wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

MapmyIndia Partners Nuance For Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation

MapmyIndia, the Qualcomm Ventures, KPCB, Sherpalo, Nexus Venture Partners funded location based services and maps company has forged a seven year strategic partnership with Nuance Communications to offer street level turn-by-turn voice navigation on its next generation devices. Following the alliance, MapmyIndia's forthcoming devices will feature Nuance's text to speech engine, Vocalizer for Automative, which according to the company, will ensure a more accurate voice guidance experience. Announcing the tie-up at VAS Asia 2011, MapmyIndia informed that it will fine tune the Nuance engine to get accurate pronunciations of Indian street names and points of interests across 1200 cities. The company is in the process of creating a phonetic database with localized accents of street names and landmarks for different parts of India. The company intends to launch the new devices that support this technology, within 2011, with support for Hindi an English initially, and for other Indian languages further down the line. While navigation is still not that big a proposition in the Indian market, the introduction of a more accurate voice guidance system will certainly boost the adoption of navigation devices. Honestly, listening to an almost robotic voice, giving driving directions and street names in an American accent, half of which is incomprehensible, only made it more difficult for companies to sell Navigation devices in the market. We also hope that the integration goes beyond MapmyIndia's proprietary devices to its smartphone apps, specially when Nuance has already announced the availability of its Dragon Mobile SDK, which includes Text to Speech capabilities…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