German premium carmaker, BMW is planning to include Nuance's Dragon Drive! messaging service in several models soon.
The customers will be able to dictate emails and text messages using a compatible smartphone instead of locating them on their device. The service will be first launched in the 2012 BMW 7 Series in July and later in the 2012 BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series ActiveHybrid models.
The Dragon Drive! Messaging is capable of integrating fully with the on-board navigation computer of the car. It allows drivers to speak, listen, edit, and respond to text messages and emails. The customers will also be able to format emails, dictating punctuation, new paragraphs, new lines, and more through voice commands.
The Dragon Drive! messaging and BMW's Navigation System Professional will also allow users to perform tasks such as making calls or navigating to specific addresses. The service will allow the users to drive safely as they will be to use the features that require concentration, without looking at their screens.
"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," said Arnd Weil, vice president and general manager, automotive, Nuance.
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