Fujitsu Ten develops English version of the Interactive Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit
Fujitsu Ten developer of the ECLIPSE car navigation brand, has developed a prototype model of the English version of the Interactive Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit. The prototype model performs searches through connection with the center server by utilizing a specialized smartphone application (voice-recognition agent application). A car navigation providing this same type of search by voice interaction has already been released in Japan under the ECLIPSE brand.
Users can speak using normal natural language and search results are returned vocally, allowing the destination to be set in this manner with no other actions. Users can add conditions while conversing with the unit, which understands the context and updates the search accordingly. The information a user wants to know is narrowed down simply by vocal interaction, the need to move one’s line of sight to check the screen display is reduced, thereby contributing to safer driving.
By speaking into a specialized car-navigation microphone, users can search for facilities or weather information and receive answers vocally through the car-mounted speakers. The Interactive Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit recognizes naturally spoken language even if standard phrases are not used. The prototype English version of the Interactive Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit from Fujitsu Ten will be displayed at the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain.
Sample Conversation: D: Driver A : Agent
D: Find me a Italian restaurant around here.
A: Here is what I found. There is “XXXX” in 0.3 miles from the current location.
D : I’ve changed my mind. I’ll take Spanish instead of that.
A: Here is what I found. There is “YYYY” in 1.2 miles from the current location.
D: Navigate me.
A: Sent destination to Car Navigation.