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Speech recognition in the car

3/25/2011 10:09 PM EDT
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zeeglen
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zeeglen   3/29/2011 11:29:50 AM
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Yet another driver distraction toy. Safety no longer matters when technology-driven dollars/euros are smelled.

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Stendec   3/29/2011 8:48:04 AM
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"It even gives drivers back the control to an indispensable piece of equipment for many users: The smart phone. Without compromising safety." Wrong. Using a phone while driving is dangerous, hands-free or not.

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kdboyce   3/26/2011 5:41:53 AM
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Speech, like any other activity while driving, can take on a life of its own, so much so that talking with anyone else becomes a dangerous distraction. Add to the mix environmental issues (road noise, wind noise, passengers, radio, and directionality requirements) within the car which can hamper accurate pickup of the voice and therefore the accuracy of the speech command algorithms and results. If the driver was always wearing a headset that interfaced with the speech recognition system, the result can be better because of improved performance of any ambient noise reduction technology as compared to having a more distant microphone array on the dashboard or sun shade. Driving related accidents often turn on a fraction of a second of non-attention by the driver. At highways speeds one might stretch this out a bit by always staying a 'safe' distance behind other cars. But in-city driving allows only a few feet between you and the next accident. The young feel invincible behind the wheel. The old know better. In between there is a wide range of responses for any type of distraction, which all drivers will experience some time. We all are potential victims of either our, or someone else's, driving distractions. Technology has a very long way to go if we expect it to save ourselves from ourselves.

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chanj0   3/25/2011 11:52:29 PM
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Assisted driving may be one of the many solutions for road safety. Yet, technology can only do so much. The personal safety and road safety are coming down to the discipline of drivers.

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