Nuance and Kenwood ‘drive’ voice capabilities for your car

This new Kenwood connected receiver infotainment system will serve up navigation, content, music, calendar access, RSS newsfeeds, message dictation and much more – powered by Nuance’s advanced Dragon Drive natural language understanding, voice and text-to-speech capabilities optimized for the in-car experience. That way you can stay connected and entertained while on the road in a safe and easy manner – completely hands-free and eyes-free.
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Today we announced that our own Dragon Drive voice capabilities are behind the new voice-enabled Kenwood connected receiver with DVD entertainment – with models in cars across North America and Europe. So, what does this mean for you?

This new Kenwood connected receiver infotainment system will serve up navigation, content, music, calendar access, RSS newsfeeds, message dictation and much more – powered by Nuance’s advanced Dragon Drive natural language understanding, voice and text-to-speech capabilities optimized for the in-car experience. That way you can stay connected and entertained while on the road in a safe and easy manner – completely hands-free and eyes-free.

Just speak and Dragon Drive delivers – whether you want to make a status update to Facebook, send a text to a friend, or even check the latest weather and news. Your voice is all you need.

Kenwood is yet another example of the automotive industry deeply integrating Nuance’s automotive optimized technologies to deliver a safer, smarter connected experience for drivers everywhere.

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About Fatima Vital

Fatima oversees Nuance’s global automotive and consumer electronics marketing programs, serving as the lead on solutions like Nuance’s popular Dragon Drive platform. Fatima has been with Nuance for over a decade, originally joining the company in February of 2003. Prior to her time at Nuance, Fatima’s early career included her working as a marketing director at Philips, with a focus on speech recognition solutions. Originally from Portugal and now residing in Germany, Fatima graduated from University of Siegen in Germany with a degree focused in business, marketing and finance. In her spare time, Fatima enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an active runner, skier and hiker.