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Talking Cars starting next year the cars will be able to TALK
Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:58 AM
have you ever felt lonely driving in your car with nobody to talk to and stuff? well, then you gotta love the new idea of talking cars.
According to Ford, the new exclusive cars will be released next year in Britain and be equipped with the special system called SYNC - hailed as the world's most advanced in-car voice communication. They say you'll be able to talk to your car and hear it answer straight back!
The Sync system will be available in the Ford Focus and be able to answer such simple questions as 'Where's the nearest petrol station?', 'Can I go to the toilet?' or something like 'Are we nearly there yet?'
Ford says its voice-operated technology will be able to master 10,000 commands in 19 languages, allowing motorists to control audio, telephone and satnav systems as well as accessing information about the surrounding area.
A version of Sync with 100 words has been available in the U.S. for three years and is fitted to three million Fords. Users can choose from a range of options - some have claimed the female voice sounds like 'a robotic Cher' .
Also, in the event of an accident, the system can identify exactly where in Britain or Europe it has happened and automatically call a local emergency number in the local language.
The new, advanced version was announced at a technology show in Germany and will be available on the next generation of Ford Focus next year.
Ford has teamed up with Microsoft to work on the new system.
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