Nuance technology used by Mercedes and Becker

Nuance has announced that its One-Shot Destination Entry speech recognition technology is now being deployed, an industry-first, in the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class in-car navigation systems and in Becker’s new Traffic Assistant Z204 and Z205 portable navigation devices.

Nuance’s One-Shot Destination Entry allows the user to simply speak an entire address in one, simple command versus a series of multi-step dialog and response commands for city and street. Drivers can now simply say “Bracknell, Downshire Way 10” and the route will then be automatically calculated.

Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneer in bringing to market innovative, speech-enabled solutions that enhance the driving experience, having launched the first deployment of full voice destination entry in the Mercedes C-Class in April 2007. The launch of Mercedes-Benz’s new generation of “LINGUATRONIC” technology is being debuted in the S-Class.

Becker, an affiliate of Harman Becker Automotive Systems, launched its new line of personal navigation devices, Becker Traffic Assist Z 204 and Z 205, featuring Nuance’s One-Shot Speech Dialogue System. The devices, which feature 3-D map displays and Bluetooth compatibility, are currently available across Europe.

Source: Nuance.

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