January 2012 Issue
VoiceFlight VFS101: Talk to Your GPS
While its repertoire of tricks is limited, its quick to master, easy to use and cuts down the knob twisting. The best trick may be automatic airway expansion.
While almost every sci-fi epic has us navigating our way around the galaxy by voice command, the reality of controlling computers by voice has been a bit less impressive. Its not that it cant be done, its that there are inevitably errors. When your iPhone turns Call Bonnie Smith Home into Calling Ronnie Schmidt Home before you stamp the end call button, thats not such a big deal. Having your GPS misunderstand where you want to go would be something else entirely.
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