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: Ford improves voice recognition for SYNC, adds Send-to-Car for Google Maps [w/video]



Sal Collaziano
07-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Filed under: Technology (http://www.autoblog.com/category/tech/), Videos (http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/), Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/)

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Ford SYNC 2011 demonstration - click above to watch the video (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/16/ford-improves-voice-recognition-for-sync-adds-send-to-car-for-g/#continued)

Those that have been paying attention to Autoblog for any length of time will know that the staff here have long been enamored with the voice recognition (VR) technology that is a part of Ford's (http://www.autoblog.com/make/ford/) SYNC system. SYNC VR generally does a better job of recognizing commands than any other such system and has a flatter menu structure than most.

For its 2011 iteration, Ford and its technology partner Nuance have significantly upgraded the system which now recognizes more than 10,000 commands without having to traverse a single menu. One of the frustrations of dealing with other VR systems has been figuring out the specific commands required to enter a destination or make a call. Nuance has implemented an array of aliases that let users say the same thing in different ways such as "play track" or "play song."

Starting this week, owners of SYNC-equipped cars can now send directions from Google Maps on their computer directly to their car - even if they don't have a navigation system. The send-to-car system has been available for several weeks on General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/make/gm/) OnStar-equipped vehicles and Ford brings the number of automakers that support this technology to 20 worldwide including Audi (http://www.autoblog.com/make/audi/) and BMW (http://www.autoblog.com/make/bmw/). Check out the technology in the video and press release available after the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/16/ford-improves-voice-recognition-for-sync-adds-send-to-car-for-g/#continued).

[Sources: Ford (http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=32970), Google (http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/07/google-maps-can-now-send-destinations.html)]Continue reading Ford improves voice recognition for SYNC, adds Send-to-Car for Google Maps [w/video] (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/16/ford-improves-voice-recognition-for-sync-adds-send-to-car-for-g/)

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Mbukukanyau
07-16-2010, 12:08 PM
My cheap phone bluetooth has voice recognation technology, I can control my droid from it. Nothing that spectacular. My windows vista OS also allows me to control my pc using voice recognation technology

Andrew L
07-16-2010, 12:19 PM
My cheap phone bluetooth has voice recognation technology, I can control my droid from it. Nothing that spectacular. My windows vista OS also allows me to control my pc using voice recognation technology

Vista? psh thats nothing spectacular... im rockin windows 7 :p

Mbukukanyau
07-16-2010, 12:32 PM
not much of a difference between the two, I have windows 7 on my laptop
Vista? psh thats nothing spectacular... im rockin windows 7 :p