Nuance Dragon Drive Powers Toyota’s New Smart G-BOOK App
Launching in Japan, Toyota’s New Smart G-BOOK Application Integrates Nuance Voice Recognition and Voice Search for Safer, Smarter Access to Connected Services
Burlington, Mass. – June 6, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Nuance Dragon Drive is powering the voice capabilities behind Toyota’s new smart G-BOOK smartphone application, part of Toyota’s G-BOOK Telematics service in Japan. Toyota has integrated Dragon Drive’s Japanese voice recognition capabilities directly into the smart G-BOOK application called “Agent” enabling users to search for a destination and news by using natural voice input.
For instance, people can say, “Find the nearest gas station,” “Looking for Italian restaurants open today,” “Find sports news,” and more. Dragon Drive features the same core Dragon voice recognition technology available as part of the successful Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search smartphone application in Japan.
“Smartphone access to navigation, local business information and news is a standard for today’s mobile consumers. By integrating Nuance’s voice capabilities as part of our new smart G-BOOK app in Japan, we’re helping to ensure that our consumers have a smarter access to the information they need,” said Nobuaki Matsueda, General Manager, Telematics Solution Department, e-TOYOTA Division, Toyota Motor Corporation.
“Toyota continues to be a global leader in bringing smarter connected services to its consumers globally – sharing our vision for a more intuitive connected voice user experience,” said Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, automotive, Nuance Mobile. “And Toyota’s integration of Dragon Drive in the Japanese market demonstrates the flexibility and broad language support of our voice technologies.”
Toyota’s new smart G-BOOK smartphone app is now available in Japan for Android smartphones, middle of June for Apple iOS. For more information on pricing and availability, please visit http://g-book.com/pc/smart_G-BOOK/.
Dragon Drive is Nuance’s automotive-grade platform that fully harnesses Nuance’s deep expertise and research in natural language understanding voice technologies to deliver connected and embedded capabilities such as voice dialing, message dictation, navigation, local business search and music search. The result is a smarter, safer in-car experience that lets drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Dragon Drive is a part of Nuance’s broad Dragon portfolio, including Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Ultrabook, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon TV, Voice Ads and Dragon ID, all humanizing the way people engage their phones, tablets, TVs, cars and computers – just by using their voice. To learn more about all that Nuance’s Dragon portfolio has to offer, visit www.nuance.com.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com