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View Poll Results: Do you use Novice or Advanced voice control?
Novice, staying with it 0 0%
Advanced 22 73.33%
Novice, might switch 8 26.67%
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:06 AM   #1
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Sync Commands: Novice or Advanced?

Do you guys use novice or advanced voice controls? I definitely plan to use advanced as soon as I get the car. So much faster.

First time I've seen a non-Ford video demo song look-ups. So slick.

Difference between novice and advanced:
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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After a few days I switched to advanced. The voice prompts really slow it down, and also knowing you can cut off any other voice prompts with the sync paddle is helpful as well.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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Don't have my car yet, so I won't vote just yet. It looks like advanced mode is the way to go. It would be even better if you could turn the confirm commands off so it wouldn't say: Did you say 70 degrees? If you didn't say 70 degrees then you could just give it the same command again and try again.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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Don't have my car yet, so I won't vote just yet. It looks like advanced mode is the way to go. It would be even better if you could turn the confirm commands off so it wouldn't say: Did you say 70 degrees? If you didn't say 70 degrees then you could just give it the same command again and try again.
true, its not like i'm going to die if it thought i said 71 degrees.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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I have no experience with Sync. Does MyFord (non-Touch) have this option as well? I'd prefer to use advanced as well, but don't have my SE yet. Perhaps there is a setting on the MyFord screen.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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I don't have my car yet as well either so I am not going to vote but just want to say thanks for the video. It is quite informative and nice to see an objective "non-Ford" source of information on the subject. Imagine I will go advanced right out of the gate but we'll see!

As far as the asking for confirmation I do remember reading an article many years ago when voice-recognition was really starting to become more commonplace and the early developers working on these systems did say that numbers were the biggest stumbling block in their development. Seventeen and seventy sound very similar (not that a car should but you in a seventeen degree environment :)) Fifty-nine sounds like sixty-nine, etc. Throwing in accents and fast speech and the like and it only makes it worse.
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A double pull on the voice button in advanced mode also helps. Basically tells SYNC to SU & listen I know what I'm doing.
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A double pull on the voice button in advanced mode also helps. Basically tells SYNC to SU & listen I know what I'm doing.
Good to know.
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Don't have my car yet, so I won't vote just yet. It looks like advanced mode is the way to go. It would be even better if you could turn the confirm commands off so it wouldn't say: Did you say 70 degrees? If you didn't say 70 degrees then you could just give it the same command again and try again.
Kinda; from what I can gather reading the manuals, you need to turn off 'Confirmation Prompts.' It's turned off in the video, so I imagine that it only reduces the likelihood of confirmations rather than eliminating them.

I bet it would be most apparent during navigation; it would not provide a list a possibilities, but choose the top one automatically.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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I've got the advanced settings on
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