Another announcement at CES revealed that Nuance’s voice capabilities will be integrated as part of a new portfolio of ZTE Android devices worldwide. The result will be a “diverse set of mobile applications and devices” that foster a more natural, human interaction between people and their ZTE phones with support for more than 25 languages.

Among those applications is ZTE’s new Car Mode application. By integrating Nuance’s powerful voice capabilities, this app lets users stay connected to people and content without bringing additional manual-visual distractions into the car. The hands-free experience enables access to phone functions that are used the most while driving, such as making phone calls, reading text messages and accessing music. Drivers simply engage Car Mode with a hands-free wake-up word, and the app is at their command to dial contacts and numbers, launch navigation apps, get the local weather and play music on the device.

Moreover, Car Mode announces incoming callers and reads incoming text messages aloud with Nuance’s natural text to speech, and allows users to barge in with new voice commands or cancel incoming audio when needed. There’s also a “Do not disturb” mode where drivers can further minimize distractions by blocking all incoming calls and text messages until arriving at their destination.

As CES attendees witnessed firsthand, staying connected and carefree behind the wheel and everywhere else has never been easier!

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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.