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Activating Alternate Command Mode
1. Press the SETTING button on the instru-ment panel.
2. Select the “Others” key on the display.
3. Select the “Voice Recognition” key. 4. Select the “Alternate Command Mode” key.
5. The confirmation message is displayed on
the screen. Select the “OK” key to activate
the Alternate Command Mode. 6. Alternate Command Mode is activated and
the setting menu is expanded to include the
Alternate Command Mode options. See
“Settings menu” in this section for an expla-
nation of the options.
Displaying the command list
If you are controlling the system by voice com-
mands for the first time or do not know the
appropriate voice command, perform the follow-
ing procedure for displaying the voice command
list (available only in Alternate Command Mode) .
switch, listen for the tone and
say, “Help”. The system will respond by display-
ing the command list main menu.
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Only manual controls such as the touchscreen
can navigate the command list menu.
As an alternative to the voice command “Help”,
you may access the command list using the fol-
lowing steps:1. Press the INFO button on the instrument
2. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
You can skip steps 1 and 2 if you say “Help”. 3. Select the “Command List” key. 4. Select a category. The command list for the
category selected is shown.
5. If necessary, scroll the screen to view the entire list.
6. Select the “Back” key to return to the previ- ous screen.
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Alternate Command Mode command list
Dial Number Makes a call to a spoken phone number up to 10 digits.
Vehicle Phonebook Makes a call to a contact in the vehicle phonebook.
Handset Phonebook Makes a call to a contact in the handset phonebook.
International Call Makes an international call by allowing more than 10 digits to be spoken, as well as star (*) , pound (#) , and plus (+) .
Call Makes a call to a contact that is stored in either the Vehicle Phonebook or Handset Phonebook. Please say “Call” followed by a stored
Incoming Calls Shows the last 5 incoming phone calls.
Outgoing Calls Shows the last 5 outgoing phone calls.
Missed Calls Shows the last 5 missed phone calls.
Home Sets a route to your home that is stored in the Address Book.
Address Searches for a location by the street address specified, and sets a route (for continental US and Canada only) .
Places Sets a route to a facility near the current vehicle location.
Address Book Displays the first 5 entries of the Address Book.
Previous Destinations Sets a route to a previous destination.
Previous Start Point Calculates a route to your previous starting point of the last route.
Minimize Freeway Route Recalculates a route to the current destination while minimizing freeway usage.
Fastest Route Recalculates a route to the current destination using the fastest estimated time.
Shortest Route Recalculates a route to the current destination using the shortest distance.
Cancel Route Cancels the current route.
Delete Destination Deletes the current destination.
Birdview Map Changes the Map display to Birdview.
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Planview Map Changes the Map display to a 2-dimensional view.
North Up Changes the Map display to keep north pointing up on the screen.
Heading Up Changes the Map display to keep the direction of the vehicle pointing up on the screen.
Zoom In <1 to 13> Changes the map scale to a smaller number.
Zoom Out <1 to 13> Changes the map scale to a larger number.
Guidance Voice ON/OFF Turns the navigation voice guidance on or off.
Guide Voice Repeat Repeats the last navigation voice guidance.
Traffic Information Turns the traffic information system on and off.
Where am I? Displays the current vehicle location.
Weather Information Displays weather information.
Weather Map Displays the current weather map.
AM Turns to the AM band, selecting the station last played.
FM Turns to the FM band, selecting the station last played.
XM Turns to the SAT band, selecting the station last played.
CD Starts to play a CD.
USB Turns to the USB audio input.
Bluetooth Audio Turns to the Bluetoothaudio system.
AUX Turns to the AUX input.
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Displaying user guide
You can confirm how to use voice commands by
accessing a simplified User Guide, which con-
tains basic instructions and tutorials for several
voice commands.1. Press the INFO button on the instrument panel.
2. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
3. Select the “User Guide” key. 4. Select an item.
Available items: ● Getting Started
Describes the basics of how to operate the
Voice Recognition system.
● Let’s Practice
Initiates a practice session that demon-
strates how to improve recognition by the
● Using the Address Book
Tutorial for using the Address Book. ●
Finding a Street Address
Tutorial for Finding a Street Address.
● Placing Calls
Tutorial for making a phone call by voice
● Help on Speaking
Displays useful tips for how to correctly
speak commands in order for them to be
properly recognized by the system.
