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Voice Control Not Linked To Navigation Favorites?

Petra

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Jan 31, 2015
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So, I normally don't use the voice commands but was messing around with them yesterday and I noticed that, while the car will navigate to places of interest via voice command in v8.0, asking the car to navigate to a user created navigation favorite (with a custom title) doesn't seem to work. Based on the feedback from the car, it correctly picks up what I'm saying but seems unable to match that with the identically named item in navigation favorites.

Has anyone else experienced this? Or, perhaps a better question, has this ever worked? I'm just curious since I don't normally use the voice commands.
 

thimel

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Feb 27, 2015
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So, I normally don't use the voice commands but was messing around with them yesterday and I noticed that, while the car will navigate to places of interest via voice command in v8.0, asking the car to navigate to a user created navigation favorite (with a custom title) doesn't seem to work. Based on the feedback from the car, it correctly picks up what I'm saying but seems unable to match that with the identically named item in navigation favorites.

Has anyone else experienced this? Or, perhaps a better question, has this ever worked? I'm just curious since I don't normally use the voice commands.
I'm pretty sure the navigation voice command does a Google search and doesn't look at anything local on the car. You can navigate to someone in your contact list by saying "phone John Doe." It will bring up matching contacts and by touching the address, it will navigate there. Note this always works in 7.1. In 8.0, if there is only one matching contact, it immediately calls it without showing a list.
 

Petra

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Jan 31, 2015
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Palmdale, CA USA
Home and Work, but that's it. The other favorites are not recognized by name.
That's what I figured... Though, with the new sensor suite and push for eventual level 5 autonomy in new vehicles, I could see Tesla integrating nav favorites into the voice command set at some point in the future.
 

AmpedRealtor

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Jun 30, 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
My sister's 5 year-old Lexus has a far more robust voice navigation system that doesn't require cellular connectivity to a server in order to figure out what she is saying. Seems like Tesla's system is a big step backward.
 

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