Voice recognition systems in cars are like library cards: it seems every one has one, despite the fact it’s rarely, if ever, used. Why are vehicle voice recognition system’s so seemingly under utilized? Probably because the system’s are often times a pain in the rear end, requiring specific language to ensure a command is heard and executed by your vehicle.
General Motors wants to change that though. Working with voice interface service company VocalIQ, Engadget reports that the automaker is working on an in-car voice recognition system “that would let you control navigation, wipers and other car components in a more intuitive way.” According to VocalIQ, the system “would learn the driver’s intentions and vocabulary over time.”
Despite the promise such a system offers toward customer safety and convenience, Engadget reports that GM and VocalIQ have yet to strike a formal deal. However, with phone and computer voice recognition services continuing to become more conversational, it seems like it won’t be long until you can shout commands to your car the very same way you do to your spouse. Fortunately, it looks like General Motors might just be at the forefront in developing such a system.