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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:55 AM
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Exclamation Voice Command Issues

Voice commands - seem to work so well. Now what?

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:15 AM
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They're not all that great honestly. You pay $199 for a smartphone that has perfect voice recognition, but a $60k BMW can't tell the difference between Boston or Austin.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:29 AM
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:11 PM
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Car voice systems are archaic. Just wait for Siri integration, still sucks, but something!
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:40 PM
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I like voice commands, but I have a special condition which is interesting, I think BMW sells more vehicles in latin america than in Spain, but the spanish voice recognition has a Spain accent, so in order to make the system works I have to say tresshhhhhh(for number 3) instead of "tres" (3) I have to talk like a Spain citizen which is annoying for Latin Americans, if BMW read this they must be very carefull with their market segments.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:01 PM
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The BMW voice command is all right. I have problems with voice command even with Google. So I would say voice recognition are generally bad.

I have a lot more problem with the voice command under noisy conditions such as when I have noisy passenger. It turns out I want to use navigation more often during those situations. Go figure. I really wish they put in some nice noise cancellations. With a car, you can really isolate the origin of sound by using multiple microphones. Its not like the drivers is going to move a few feet out of the way. That is a place where I wish they would improve. Then again, this is nearly a 7 year old car. Noise cancellation is still an evolving technology.

Here is a dumb question. Can you spell the street names in Enter Address under Naviation with voice command? My Garmin has that feature. It has been great since it allowed me to get the exact name. That has been a major boost to voice command for me.
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