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Voice Recognition

Toyota features an advanced voice recognition system that allows you to control many multimedia functions through voice commands.

The voice command switch is located on the steering wheel. When you press the button, a command list appears on the screen to prompt you for a response.

The Toyota system uses natural speech information (English only). This means the voice command can be less structured and still be understood. For example, instead of saying "stock quotes," you can say, "how are my stocks doing?" The system should be able to recognize the key words and complete your request.

For a complete list of commands, please refer to your Owner’s Manual.

Voice recognition commands power the following multimedia functions:

Note: "Press" refers to hard buttons on the sides of the screen; "Touch" refers to the display screen (phone or multimedia system).

Using Voice Recognition

  1. Press Hands-Free on the steering wheel
  2. The system will prompt you for an entry through the vehicle’s speakers
  3. The multimedia screen will default to the voice recognition menu screen
  4. Note that when the system is speaking, the voice recognition icon on the screen is grayed out. Once you are prompted for an entry with a tone, the icon will illuminate indicating it is in a listening state

Bing POI Search Using Voice Recognition

  1. From the Bing screen, touch the microphone icon at the top
  2. The screen will read, "listening"
  3. Say a category or search word
  4. The screen will read, "thinking"
    1. Touch Cancel to cancel voice search
  5. A list of options will appear
  6. Select a desired search result
  7. Touch Call to call desired location
    1. Touch Cancel to cancel call
  8. Touch Map to begin route calculation
  9. Touch OK to begin navigation
  10. Touch Go to begin calculating route
  11. Option: Touch 3 Routes to see routing options:
    1. Touch route choice: Preferred, Alternate, Short
  12. Option: Touch Edit Route to Add or Delete the destination
  13. Touch Preferences to set up route preferences
Touch OK to begin navigation

  • What is Entune?
    Entune 7 encompasses the complete audio display stack of your vehicle - including Bluetooth® 8, voice recognition, USB 11, AUX port, and your display screen. On select models equipped with premium audio head units, you have access to navigation and a rich set of Apps and Data Services, now referred to as the “Entune® App Suite” 7.
  • Does Entune® feature voice recognition?
    Yes, Premium HDD Navigation with Entune® features natural language, conversational voice recognition. This reduces the need to memorize preset commands. Display Audio with Navigation and Entune® features command-based voice recognition.
  • What features can you control with the voice recognition system?
    Some Entune® 7 systems already include voice control for data services; by spring 2012, all Entune® systems will have that capability through a user-installable update. The data services are stocks, sports, weather, traffic and fuel prices (where available). BingTM and Pandora® will have (or already have) voice control by early 2012. Premium HDD Navigation with Entune® currently possesses voice recognition for BingTM. In addition, several aspects of the multimedia system have voice recognition capability, as does the hands-free phone operation.
  • Does the Voice Recognition system on Entune recognize different languages?
    The system can recognize English, Spanish and French once the language is changed in the system’s setting. For drivers with accents in their speech, the Entune system can now recognize different tonality, inflection points and accents. You can learn more through the use of the voice recognition training feature within the head unit.
  • How do I know if my vehicle has voice recognition capabilities?
    Advanced Voice Recognition is available on select model year 2014 and later Toyota vehicles, and can be used to operate most features within Entune App Suite 7. Voice recognition can be used by pressing the push-to-talk button on your vehicle's steering wheel. For more information, please refer to your Toyota Owner's Manual.
  • What new features does 'Advanced Voice Recognition' add over 'Voice Recognition'?
    The new Advanced Voice Recognition brings in the following new features that will make it easier for you to interact with your vehicle navigation system:
    • All applications can be launched using voice commands.
    • All applications except Facebook Places and Fuel Guide can be operated using Advanced Voice Recognition, after launching the application.
    • The user will be prompted for smaller pieces of information to clarify a request.
    • The system can remember the context of the speech to allow for more human-like interaction so that the user does not need to repeat the subject.
    • Over 100,000 variations of commands are recognized, and you will be able to speak in a free form manner and still be understood.
    • You can use the Push-To-Talk (PTT) button on the steering wheel as the central location from which you can launch Voice Recognition for all multimedia functions, including apps, navigation, audio and phone.
  • What applications can I launch with voice commands?
    You can launch all multimedia functions using voice commands, even those apps that do not have Advanced Voice Recognition capabilities after launching, such as Facebook Places and Fuel Guide.
  • What features come with Advanced Voice Recognition?
    All apps within Entune App Suite 7, except for Facebook Places and Fuel Guide, support Advanced Voice Recognition.
  • How do I know what commands to use to control an app?
    Advanced Voice Recognition can recognize a large variety of commands, and you can speak in a free-form sentence and still be understood. There is also a Hint Screen on your vehicle navigation system that displays sample commands that can be spoken, depending on the application that you are trying to operate.
  • How do I use the Push-To-Talk button on the steering wheel?
    The Push-To-Talk (PTT) button on your steering wheel allows you to activate Voice Recognition for all Applications, Navigation, Audio and Phone. All you have to do is press the button, and then say "Launch [Application Name]".
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  2. 2014 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
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  3. EPA-estimated driving range 103 miles when vehicle is fully charged. Excludes driving conditions. Actual mileage will vary.
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  6. 2014 EPA-estimated 51 city/49 highway/50 combined mpg estimates for Prius Plug-in. Actual mileage will vary.
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  17. An active Safety Connect® account is required. Safety Connect® is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability and satellite signal reception. All Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced models come with a three-year complimentary trial account, which begins on the date the vehicle is purchased by the customer. Customers can register for Safety Connect® at the dealer, or by calling Safety Connect® customer care at 1-800-331-4331. Price shown is current at time of publishing, pricing subject to change without notice.
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