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ECLIPSE car navigation system, autumn 2013 models
CarafL, the interactive agent application for searching a destination as if to have a conversation with a driver
- to make the car navigation system easier to use, more safely -

Oct. 8, 2013

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED will release an interactive agent application "CarafL: Car-centric life Assistive Friend Link" with the release of new autumn 2013 models of ECLIPSE car navigation system, AVN (in early November).
By connecting a smartphone in which CarafL (free to download) is installed to the car navigation system via Wi-Fi®, a user can search for a facility or set a destination by voice.
When the user speaks to the microphone dedicated to the car navigation system, the uttered voice is analyzed on the center server. The center server understands the meaning of a word even if it is not a fixed word, and the application informs the user of the search result by voice. By continuing the interaction, the user can add a new condition to narrow down the targets.

Features of voice interaction

Since all of the processing required for voice interaction (speech recognition, understanding a meaning, speech synthesis) is performed on the center, the voice interactive application including the following features can be provided.

  • To execute the extraction of the speech section required as a pretreatment of speech recognition and the noise cancellation specific to in-vehicle environment, with high accuracy
  • The speech recognition in natural speech utilizing a huge amount of recognition dictionary database
  • To estimate the speech contents and the intent of the speaker by use of the advanced understanding capability and an inference engine
  • To execute the processing corresponding to the request from the speaker by use of various contents as well as the latest and real-time information
  • To send back the execution result and the search result by natural speech, using a huge amount of speech dictionary database
Features of voice interaction


CarafL is available only for the navigation system, "Z series" of ECLIPSE autumn 2013 models.


Wi-Fi is a trademark or registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.


FUJITSU TEN LIMITED (Headquarters/Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan; Capital/5.3 billion yen), established in 1972 with investment from FUJITSU LIMITED and with additional investment from Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation in 1973, is a leading manufacturer of automotive electronic equipment. It is a globally-recognized manufacturer of car navigation and audio systems, ECU for engine and airbag control, and mobile communication equipment. Consolidated sales totaled 246.4 billion yen for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.
FUJITSU TEN is involved in the development of systems that use sensor technologies such as cameras and millimeter wave radar to detect obstacles near automobiles. It is expanding its business globally by fulfilling orders for genuine products for Toyota and other automobile manufactures both domestically and overseas.
The ECLIPSE brand of car navigation and audio products receives high evaluations in various markets throughout the world.

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