Nuance powers voice in new OnStar FMV retail mirror


Nuance Communications announced that its automotive
speech technology powers the voice recognition and text-to-speech features of
the OnStar FMV
(For My Vehicle) retail rearview mirror.


FMV brings OnStar’s powerful and comprehensive in-vehicle
safety, security and communication service already experienced by 6 million
active customers to more than 90 million vehicles on the road.


Nuance’s innovative combination of embedded and connected
voice technology enables FMV drivers to just press a button and speak with
natural language commands to engage both on-device and connected services.
Drivers can make calls, update contact lists, and get turn-by-turn directions,
which are read aloud with Nuance’s text-to-speech technology.


Mobile consumers thrive on connectivity, so providing
access to key features and services while minimizing distractions is
paramount,” said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager,
Nuance Mobile.


OnStar’s FMV brings voice-enabled in-car communications
to a wide array of car makes and models, giving drivers even more options for
staying connected in a safer, smarter way that keeps two hands on the wheel,
and two eyes on the road,” Thompson added.


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