Dashboard Displays and Voice Recognition Drive Auto Telematics Innovation

This week Telematics Update reports that dashboard displays must evolve to support new in-car content; as IMS research forecast that voice recognition technologies are predicted to surpass 50 percent of new vehicles by 2016.

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London, UK (PRWEB) February 13, 2013

Telematics Update: IMS research has forecast that voice recognition technologies are forecast to surpass 50 percent of new vehicles by 2019. Whilst this is one way to integrate content into vehicles, voice recognition maybe more complicated in Asian markets, where there are many more dialects. Nevertheless, this is an exciting time for the automotive telematics community to innovate and bring dynamic content into the car.

Hans Roth, Director of Technology Marketing, Harman suggests that Gestures could be the answer. "We need to find other intuitive ways to make operating the infotainment systems and all the functionalities in the car in a safer way." Roth sees the evolution of gesture-based HMIs in three stages. First is recognition of characters on surfaces such as touchscreens or touchpads.
This is available now in systems Harman provides for Audi and BMW. "It simplifies switching to a different radio station or entering a destination by just scribbling the characters into the pad," Roth explains.

With so much innovation within the infotainment space, it’s imperative that the telematics ecosystem keeps up to date with all the latest announcements. Precksha Saksena-Sood, managing director of Telematics Update explains why she thinks 2013 will be an exciting year for telematics innovation. “With key updates and connectivity related announcements form Ford, GM and BMW on their infotainment platforms set to take place at our 13th annual Telematics Detroit conference in June, it’s clear that telematics is at the top of the automotive agenda.”
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