer need to sit in my driveway and punch in the address or glance at my cell phone while driving.

With intelligent voice recognition and content at your fingertips, life can become far less complicated. It’s as easy as speaking to your car, via technology optimized for the driving experience. You really can be productive while commuting in traffic or driving your son to soccer practice. So go ahead, draft that forgotten email, change your meeting time or location, update your social channels such as Facebook or Twitter, and find locations for that carton of milk that you need to pick up on your way home.

Whether you are already using Dragon Drive, wondering if your car supports Dragon Drive, or if you are contemplating buying a new car and want to know what great options are available, you can learn more about Dragon Drive here. Dragon Drive is integrated in many leading automotive brands such as Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Mercedes, and others. More than 90 million cars and 50 million portable navigation systems are powered by Nuance.

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Camie Schwan

About Camie Schwan

Camie Schwan is a senior marketing manager for Nuance’s North American automotive business. Prior to joining the Nuance team, Camie spent 12 years working at Microsoft in various marketing and communications roles including product, audience, partner and competitive marketing. Camie was responsible for global marketing campaign strategy and execution, subsidiary engagement and planning, messaging and positioning for external and internal communications, and product launch readiness and execution. Camie received her MBA from the University of Mary, in Bismarck, ND. She is also a wife, mother and avid dog lover. Camie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family skiing, riding bike and frequenting the dog park.