1. Tiaxx's Avatar
    So this is a thing now, for all those people with no in-built voice commands in their car :)

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    Alienhead95 likes this.
    08-04-2014 12:45 PM
  2. Narciso Neto's Avatar
    Wow, just WOW! So you can "call" her and then talk like if you were hoding your phone?
    08-04-2014 01:35 PM
  3. Tiaxx's Avatar
    It activates speech recognition over car's stereo, i.e. the equivalent to holding search button on the phone.
    08-04-2014 01:36 PM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Priceless. Invaluable!
    08-04-2014 02:21 PM
  5. campyz's Avatar
    She also appears in my Garmin Nuvi when I connect my Lumia now.
    08-04-2014 03:05 PM
  6. Kentcomp's Avatar
    N00b question: is our possible to open that hypertext link from the WP app? I don't see anything that's obvious and tap and hold doesn't do anything.
    08-04-2014 05:33 PM
  7. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Is this automatically in contacts, our do you have to enable it?
    08-04-2014 06:02 PM
  8. WhiteNiteLite's Avatar
    Is this automatically in contacts, our do you have to enable it?
    Yep, it's automatically in there. You won't see it in the People Hub directly though. It'll only show up if the phone book is accessed over Bluetooth (like what a lot of cars usually do).
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    08-04-2014 08:58 PM
  9. marcthepunk's Avatar
    Yeah I can confirm its present and she reponds when you call it. It was not showing at first because I had a filter active on my contacts list. However, I ran some tests and it didnt work that well. I kept getting a Network Error message on my A3 console when I send a command. I'm still trying to understand how they're implementing this function. Its a loop call back, so the phone is in call mode, no?
    08-06-2014 07:19 AM
  10. Jeff_Kelley's Avatar
    The car sends a command to the phone over Bluetooth to dial Cortana's phone number (5555559876). The phone sees that request and instead of asking the cellular network to make that call, the phone activates Cortana. Then Cortana opens an audio connection to the car so that the user can talk to Cortana using the car's microphone, and hear Cortana on the car speakers. There is no call made on the cellular network.
    Joe920 likes this.
    08-06-2014 07:32 PM
  11. marcthepunk's Avatar
    Got it. In fact under the advance settings of Bluetooth on wp, theres an option to use an alternate Bluetooth audio connection. After checking this, Cortana sings in the car without errors. I have been sending texts and playing with all the voice commands like a kid heading back from work yesterday.
    08-07-2014 10:13 AM
  12. rpac78's Avatar
    Is this automatically in contacts, our do you have to enable it?
    For some cars it automatically downloads into your car's call list. On my car I had to add Cortana as a contact with the dummy phone number 555-555-9876 and then it worked.
    08-07-2014 04:25 PM

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