|[February 17, 2014]
FUJITSU TEN Develops English-Version Prototype of "Interactive Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit" with Smartphone Linkage
BARCELONA, Spain & KOBE, Japan --(Business Wire)--
TEN LIMITED, developer of the "ECLIPSE" car navigation brand, has
developed a prototype model of the English version of the "Interactive
Voice-Recognition Car Navigation Unit" that performs searches through
connection with the center server by utilizing a specialized smartphone
application (voice-recognition agent application).
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. Since 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.
prototype will be displayed as a part of the FUJITSU LIMITED booth at
the "The 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress (News - Alert)", the world's largest mobile
phone-related trade exhibition to be held from February 24 (Mon.) to 27
(Thurs.), 2014, at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.
FUJITSU TEN Develops English-Version prototype of smartphone application (voice-recognition agent application). (Photo: Business Wire)
A car navigation providing this same type of search by voice interaction
has already been released in Japan under the ECLIPSE brand. Through the
exhibition of this prototype, FUJITSU TEN is striving to catch up with
the needs of global customers, and the company plans to continue to
study and develop products aimed at worldwide commercialization while
keeping an eye on consumer demand and similar trends.
[Features of the Interactive Voice-Recognition
Car Navigation Unit]
Recognizes naturally spoken language even if standard phrases are not
Results are returned vocally.
Even if conditions are added, the context is understood and a search
(narrowing down process).
Destinations can be set vocally.
[Sample Conversation] D:Driver
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.
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.
A: Sent destination to Car Navigation.
[Features and Structure of Interactive Search]
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.
All processing required for voice
interaction is performed at the center server in order to provide the
To execute the extraction of the speech section required as a
pretreatment of speech recognition and the noise cancellation specific
to in-vehicle environment, with high accuracy
The speech recognition in natural speech utilizing a huge amount of
recognition dictionary database
To estimate the speech contents and the intent of the speaker by use
of the advanced understanding capability and an inference engine
To execute the processing corresponding to the request from the
speaker by use of various contents as well as the latest and real-time
To send back the execution result and the search result by natural
speech, using a huge amount of speech dictionary database
Voice recognition, meaning understanding, and speech synthesis analysis
use an external platform.
TEN LIMITED, established with investment from FUJITSU LIMITED, Toyota
Motor Corporation and DENSO (News - Alert) Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of
automotive electronic equipment. It is a globally-recognized
manufacturer of car navigation and audio systems, ECU (electronic
control units) for control of engines, motors, and airbags of hybrid
vehicles, and mobile communication systems. FUJITSU TEN is involved in
the development of systems that use sensor technologies such as cameras
and millimeter wave radar to detect obstacles near automobiles. It is
using these products to fulfill orders for genuine products for Toyota
and other automobile manufactures both domestically and overseas.
Through the fusion of our excellent on-board technology, the great
strength of FUJITSU TEN, with the ICT technology of the FUJITSU Group,
we will continue to contribute to the formation of a free and
comfortable mobility society where people and vehicles, and society and
vehicles are connected.
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FUJITSU is a
comprehensive manufacturer in the ICT field that performs everything
from development, manufacture and sales to maintenance and operation of
leading-edge, high-performance, and high-quality products and electronic
devices. The company is providing new value in various manners, such as
through its SPATIOWL service, a telematics service that provides a voice
processing service necessary for hands/eyes-free operation, and utilizes
a large amount of positional data collected from probe data(*2) of
moving vehicles, data of persons and buildings, sensor data, Internet
data and similar data to function as a traffic information service that
generates and provides traffic information.
foundation in August 1994, ANIMO has developed software and services
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GSMA (News - Alert) Limited:Abbreviation of Group Special Mobile Association. It
was established in 1995 with a purpose of popularization of 2G
communication system. It is the largest association in the mobile
wireless industry in which 1000 companies or more (800 or more
mobile phone companies) from 219 countries are currently
probe data:Information of speed or the position which can be
collected from monitoring moving vehicles, regarded as a sensor.
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