Telepresence in the Automotive Environment
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Telepresence refers to the degree of realism created by a telecommunications system. A high degree of telepresence causes users to feel like they are physically present at the far end of the connection. This can result in a much better user experience. The combined use of technologies such as wider bandwidth speech (e.g., HD voice, super-wideband speech, etc.) and 3-Dimensional spatial sound (e.g., stereo telephony, etc.) can dramatically increase telepresence.
These High-Definition 3-Dimensional speech communications systems (HD-3D voice) could easily become the next “killer app” for telephony. The value of HD-3D voice is likely to be even greater in an automotive environment than other situations. This is because it also has the potential to reduce driver workload, and enhance interaction with multiple applications in the automotive cockpit. There are several technical challenges with implementing HD-3D voice including increased computational complexity, harder requirements placed on speech enhancement algorithms (e.g., acoustic echo cancellation, noise reduction, etc.), limitations of vehicle audio systems, and user interface design issues.
This web seminar will discuss the differences, unique advantages, challenges, and solutions associated with telepresence in the automotive environment.
Estimated length: 1 hour, including Q & A.
Who should attend: This seminar is best suited for software engineers in the automotive embedded market.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this session.
Scott Pennock has worked at AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs for 10 years, assessing and improving the speech communications performance of terminals and networks. He then worked at OnStar on speech technologies for 5 years and more recently, at Apple in the iPhone group. Scott received his B.S. from Michigan State University and his M.S. in applied psychology from the Stevens Institute of Technology. He joined QNX Software Systems in 2008 and currently works as Product Marketing Manager.
Shree Paranjpe is a Team Lead for the Wavemakers group within QNX Software Systems that researches and develops speech enhancement algorithms including acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction. Previously, he was a DSP Engineer for a number of audio companies including Kurzweil Music Systems and Lexicon where he worked on music synthesis and effects algorithms as well as architectures for custom audio processing chips. Shree received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from Simon Fraser University.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX® Momentics® development suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.