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Speech recognition worse with 8.0

Discussion in 'Model S' started by hacer, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. hacer

    hacer Member

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    Before 8.0 my Tesla virtually never made any errors with voice commands. Now with 8.0 it usually fails to recognize the command words e.g. "drive to" or "play" and isn't as good with the rest either. Before 8.0 I was blown away with the accuracy - it was better than Siri and Google. Now it's worse.Is anybody else experiencing this?
     
  2. macbeth

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    I have to agree, voice recognition seems to lag significantly. I have also noticed that my cellular connection lags on startup and takes over a minute to connect to the network, my streaming music cuts in and out every few minutes, and my maps fail to update every so often.
     
  3. chillaban

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    The new one seems to use an online service to completely transcribe the whole contents. The old one seemed to recognize what you said offline against a small subset of key words that could be commands.

    I think it's a trade off which way works better. This way can adapt better to accents and improve better with time because it can leverage unlimited cloud compute resources (or, say, a licensing agreement with Nuance or someone else with more speech expertise). The old way guaranteed mapping what you said onto a command.


    (As an aside: I had a 2008 Chrysler where if I pressed the button and made mumbling sounds, it'd say "Calling Towing Assistance". To this day, I can't decide whether that was a feature or bug.)
     
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  4. Hodginator

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    That's interesting as I have seen the exact opposite so far with 8.0. So far it hasn't missed one thing I have said but it did every now and then with 7.X.
     
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  5. joebiker25

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    I find that I have to yell loudly for my instructions to register when the car is in motion. Is there a way to increase the sensitivity of the microphone? Where is the microphone?
     
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  6. hacer

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    That might be true for the "command" part, but it used to be incredible at recognizing the destination name, song title or artist. For me it was astonishingly good at correctly recognizing esoteric words - even ones that sounded sort of like other more common words. Now, not so much and it often fails to recognize the command words "drive" and "play". I'm going to experiment with waiting a second or so after the visual indicator shows its listening before speaking to see if that is mostly related to lag like @macbeth suggested.
     
  7. msnow

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    I agree. I find it much more accurate for me.
     
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    8.0 is a significant downgrade. I have to yell for it to recognize and it fails on about 70% of the words. horrible.
     
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    It usually takes 2 to 3 tries for it to recognise what I said on v7.1. I can't imagine how it could possibly get any worse.
     
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    Personally I've found 8.0 to work better than 7.1 for me. Both in terms of recognizing my voice and doing semi intelligent things. (Before I've said Navigate to McDonald's and it literally puts "to McDonald's" in the search field and then finds no results)
     
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    Totally agree. It's way worse... Doesn't pick up destinations, doesn't call people I tell it to, takes multiple tries, doesn't call up the right songs, and it's slower. Apart from the better regen and autopilot, 8.0 absolutely sucks.
     
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    Same here...
     
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    I can't get it to recognize anything. v8 is an unmitigated disaster. Between this and media player the car took a giant leap backwards. Elon's focus on autopilot at the cost of everything else is going to kill tesla.
     
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    Given the small set of initial command words, it's kind of hard to believe how bad it is at recognizing them, even when said
    loudly with ex-a-ger-a-ted e-nun-ci-a-tion :(. It seems like it does better on the seemingly much harder task of recognizing
    the arbitrary words in song titles and band names.

    "Drive to Inagadadavida" ;)
     
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    Today my daughter typed in what I wanted to listen to, because, well she got tired of me yelling at the car.
     
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  16. Apricot

    Apricot The waiting... the waiting...

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    Voice recognition is fine, even good, on 8.0. However, as mentioned above, I have to speak a lot louder, which is annoying.
     
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    Worse voice recognition but a better search behind the voice if it actually recognizes it.

    My 3 kids find it hysterical that I keep asking the car to play something and correcting it when it asks if I want to call Steve Jones at 555-...or drive to somewhere.

    My prior Jeep would constantly switch the language to French if I asked it to do anything so the Tesla isn't that bad.
     
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    Mine works wirelessly for the first two weeks I own the car. Then I upgraded to 8.0, and started to notice it wouldn't respond unless I rebooted. Now it often fails completely, even when shouting at it. Occasionally, if I just say the command and wait for it to recognize it. (like saying the word navigate), it will work.

    Definitely messed up. That's my technical evaluation and I'm sticking to it..

    I DO like that it will auto dial a contact it recognizes straight away, without having to push anything on the touchscreen.

    Hoping for a fix soon. No, let me re-state that - a fix within 2 weeks (soon on this forum can mean never!)
     
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    I agree. I totally gave up using voice commands in 7.x as they almost never worked. However, I now use them all the time in 8. Works really well for me.
     
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    Today, I tried pausing for a second or so before speaking after hitting the button and that seemed to work better.
     
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