Always wanted to talk to your car, like Kit from Knight Rider? Insert a microphone in your TMU, connect it to your car and setup your AutoPi to do actions on certain voice commands.
It could be commands like, “Turn on electronic boost controller” or “Take picture with dashboard camera”. It’s all possible with the AutoPi.
You can also build your own Raspberry Pi car computer, which will make the whole experience even more like K.I.I.T. from Knight Rider.
How to do it?
The installation of the voice command recognition is really simple. Insert an external microphone into your AutoPi dongle, connect it to your car and set it up to do actions by your choice.
You can control and manage everything through the AutoPi dashboard. Check out our video on how to talk to your car using a Google Assistant, for a visual explanation.
We have also written an article about how to speak to your vehicle like K.I.I.T. from Knight Right. In case you want to know more or are struggling with installation, please contact email@example.com.
Check out our video on how to talk to your car using a Google Assistant, for a visual explanation;
Check out our video on how to talk to your car using a Google Assistant, for a visual explanationVideo
Benefits of voice command recognition
The number of drivers getting distracted by the surroundings increases every year. You, as a driver can get easily distracted by basically anything.
The distraction can occur within the vehicle such as your smartphone, gps or another passenger. The outside distractions are also very common, such as looking for the final destination, unexpected situation on the road or rage driving.
The main purpose behind the idea of voice recognition command is to lower the chance of drivers being distracted and keep their eyes on the road. It not only lowers the chances of accidents but it is also much more convenient and effective as the driver does not have to do anything manually.
You can do the same as before by simply talking to your car and giving it voice commands to do the work for you.
We can see the increase in usage of speech recognition technologies, primarily in our smartphones and virtual assistants such as Google Assistant or Alexa.
Speech recognition technology is definitely going to be a part of our future and we will see soon enough how it is going to be scaled up. We are definitely looking forward to this feature to move further and be more advanced than before.
You can also check out how voice command recognition can be used in connection to traffic sign warning.