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I laughed when he got to the voice recognition part. I still have a dismal success rate using the voice recognition for navigation to a named POI. I can search the database via the keyboard for a restaurant like ‘Anthony’s by the Bay’ and it will come up immediately. But if I try a voice search for the same POI, it gives me the most bizarre results, not even remotely like what I asked for. So it’s in the database but not properly understanding the voice. Yet my wife’s Lexus responds accurately and predictably to the same voice search.

The I-Pace’s voice recognition is OK for very simple things like ‘Navigate to Wendys’, but beyond that it’s really poor for me. I did change the voice to American English, so it’s not that and my diction is good, so it’s not that either. Maybe I should try Mandarin? ;)

Anyone have any ideas to improve the hit rate?
 

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It was nice to see the boot adjustment shown in such a simple way. I also didn't know about the windows through the remote feature
 

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I didn't know about the windows either. We had some car in the past that would roll down the windows with a continued press of the remote, but I don't think it would also roll up the windows. Cool.
 

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I didn't know about the windows either. We had some car in the past that would roll down the windows with a continued press of the remote, but I don't think it would also roll up the windows. Cool.
Since I'm still selling my wife the I-Pace idea, I ran down to tell her about the window feature as soon as I saw it! :geek:
 

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Since I'm still selling my wife the I-Pace idea, I ran down to tell her about the window feature as soon as I saw it! :geek:
I sell the I-Pace by the unique looks of the exterior, hood intake, low roofline, lines that form factor that can only work on a ground up EV platform.
Build quality, fit, finish and materials. I ask them to touch the leather, observe the glass roof.
Pièce de resistance is the launch, handling and performance of the car. The one peddle driving, no turbo lag, no transmission or gear shifting makes the experience superior to other automobiles
 

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I sell the I-Pace by the unique looks of the exterior, hood intake, low roofline, lines that form factor that can only work on a ground up EV platform.
Build quality, fit, finish and materials. I ask them to touch the leather, observe the glass roof.
Pièce de resistance is the launch, handling and performance of the car. The one peddle driving, no turbo lag, no transmission or gear shifting makes the experience superior to other automobiles
I tried all those, but she wasn't convinced! I think I got her on the windows though...... :LOL: :LOL:
 

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Global closing via the fob is not enabled in the US and you have to continuously press the door handle button to lock the car and close the windows. Global closing has been added to the i-guide phone app but the owner's manual may have not the information (I haven't see a recent edition).
 

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Global closing via the fob is not enabled in the US and you have to continuously press the door handle button to lock the car and close the windows. Global closing has been added to the i-guide phone app but the owner's manual may have not the information (I haven't see a recent edition).
Ah I thought it was just me.
Global opening works from the fob though, go figure ....
 

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I am confused. Why is it not enabled in US? It is in the owner's manual. On the other hand, I tried the global closing using the smart key but it did not work. Also, I tried to close a window remotely using phone app. It attempted but returned an error massage.
 

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I laughed when he got to the voice recognition part. I still have a dismal success rate using the voice recognition for navigation to a named POI. I can search the database via the keyboard for a restaurant like ‘Anthony’s by the Bay’ and it will come up immediately. But if I try a voice search for the same POI, it gives me the most bizarre results, not even remotely like what I asked for. So it’s in the database but not properly understanding the voice. Yet my wife’s Lexus responds accurately and predictably to the same voice search.

The I-Pace’s voice recognition is OK for very simple things like ‘Navigate to Wendys’, but beyond that it’s really poor for me. I did change the voice to American English, so it’s not that and my diction is good, so it’s not that either. Maybe I should try Mandarin? ;)

Anyone have any ideas to improve the hit rate?
If you get a recommendation, Ken, I hope you'll share it with me. We, too, have lots of issues with the Voice Recognition on our '19 HSE. Our XJL that we traded in for the I-Pace had no such problems. Nor have our previous Lexus's or our current and prior Mercedes SLs. Interesting that our Service Rep and one of his assistants tried entering some of the same locations our HSE couldn't find and it couldn't find those for them, either. Yet the Service Manager (who speaks with a noticeable accent, could enter those. Amazing! I've gone to Jaguar Corporate in NJ and although they've said they would call me back to discuss this issue they haven't . . . even after my making a 2nd request. That's not good. In any event should you get your problems solved, I will certainly appreciate your letting me know how.

Thanks!

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If you get a recommendation, Ken, I hope you'll share it with me. We, too, have lots of issues with the Voice Recognition on our '19 HSE. Our XJL that we traded in for the I-Pace had no such problems. Nor have our previous Lexus's or our current and prior Mercedes SLs. Interesting that our Service Rep and one of his assistants tried entering some of the same locations our HSE couldn't find and it couldn't find those for them, either. Yet the Service Manager (who speaks with a noticeable accent, could enter those. Amazing! I've gone to Jaguar Corporate in NJ and although they've said they would call me back to discuss this issue they haven't . . . even after my making a 2nd request. That's not good. In any event should you get your problems solved, I will certainly appreciate your letting me know how.

Thanks!

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Joe, I wish I had the answer. As recently as two days ago we tried it with no success. I used the exact phraseology suggested in the manual when searching for a POI.

It’s frustrating when you know the POI is clearly in the database. Apparently precise diction has no bearing on success. It’s fascinating that your SM was able to have success despite his accent (or perhaps because of his accent?). It’s also fascinating that your XJL had no such issues.

So what is different about our I-Pace that we have such poor results? I recently noticed there is an adjustment for microphone level. I may try raising that up to see if that helps. I’ll certainly report back if that results in an improvement.

There’s no excuse for the voice recognition to be so poor in a car of this vintage. It works far better in my wife’s ES300h. :(
 

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So, no change with an increase in microphone level. It seems that simple things are understood (Best Buy, TGIF Fridays, Applebees, Shoprite, The Bronx Zoo etc.). But when I try something like, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, it can't figure it out. Yet you can type it in the search bar and it comes right up with different location choices. What's interesting is that something like 'The Queens Zoo' can't be found either via voice search. It finds the Bronx Zoo, but not the Queens Zoo. Both are in the database and both would seem to have the same 'complexity'. Very very weird.

I had my wife try it, but she eventually lost it laughing. That upset the navigation lady and we quit. ;)
 

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I don't bother with the oem infotainment. It's all bluetooth, most of the time, and AA, on long trips. All cell phone. Have I saved myself a substantial number of cycles of frustration and wasted time? :cool:
 

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I don't bother with the oem infotainment. It's all bluetooth, most of the time, and AA, on long trips. All cell phone. Have I saved myself a substantial number of cycles of frustration and wasted time? :cool:
Probably. I’m still waiting for the wireless Car Play/AA device to be available and out of testing. Call me stubborn, but I just hate physically plugging and unplugging the phone in to the car. :(
 
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