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We Are Talking To Our Cars But Who’s Listening?

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Ensuring privacy, safety & performance when integrating multiple voice-enabled applications in the digital cockpit

Consumers who rely on intelligent voice assistants (IVAs) in their devices – from smart phones to smart speakers – have come to expect the same convenience in their vehicles. While in-vehicle IVAs promise to enhance the driver experience by enabling voice-activated safety and infotainment features, they come with privacy, security and potential safety concerns. Automotive engineers designing infotainment systems and digital cockpits are challenged to safely & securely integrate multiple voice-enabled applications, use-cases and intelligent voice assistants within their complex global automotive programs.

This webinar will provide you with insights on integrating IVAs within this complex environment. BlackBerry QNX experts with deep knowledge of automotive acoustics and speech recognition will discuss how they have helped customers overcome these challenges and will offer advice you can apply when designing your own IVA programs.  

Join us for this one-hour webinar and learn: 

  • How to integrate and manage multiple intelligent voice assistants
  • Safety, Security & Privacy aspects of automotive speech systems design
  • How to deal with system complexity with multiple audio acoustics processing systems running simultaneously
  • How to avoid being sidelined as big tech firms bring their ecosystems into vehicles

About the industry landscape, and how multiple integrations will be needed to ensure the success of global programs


Len Layton

Business Development Manager – Acoustics
BlackBerry QNX

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Len Layton has over 30 years’ experience in acoustics technology and is currently responsible for leading global business development for the BlackBerry Technology Solutions / QNX acoustics product line. Previously, Len has developed consumer audio technology at Dolby Laboratories, founded two startups, and holds 13 US patents in audio & acoustics technology. Len obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is a passionate cricket player and also enjoys creating music and building things that make noise.

Darrin Fry

Senior Software Architect
BlackBerry QNX

Based in Ottawa, Canada, Darrin has worked at BlackBerry QNX for almost 30 years on projects including multimedia, speech recognition, and automotive platforms. Notably, Darrin was the creator of the QNX Speech Integration Framework which was the foundation for the BlackBerry intelligent assistant and other commercial solutions. Darrin completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Lake Superior State University.