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Old 09-02-2014, 12:14 PM
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Robotic works for me... but good tip on the "navigate to..." - I'm going to try that later.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:54 PM
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the navigate to... has always worked pretty well for me.

Another question, probably should be a new topic but has anyone been able to search for POIs via voice? All I can get the car to do is get to the POI screen.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:51 PM
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the navigate to... has always worked pretty well for me.

Another question, probably should be a new topic but has anyone been able to search for POIs via voice? All I can get the car to do is get to the POI screen.
Yes I have.

However, it won't work if the car doesn't have a connection to BMW online (or BMW online is down as happened recently apparently). An easy way to check might be to see if the online weather widget is working.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:08 PM
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I never had the weather widget for some reason, not sure if its a 2013 vs 2014 issue.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:39 PM
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How do you send it via Maps?
The easiest way is using Chrome web browser (after you sign in) or using send to car app from Google Play Store.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:42 PM
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Are you saying the city and state? If not, it will come up with some weird random thing.

Just press the voice button, wait for the tone, and say something like "Navigate to 500 Broadway, New York, New York" . Works 99% of the time on the first try for me. Speak in a normal tone at a normal pace. Of all the voice recogntion systems I've tried, the BMW is proabbly the best. I never bother using the controller for address entry anymore.
I am saying Navigation -> Navigate to -> (address with city and state) and still ending up in Idaho or some weird location. It worked once when I tried a very simple address in Manhattan, but the more complicated the address is the less correct it is.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:09 PM
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Enter street address via voice command

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I am saying Navigation -> Navigate to -> (address with city and state) and still ending up in Idaho or some weird location. It worked once when I tried a very simple address in Manhattan, but the more complicated the address is the less correct it is.

Hmm- can you give me an example of a complicated address?

Also, you don't need to say navigation first. You could be on the radio screen and still say "navigate to some address". Same thing goes with most other voice commands - the NBT idrive is designed to be modeless
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:25 PM
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Hmm- can you give me an example of a complicated address?

Also, you don't need to say navigation first. You could be on the radio screen and still say "navigate to some address". Same thing goes with most other voice commands - the NBT idrive is designed to be modeless
Off the top of my head:


770 New Jersey 15, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:29 PM
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770 New Jersey 15, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Ah that does look pretty tricky. I'll try it next time in my car just to see.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:34 PM
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Voice POI

Have your phone connected, and the BMW app running to allow internet access.

In the navigation menu, select POI, use the voice command to say the name of the business, restaurant, or address. (the BMW app should be connected and running on your phone.)

This seems to get me the address I want with least amount of hassle. You will see several options in the right hand of the screen and you can select from the # associated with that find, by saying the number, the navigation will give you the Phone and address of what you decide. then select or say Navigate to #1 (3,4, or what matches your destination.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:17 PM
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Have your phone connected, and the BMW app running to allow internet access.

In the navigation menu, select POI, use the voice command to say the name of the business, restaurant, or address. (the BMW app should be connected and running on your phone.)

This seems to get me the address I want with least amount of hassle. You will see several options in the right hand of the screen and you can select from the # associated with that find, by saying the number, the navigation will give you the Phone and address of what you decide. then select or say Navigate to #1 (3,4, or what matches your destination.
The internet access used by google voice saerch, bmw online, etc provided by a 3G data connection built into the car; it does not use the data connection on your phone. Now, if you are using BMW apps such as Pandora running on your phone, that of course uses your phones data. Any good luck you've had using voice search with the phone connected is just a coincidence (though I suppose if your phone has a good data connection the odds are better that the car also has a good data connection).
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:45 PM
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Ah that does look pretty tricky. I'll try it next time in my car just to see.
Had any luck?
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:24 PM
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Had any luck?

Sorry haven't been in the car yet- maybe this weekend
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