Car Onboard Speech Processing Device

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15518394

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The present invention provides a speech processing device with which it is possible to achieve smooth communication between the passengers of a host vehicle and the passengers of a desired vehicle. In a communication system according to the present invention, a first communication device 10 transmits the position of a first vehicle Mc, the speech of a speaker 601, and a direction d of utterance to multiple unspecified second vehicles Mr in the surroundings of the first vehicle Mc. A second communication device 10 processes the speech in a sound field formed inside the second vehicles Mr by a speaker array comprising a plurality of speakers 41 so that the virtual sound source of the speech is formed in the direction of the position of the first vehicle Mc, and outputs the processed speech using the speaker array at a sound volume calculated on the basis of the position of the first vehicle Mc, the positions of the second vehicles Mr, and the direction d of utterance of the speaker in the first vehicle Mc.

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HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS LTDHITACHINAKA-SHI

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
HORITA, Yuki Tokyo, JP 14 144
KUDO, Makoto Hitachinaka-shi, JP 51 512
OSAFUNE, Tatsuaki Tokyo, JP 33 464

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