Interface for car-mounted devices

  • US 7,437,488 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2004
  • Issued: 10/14/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interface for car-mounted devices comprising:

  • hand data detecting means for detecting hand data indicative of a state of a hand of an operator;

    voice recognizing means for recognizing a voice utterance of the operator; and

    control signal-forming means for specifying a subject device to be controlled among the car-mounted devices and a commanded control operation of the subject device based upon a combination of a result of the detection made by the hand data detecting means and a result of the recognition made by the voice recognizing means, and thereafter forming a corresponding control signal for the subject device, whereinwhen a preset demonstrative pronoun that has been set in advance is recognized by the voice recognizing means, the control signal-forming means specifies the subject device based on the hand data detected by the hand data detecting means, and forms the control signal, which changes an operating state of the subject device.

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