Microsoft Speech Powered Azentek Wins International Telematics Award for Best Aftermarket Device

Did you know you could experience Microsoft's Speech Recognition technology in cars? No, I'm not talking about Ford Sync. I'm talking about an after market system designed to run Windows Vista in an in-dash PC made by Azentek.

And ... They just won the International Telematics Award for Best Aftermarket Device. Cool!

"Azentek, today announced it has won the “Best Aftermarket Device” award for its Atlas CPC-1000, the industry’s first all-in-one fully integrated in-car multimedia PC.  At an exclusive gala dinner in Detroit, Michigan, Telematics Update Magazine revealed the winners of the sixth annual Telematics Awards on the evening of May 20th."

I've not played with it myself, so I don't know exactly what kinds of scenarios they've enabled, but ... I do know for a fact that it's using the built-in speech recognition systems of the Windows Vista OS.

You can read more about it here.

That means I could probably install the latest and greatest WSR Macro tool on the car stereo and really have some fun.