This clip was posted today over at msdn.com:
Microsoft Windows Automotive
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in the first minute he mentioned it is based on CE, ugh!
It all seems impressive and safe except voice command recognition works real great when your parked, like damn near 100% accurate, but when your moving with engine, road, and particularly open window noise your accuracy gets cut in half. I had the pleasure to use one of the early clarion auto PCs and I thought the technology and its potential was great except it was built around this voice interface that just didn't work in a real vehicle enviornment.
This will be the future, but I wouldn't count on it taking hold until microphones and noice cancelation get a whole lot better.
It has already been proven that the voice commands stink! The guy does say that the Mercedes S-class and BMW 7-series uses windows automotive and voice commands... do i need to say more? Even the guys from Top Gear (TV-program on cars in the UK) agree.Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
And if you think of it seriously, they aren't doing anything new, they are doing the same thing as all the people on this site. The only difference is their IMMENSE budget! Even a little extra for a 46" plasma...
I saw that episode. TOO FUNNY!Originally Posted by The Durango Kid
hmmm...its interesting..but many wouldbe bothered by the idea of so many features... and the guy looks like an *** too
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