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Nuance introduces Siren detection feature to smart mobility assistants

In an emergency, every second counts when the rescue team is headed to their destination. Rightfully, police, firefighter or ambulance vehicles require special attention from drivers. Each of us can likely think of a time when we were driving along, perhaps distracted by a phone call or a song on the radio, and an emergency […]

New features like gaze or gesture detection – as demonstrated in Berlin with our Dragon Drive showcase – allow effortless engagement with the car and the environment outside the car

The automotive industry is among the top spaces for Internet of Things (IoT) adoption. “New automotive technologies are changing the way we think, live and drive,” IFA states in the official press release announcing its SHIFT Automotive Convention. We had the chance to present our Dragon Drive Demo to several journalists in Berlin during IFA […]

MBUX, Mercedes-Benz’ new user experience system with intelligent voice controls powered by Nuance’s hybrid Dragon Drive platform

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), Mercedes-Benz’s new human-machine interface and automotive assistant with intelligent voice controls, is one of a kind – in more than one way: It got great reviews in the media, where people claimed the system was “smarter than the average Siri or Alexa,” as it understands and continuously learns the needs […]

Use cases and capabilities of a smart car-sharing application as part of the voice-enabled automotive assistant

Through 2030, analysts predict impressive annual growth rates between 15 and 30 percent for the shared vehicle market. OEMs will be forced to ask themselves “How can we offer a seamless brand experience with our vehicles to assure the loyalty of users that are not owners or are not in a position to buy?” and […]

Digital automotive assistants can play a major role in shared mobility

Daimler and BMW joining forces for a combined mobility service; pilot projects of car manufacturers offering subscription models for their vehicles; Volkswagen announcing “zero-emission” car sharing services from 2019 onwards: The automotive industry is currently facing disruptive changes and car manufacturers are constantly reassessing and transforming their car-ownership centered strategies to participate in and benefit […]

what3words offers an addressing system built for voice

Collecting your children from the Kindergarten at ///novelist.evolves.proofs, meeting your fiancé for a picnic in the middle of Hyde Park at ///sparks.impact.quit, or witnessing motor sports history at ///exclude.exulted.florists, the famous Pikes Peak, home of the International Hill Climb: what3words and their 3-word address system is transforming the voice-powered landscape and revolutionizing the way we […]

Voice control has emerged as a distinguishing factor of the in-vehicle user experience

Voice-enabled technology is conquering the homes of millions of people these days. In the US, one in six adults already owns a voice-activated smart speaker, and its adoption rates are even outpacing those of smartphones and tablets. This growing awareness of virtual assistants has a strong influence on the automotive sector, too: “Today, people are […]

Latest advancements in technology assure a great user experience when interacting with the automotive assistant

“Hey Mercedes, do I need sunglasses tomorrow in Miami?” The announcement of the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas raised worldwide attention. Especially the intelligent voice control system was highlighted in the reviews and makes the MBUX far more than a Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) or infotainment system. It […]