September 1, 2004 11:26 AM PDT
IBM, Honda team on voice-driven car navigation
IBM, along with Microsoft and a few others, has promoted voice-powered applications for years, often with little success. In the past few years, however, companies have focused on inserting voice activation and recognition software into applications through which computers will only have to interpret quick, bursty voice commands. Since the shift, sales have begun to climb. Honda will offer the system as standard equipment on the 2005 Acura RL and as options the 2005 Acura MDX and 2005 Honda Odyssey.