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July 12, 2012

Embedded M2M Solutions - 2012 BMW 7 and 3 Series Vehicles to Feature Nuance's Dragon Drive! Messaging Technology


Nuance Communications (News - Alert) has announced that its Dragon Drive! Messaging will be available in the new 2012 BMW 7 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series ActiveHybrid vehicles. The new introduction will be effective from July 2012. Dragon Drive! Messaging will be available in BMW vehicles in six different languages, i.e. US and UK English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.


Dragon Drive! is a part of Nuance's wide Dragon portfolio, including Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon TV and Dragon ID. The Nuance's offering help in improving the way people engage their phones, tablets, TVs, cars and computers. Nuance is offering Dragon Drive! Messaging as a part of its Dragon Drive! highly-specialized hybrid automotive-grade platform, which fully exploits Nuance's deep experience and research in connected and embedded natural language understanding voice technologies.

The automotive company BMW is adding Dragon Drive! Messaging as its new ConnectedDrive feature as part of the latest generation of BMW Navigation system Professional. Dragon Drive! Messaging was launched in the month of May. It is Nuance's new automotive-grade connected car service that allows people speak e-mails and text messages. The new BMW Navigation system Professional possesses dictation functionality as well as natural command and control for almost all functions, powered by Nuance. 

In a press release, Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, automotive, Nuance, said, “People want to connect with family, friends, and colleagues while they're on the road, but without the dangerous distractions posed by manually engaging handheld devices. By integrating Dragon Drive! Messaging into the car itself, BMW and Nuance are delivering a smarter, safer way to communicate.”

By using the Dragon Drive! Messaging, drivers can quickly and easily speak one-shot commands for phone calls and navigation, such as “Call John Miller on Mobile” or “Navigate to 100 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.” Drivers can interact naturally with their car, minimizing manual and visual distractions.

Nuance Communications was recently in news when it was assigned a patent (8,219,811) developed by Brian Roundtree, Kirkland, Wash., for a "secure software execution such as for use with a cell phone or mobile device."

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Edited by Rich Steeves


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