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Voice Recognition Quirk With "ipod"?

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Just curious if anybody else has noticed a quirk that my husband and I have noticed with our Fiestas.

Each of us got 2012 Fiesta Titaniums within a month of each other. He got his first; I loved his car so much that I traded in my 9-year-old Audi S3 a year before I'd planned, and I got a Fiesta Titanium as well. We've been learning the voice commands for the Sony system. Now, I should add that I'm American by birth, while my husband is English.

I couldn't get my car's system to recognize it when I said "iPod". I tried saying it fast, slow, as EYE-Pod, as eye-POD, and as EYEPOD. Nothing. So I figured it was my accent.

When my husband got home from work, I asked him to try saying "IPod" in my car. The system couldn't understand HIM either, so it wasn't an accent issue.

After a lot of fiddling, he discovered that we have to pronounce the term as more like "eye-pud" to get the system to positively respond. We got into his Fiesta, and the situation was exactly the same...so it wasn't just a quirk of my car!

So I'm just curious if anybody else has noticed this. It causes great amusement with my passengers when I say "eye-pud" to my car, and the female voice responds with "eye-pod"!

Janet

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Lol. I haven't used the iPod command before so haven't noticed it. I have found however that I can only use the 'external device' command at low speeds - too much road noise and it doesn't regonise it at all, even if I shout, (and I don't have a very strong accent).

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Paul, I noticed the same thing over the weekend. Most of the voice commands could be understood over road noise, but I had to repeat "external device" several time before "she" understood me.

Janet

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I have to refer to my wife as "Wife" not Hazel as the system hears it as Cancel,. so hence I have to call wife work, wife home, wife mobile..

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Not sure but I remember seeing something in the manual about programming commands so it recognises your voice

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Mines a zetec with the sony system and i have the same issue! Only a month old. Voice command is for the next generation of kids in my eyes, not for late 80's early 90's kids (-;

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Just gone and sat in my car, said "external device" > "iPod" - she then did exactly as told.

You must all talk funny ;)

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Just gone and sat in my car, said "external device" > "iPod" - she then did exactly as told.

You must all talk funny ;)

...and how about at 70mph Nathan?

:P

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...and how about at 70mph Nathan?

:P

Dunno - I don't go above 65!

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Really enjoying these responses, everybody! I'll dig into the manual and see if I can find anything about vocal recognition programming!

Janet

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I programmed names and numbers into mine using my voice :-)

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I was back at Hartwell Ford in Banbury with my husband's car this week. I told the staff about the "eye-pud" situation. No one there had ever tried the "external device -- iPod" command combination so couldn't comment.

Janet

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tried mine and it seems happy with ipod. It then whinges as there no ipod connected but it's ipod not eye pud or anything like that.

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