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This technical article is designed to give value to the reader through more knowledge on Voice Control for automation.
VOICE CONTROL IS NATURAL.
Voice commands are 3-4 times faster than keying in requests or searching. Digital devices and assistants can now react reliably to voice commands. In this application, the controller just has to “understand Query” and the software will action. In the table below, resuts are now 100% with Google Assistant.
For this reason, we are using that platform.
Google assistant can operate on Apple smartphones and iPads as well as Android devices.
However, there is no need to learn keyboard and screen interfaces to control them.
Effective Voice control and AI needs direct access to all the data and control devices. This is where the technology for RV’s in particular has been lacking.
Controlling water pumps, lights and heaters is done wirelessly.
You do not need to have internet access for the AI to simplify your life. One of the bug bears of camping is the flood of insects at sunset. The system will automatically change the colour of the outside lights at sunset when they are turned on. The rest of the time, they will be white.
Voice control interfaces can be:
Small mushroom speaker.
Smart display of 8in or 10in screen/speaker combo.
Apple iPhone or Android Phones or tablets
Smart watches and other wearable tech.
Making them controllable by voice eliminates the need for learning gestures or clicking through layers of menus to find the detail you want.
People are also getting used to controlling devices with voice, this means it no longer seems strange to talk to a computer. Voice will also give you secure access, as voice biometrics are being adopted as a security measure. And talking to a voice assistant doesn’t have to mean giving up all your privacy, with microphone mute buttons on every device and privacy assured.
A 2017 survey* found 72% of people who have smart home products want voice control.
Millennials (ages 18-34) are leading the voice control trend. 58 % of Millennials have smart home products and devices that already have voice control features. Compare this to 50% of Gen Xers (ages 35-54) and 26% of Baby Boomers (ages 55+).
Survey respondents believe voice control provides a more intuitive user experience and practicality: The most commonly cited benefits for using voice control among respondents were hands-free control at 30%, increased user-friendliness at 17% and flexibility in location at 14%.
Google assistant lets you access your RV Systems with voice control. “turn on outside lights” “set outside lights as yellow colour”
Step up to the smart display and see more information on the screen as you give voice commands.
Watch YouTube videos, Netflix, see the weather, and ask questions via “Ok Google”.
The smart display is minimalist in design.
Sit either horizontally or vertically, speaker included
Each comes with 4GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera, dual microphones, and a 10W speaker.
Volume button, mic on/off switch, camera on/off switch.
Display is crystal clear: 8-inch screen is high definition (1280×800) while the 10-inch screen is full high definition at 1920×1200.