FineDigital launching sat-nav with speech recognition

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finedrive_bio_sat_nav_speech_recognition.jpgFineDigital has announced the imminent launch of its FineDrive Bio satellite navigation device which is able to respond to a user’s voice commands rather than needing to be tapped.

Using “Fine Speech Recogniser” technology from ETRI, which stores up to 450,000 words in its dictionary, users can speak their destination. It’s not clear whether they can also issue commands while driving, such as switching the map view or getting other statistics, but that would be very useful, and safer.

The system runs off a 900MHz Dual Core CPU, and has a seven inch LCD with 800 x 480 resolution, dual map function, two SD card slots, and USB.

Launching in Korea on 7th July, with a 2GB model costing the equivalent of £240, and the 16GB model at £270.

(Via Aving)

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Andy Merrett