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[September 04, 2014]
Yamaha Motor Unveils English Version of 'RevTranslator' App [Travel & Leisure Close - Up]
(Travel & Leisure Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Yamaha Motor Co. said it has released the English-language version of RevTranslator, a smartphone app that analyzes sounds and operating environments to enable engines to "speak" to their owners.
According to a release, RevTranslator analyzes engine sounds and then converts them into computer-generated speeches using a database of over 100 million phrases. Using additional factors such as time of day and weather, as well as engine sounds, it assesses operational status to convey the engine's "feelings." Example phrases include: "Running is my happiness," "Give me a break, will you?" and "Let me go along with you until the end of the world." "RevTranslator enables customers to take a fresh view of their engines," said Yusuke Tsunemoto, who led the app development team for Yamaha. "Although the app is meant to be entertaining, customers can use it to better understand the condition of their Yamaha motorcycles, sport boats, snowmobiles and generators." ((Comments on this story may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org)) (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved.
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