Nuance Communications, a provider of speech and imaging solutions, has used voice to control the new versions of TomTom’s GO portable navigation devices. The new TomTom GO 920 and GO 920T with Nuance voice destination entry are available now in retailers across the US and Canada, which can be used by drivers without stopping the vehicle or seeking assistance from a passenger.
Steve Chambers, president of mobility and consumer services at Nuance, said: Innovation balanced with an attention to safety and convenience drive our development of speech technologies that improve the daily lives of consumers. Our latest development with TomTom is hitting the mark with portable navigation systems that utilize voice commands to get users to their destination safely and with less hassle.
According to Nuance, a recent survey has confirmed demand for voice destination entry and other speech-enabled features for personal navigation systems. As part of this study, nearly 1,000 drivers across Germany, Japan and the US described their preferences for in-car features and assessed a range of voice-based functions.