"Drive...He Said" recently had a conversation with Ford's Sync [by Microsoft] hands-free in-vehicle communicator/ controller.
As in "a computer."
There are three unified segments to this demo-video taken at night in the 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium, with MyTouch 8" LCD quad-split display:
Pt.1 - Selecting vehicle cabin temperature
Pt.2 - Selecting a radio channel
Pt.3 - Selecting a Point of Interest on the Hard Drive Navigation and set course
"Drive...He Said's" objective opinion of Ford Sync?
With a vocabulary of more than 10,000 words, it's possible to have a [simple] "natural language conversation" with an in-vehicle microprocessor. That is a huge leap forward from choosing from a limited list of specific commands in competing systems.
Ford Sync, typically offered as part of an option bundle for less than $1000, is available in most Ford and Lincoln vehicles sold in North America.
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We'd like to hear from readers/ subscribers.
Have you ever used Ford Sync or any other voice-commanded in-vehicle systems controller/ communicator?
How effective were the voice-commands?
Did you ever feel frustrated in relying on voice commands?
Is voice-command capability worth the price of admission?