2017-2018 718 Boxster – Manual

2017-2018 718 Boxster – Manual

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Page: 278

In order to ensure problem-free communication with the voice control function, the following points should be noted:

  1. Speak clearly and at a normal volume. Speak louder when traveling at higher speeds.
  2. Stress voice commands evenly, without long pauses in your speech.
  3. Do not speak when the voice control function is making an announcement.
  4. Reduce disruptive sounds caused by closing doors, windows.
  5. Only operate the voice control as the driver. This is because the hands-free microphone is directed toward the driver’s side.

Adjusting voice control

  1. Short dialog: When this function is activated, the voice output uses short announcement texts.
  2. Help texts: When this function is activated, commands that can be spoken are displayed.

Calling up help

Open visual input help

  1. Press button on the control lever (Fig. 233 on page 277).
    A list with sample commands is displayed in the PCM.
  2. Select the icon in the footer of the PCM.
  3. To display sample commands in each main menu, select the icon or sample command of the relevant main menu in the PCM.

If the Help texts function is deactivated, the visual input assistant can be displayed via the icon in the headline.

  1. Please see chapter "Adjusting voice control" on page 278.

Opening acoustic input help

  1. Voice control is active.
  • Say Help.
    – or –
    Say help on voice control.
    – or –
    Say, for example: help tuner, help media.
    One input help per main menu is output.

Saying voice commands

In principle, there are three types of voice commands that can be input:

  1. Global voice commands
  2. Generally-valid voice commands
  3. Dialog-specific voice commands

The voice commands shown are a selection of all the commands available. Where available, the system also recognizes synonyms. For example, instead of saying Call John Doe you can also say Phone John Doe or Dial John Doe.

  1. Examples of voice commands from Page 280.

Speaking global voice commands
All available voice commands that call up a specific function are global voice commands. Global voice commands can always be used, regardless of the main menu selected. This makes it possible to call up a function directly, without first having to switch to the relevant main menu. If, for example, the NAV main menu is active and the voice command Station e.g. Radio station XY is said, the station mentioned is called up.

Examples of global voice commands:

  1. Station e.g. Radio station XY
  2. Call e.g. Smith
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