Voice-only Internet system for drivers

Imagine the dangers when full Internet capabilities become available to drivers. Dr. Meirav Taieb-Maimon and her colleagues at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (South Israel) have developed a voice recognition system that enables drivers to surf the Net while keeping their hands on the wheel.

The “Maestro” system lets you verbally dictate a query to a search engine and listen to the results, read to you vocally and smartly arranged to help you get to the information you need as quickly as possible.

The system also allows selection of the different properties from search engine type, number of results returned, search methods and styles to voice pitch and volume settings.

“The effects of these systems on drivers must be investigated before approved for use while driving,” Taieb-Maimon said. “We believe that the results of the study will have important implications for driving safety.”

Via UsernomicsIsrael 21c.