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May 07, 2008

Loquendo TTS Automotive Chosen by Nav N Go

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

To make traveling by car an even more pleasurable experience, Nav N Go has chosen speech technology provider Loquendo (News - Alert) for their TTS Automotive Solution.
The Loquendo TTS Automotive Solution will be used in Nav N Go's 3D Nav N Go iGO8 navigation software for navigation devices.

Nav N Go, who currently supplies their 3D software to over 50 global consumer electronic companies worldwide, offers 3D navigation maps of terrain, road elevation, landmarks and buildings. Now, the software also includes a fully scalable footprint featuring a wide choice of languages and voices, to meet the need of all clients and devices.
With these capabilities, integrators can choose between pre-recorded prompts and text-to-speech: pre-recorded prompts to be used for giving directions, and expressive text-to-speech for reading dynamic data like personal messages and news.
"Nav N Go has come up with a genuinely innovative solution that makes traveling by car a real pleasure," says Davide Franco (News - Alert), Loquendo CEO. "It's great to see the Nav N Go iGO 8, incorporating Loquendo TTS, on so many brands of navigation devices around the globe."

Over the last few years, Nav N Go has recognized an increased number of licenses and has become one of Europe's most important navigation solution providers; the inclusion of Loquendo's high-quality, high-performance speech technologies guarantees a best-in-class offering.
"State-of-the-art navigation software can only go with the state-of-the-art TTS solution provided by Loquendo," said Leon van de Pas, Nav N Go's CEO.
Loquendo recently received the 2008 Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) European Telematics and Infotainment Emerging Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan acknowledged that Loquendo, "thanks to the scaling down of its speech engines into the embedded space, has positioned itself as leader in the car navigation and portable navigation device market in Europe."
For more, check out the Speech Recognition and Text to Speech channel on TMCnet.
Stefania Viscusi is an established writer and avid reader. To see more of her articles, please visit Stefania Viscusi’s columnist page.

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