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      08-03-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Voice Activation

Does ANYBODY use this feature with repeatable success?
I can't get mine to recognize my voice consistently. Everytime I think I've figured out how it wants commands pronounced it gets it TOTALLY wrong! There's obviously no "learning" (by the car ) going on - and we've got TWO buttons to activate it!
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is it because of your "jersey" accent?
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Does ANYBODY use this feature with repeatable success?
I can't get mine to recognize my voice consistently. Everytime I think I've figured out how it wants commands pronounced it gets it TOTALLY wrong! There's obviously no "learning" (by the car ) going on - and we've got TWO buttons to activate it!
I use it all the time. I bet your talking to it too early. Press the voice activation button and you wil hear the beep. Do NOT talk when you hear the beep. Wait until you see the icon for voice activation on the I-Drive svreen on the bottom left hand corner. Give it about a second and then begin to talk. It should work fine and it works for me 99% of the time. Let me know how it goes.
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is it because of your "jersey" accent?
Im from jersey and it woks for me
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i have a filipino accent and still works for me! i wonder how you talk???

NNaaabbibgggaatttiioooommnnm

ccccllliimmmaaattteee

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cumunikasion!

i hope not!
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      08-04-2006, 10:25 AM   #6
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I have no problems with mine
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      08-04-2006, 02:18 PM   #7
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I have been using it and it has worked fine. Sometimes I guess at what the command might be and it yells at me ("AM on" or "FM on" works, but "CD on" doesn't?), but otherwise, it works great. I like to switch back and forth from the radio to map / direction of travel. I find it easiest to do so via voice.
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Can we custome the voice commands like the voice dial in cell phone? Like speak chinese instead of english?
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      01-15-2007, 12:03 PM   #9
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It works as a charm with mine...even when I was with flu and my voice was not the same :-)

Kind of thinking in re-recording my phone numbers, initially I used to rise the voice too much since I did not realized how sensitive my E90 mic was.

Only problem, I was not able to use any other voice commands other than phone though as Entertainment or Climate....I have a non-IDrive
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Works for me *as long as* I'm dialing by name (no-idrive here). If I try to voice dial a number it'll usually spaz out toward the end. Every time I've tried, I've had to say the number 4-5 times before being successful. But if I dial by name it works like a champ.
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Im from jersey and it woks for me
Oh, cool, stir fry.
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