The Voice - Flight Deck Version

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February before last, Rockwell Collins told me that voice recognition as a command and control technology was not ready for prime time, but what I didn't know at the time was that engineers at the company's Advanced Technology Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were hard at work maturing the various ingredients that will make the technology a viable component in the cockpit of the future. In March this year, the company gave me a peak into the vault of 21 futuristic technologies under development at ATC that could very well make it onto the next-generation cockpit. Voice control was one of the more mature projects. Rockwell Collins Senior Systems Engineer, Jaclyn Hoke, demonstrates some features.

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