Voice Recognition Training

May 18th, 2015 by

Voice command is extremely useful but can sometimes be cumbersome to use, especially if the voice recognition system has not yet been “trained”…

The Delivery Specialists at North Park Lexus at Dominion will go over the Voice Command system when you purchase a new or Certified Lexus from our dealership, but here are a few tips if you would like to “train” the voice recognition system in your Lexus on your own time.

For Navigation models, except the RX, LX and IS convertible, to help train the voice command system to adapt to the user accent, select: MENU, Setup, Voice, Train Voice Recognition.  “Train voice recognition” mode will start with this prompt:  “Voice recognition training is a feature that will help tune the voice recognition system to better understand your voice.  You will be given 10 phrases.  After each beep, please read back the phrase on the screen.

For best results, it is recommended that voice recognition training be done when there is minimal background noise.  When ready, select the “Start” button to begin.”  The 10 phrases are:

  1. Reserve a table at 8PM for 4 people at Horseback Steak House
  2. Would you like to go to lunch tomorrow for your birthday
  3. Dial 4 2 5 9 6 8 7 9 0 3
  4. Show what songs I have by the artist Josh Washington
  5. Play all my music in the rock genre
  6. Listen to FM one oh seven point seven
  7. Add a new house number to an address
  8. Select this radio station preset
  9. Choose a city center destination as a new stopover on my route
  10. Can you go to the previous item


Tips on Using Voice Command:

  • Push and release the talk switch on your steering wheel, wait for the beep or screen icon before speaking.
  • If a desired outcome is not shown, say or select “Go Back.”
  • Always recite numbers in single digits
  • Push and hold the switch to cancel voice recognition.  For Navigation models (except the RX, LX and ISC), you can say “Cancel.”
  • Play system Help, push switch, say “Help.” (System will offer examples of commands & tips.)
  • Skip prompts by pushing the talk switch again.
  • Turn off prompts altogether when familiar with system

LEX-ESG-MY15-0030Please stop by and get a one-on-one tutorial from our Vehicle Technology Specialist at our dealership.