Nuance's Dragon Drive Named as 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree
Seamless Connectivity Between the Smartphone and In-Car Head Unit Enables Safer, More Intelligent Personal Assistant Experience for the Connected Car
Burlington, Mass., November 14, 2014 – Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for the Dragon Drive platform. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
Nuance’s Dragon Drive Mobile is a smartphone application platform that connects seamlessly to a vehicle’s head unit to enable intelligent personal assistant capabilities as part of the infotainment experience. Dragon Drive utilizes Nuance’s leading voice and natural language technology, which is combined with Nuance’s content platform that engages an ecosystem of leading content partners. The system intuitively understands the driver’s spoken request and intent, and quickly completes tasks, including music discovery and playback, accessing social media feeds, using navigation features and more. Nuance’s powerful text-to-speech and speech recognition capabilities enable a more human conversation with the in-car system via a two-way dialogue. Once connected, Dragon Drive transitions the entire connected experience to the head unit, minimizing dangerous manual and visual distractions.
“We are proud to have Dragon Drive be recognized by CEA as an Honoree for the 2015 CES Innovation Awards,” said Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, Nuance Automotive. “This recognition further acknowledges Nuance’s commitment to innovating connected car experiences for our customers and partners. Dragon Drive bridges the gap between the smartphone and infotainment experience, allowing consumers to stay connected conveniently and intuitively.”
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
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