When a user is driving a vehicle (e.g., automobile, motorcycle, a bus, a recreational vehicle (RV), a semi-trailer truck, a tractor or other type of farm equipment, a train, a plane, a helicopter, etc.), a computing device (e.g., a smartphone, a tablet computer, smartglasses, a smartwatch, a portable gaming system, a laptop computer, etc.) may be located in the user’s pocket, purse, etc., potentially worsening the quality of the audio data recorded by a microphone built into the computing device. To address this issue, the computing device may enable applications installed at the computing device to use microphones built into the vehicle (which potentially records higher quality audio data than microphones built into the computing device). An operating system executing at the computing device may provide a library (referred to herein as a “voice template”) accessible by the applications installed at the computing device. The applications may request access to the vehicle microphones using the voice template and may receive audio data from the vehicle microphones using the voice template. As a result, applications executing at the computing device may receive higher quality audio data, which may improve the accuracy and reliability of voice input processing.
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Lima, Rafael; Kirimlioglu, Ozge; and Gonzalez, Christian, "PROVIDE VEHICLE MICROPHONE FOR A THIRD-PARTY APPLICATION", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 26, 2021)