There are a lot of reasons why it is useful to have your phone with you in the car and enviroCar encourages you to do so. At the same time, it’s a potentially dangerous distraction to use your phone while driving. Interacting with the enviroCar Android app while driving is a serious concern, as it may result in an accident.
Addressing the issue, the enviroCar: Voice Command project kicked off during the Google Summer of Code 2022 with an exciting and forward-thinking vision in mind: making enviroCar a hands-free experience. The project aimed to integrate voice commands into the app, allowing users to perform actions like starting or stopping the track recorder and selecting a car through simple voice instructions. Additionally, the project introduced wake word functionalities to initiate voice commands and laid the groundwork for future enhancements.