Spanish Typhoons To Test Voice Recognition

A speech recognition system that can work with any English-speaking pilot, regardless of accent, is to be flight tested on Eurofighter Typhoons in Spain.
Unlike the current General Electric Aerospace direct voice input (DVI) system in the Typhoon, the new system is designed not to require specific “training” to recognize voice commands from particular pilots. Like the existing DVI, the “speaker-independent” system is designed to reduce pilot workload by executing voice control over more than 26 operating functions ranging from radar mode and display switching to various navigation tasks. [click heading for more]