TMCNet:  Elektrobit Develops Navigation and Speech Solutions for Volkswagen Golf

[December 21, 2012]

Elektrobit Develops Navigation and Speech Solutions for Volkswagen Golf

Dec 21, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Elektrobit, a developer of embedded technology solutions for the automotive and wireless industries, helped develop the navigation and user-experience features in the new Volkswagen Golf VII standard infotainment system, launched at Paris Auto Show earlier this year and currently available in Europe.


According to a release, Panasonic Automotive Systems developed the head unit as a complete system, hardware and software with EB providing navigation, speech dialog software and HMI tooling for the system.

EB's navigation software offers drivers attractive views, selection of alternative routes and integrated voice control. The infotainment system also features voice control that has been developed with the speech dialogue software EB Guide Speech Target Framework and features convenient speech destination entries for more than 50 countries.

"We at EB are proud that Volkswagen Group uses our navigation and speech dialogue technologies," said Martin Schleicher, vice president for Infotainment Products at EB. "With the new Golf VII, consumers experience a new level of driving. EB software enables Volkswagen to offer the latest technologies in their vehicles fast and efficiently." Gabriel Schwab, technical project lead MIB at Volkswagen Ag said, "Infotainment systems like Volkswagen's new modular infotainment platform have become a major differentiator for vehicle manufacturers.

"The demands regarding infotainment systems are rising perpetually, not only because more and more functions become available, but also because their design and character are becoming increasingly important for the brand character, no matter if a volume or high-end model. To cover this new diversity and to meet our requirements regarding usability and design, we need navigation solutions and software tools that offer maximum flexibility and quality. We at Volkswagen can always rely on EB's support." ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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