Honeywell Aerospace has started testing voice
recognition inside aircraft cockpits, using a recently developed
rapid prototyping system that allows emerging technologies like
voice recognition control to more easily integrate into flight
The Honeywell Innovative Prototyping Environment (HIPE)
lets pilots operate a traditional multipurpose control display
unit from a tablet interface to incorporate new concepts.
Honeywell is currently using HIPE to flight test
voice recognition on an Embraer ERJ170 aircraft, and is working
with pilots and customers to assess its usability, safety and
efficiency in real airborne scenarios.
can be especially helpful in the cockpit when calling up
infrequently used commands or menus, for which the crew might
otherwise spend significant time searching.
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