● Voice Recognition Settings
Describes the available Voice Recognition
● Adapting the System to Your Voice
Tutorial for adapting the system to your
USING THE SYSTEM
When the ignition switch is placed in the ON
position, NISSAN Voice Recognition is initialized,
which takes a few seconds. When completed,
the system is ready to accept voice commands. If
switch is pressed before the initializa-
tion completes, the display will show the mes-
sage: “System not ready.” or a beep sounds.
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To get the best performance from NISSAN Voice
Recognition, observe the following:● Keep the interior of the vehicle as quiet as
possible. Close the windows to eliminate the
surrounding noises (traffic noises, vibration
sounds, etc.) , which may prevent the system
from recognizing the voice commands cor-
● When the climate control is in the AUTO
mode, the fan speed decreases automati-
cally for easy recognition.
● Wait until a tone sounds before speaking a
● Speak in a natural voice without pausing
Giving voice commands
1. Press and release theswitch located
on the steering wheel. 2. A list of commands appears on the screen,
and the system announces, “Please say a
command from the displayed list or say Help
to show all commands.”
3. After the tone sounds and the icon on the screen changes from
4. Once a command is recognized, the system will announce the recognized command and
perform the requested action.
If the command is not recognized, the sys-
tem repeats the announcement. Repeat the
command in a clear voice after the tone.
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●Say a command after the tone. Voice com-
mands cannot be accepted when the icon
● If the command is not recognized, the sys-
tem repeats the announcement. Repeat the
command in a clear voice.
● Press the
switch on the steering
wheel to return to the previous screen.
● If you want to cancel the command, press
and hold the
switch. The message,
“Voice cancelled” will be announced.
● If you want to adjust the volume of the sys-
tem feedback, push the volume control
switch on the steering wheel or use the
audio system volume knob while the system
is making an announcement.
● To minimize the amount of prompts spoken
by the system in Alternate Command Mode,
use the Minimize Voice Feedback function.
To access the Minimize Voice Feedback
function press the SETTING button, then
select the “Others” key. Then select the
“Voice Recognition” key.
How to speak numbers
Voice Recognition requires a certain way to
speak numbers when giving voice commands.
Refer to the following examples.
● Only single digits 0 (zero) to 9 can be used.
● When saying the phone number 800-662-
6200, the system will accept “eight-
hundred” in addition to “eight zero zero” or
“eight oh oh”. 500, 700, and 900 are also
Examples: ● 1-800-662-6200
– “One eight zero zero six six two six two zero zero”
– “One eight hundred six six two six two zero zero”
Improving Recognition of Phone numbers:
You can improve the recognition of phone num-
bers by saying the phone number in three groups
of numbers. For example, when you try to call
800-662-6200, say “eight zero zero” first, and
the system will then ask you for the next three
digits. Then, say “six six two”. After recognition,
the system will then ask for the last four digits. Say, “six two zero zero”. Using this method of
phone digit entry can improve recognition perfor-
When speaking a house number, speak the
number “0” as “zero” or “oh”. If the letter
“O” is included in the house number, it will
not be recognized as “0” even if you speak
“oh” instead of “zero”.
The content of the Settings Menu differs when
the system is in the Alternate Command Mode.
Displays the command list for Alternate Com-
The user guide provides basic instructions for
using Voice Recognition and accessing some
The user guide can also be accessed from
within the INFO menu after pressing the
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Starts a system training procedure to learn the
specific sounds of your voice. See “Speaker ad-
aptation function” in this section.
Alternate Command Mode:
For advanced operation, an Alternate Command
Mode is provided. This setting enables control of
the Audio and Climate Control systems in addi-
tion to additional commands for the Phone and
Navigation systems. With this setting active, the
system does not announce or display the avail-
able commands at each step. When this mode is
activated, the Voice Recognition Settings will
change to show more options.
Minimize Voice Feedback:
Reduces the amount of the information spoken
for each voice instruction.
SPEAKER ADAPTATION FUNCTION
The Voice Recognition system has a function to
learn the user’s voice for better voice recognition
performance. The system can memorize the
voices of up to three persons.
Having the system learn the user’s
1. Press the SETTING button on the instru-ment panel, select the “Others” key on the
2. Select the “Voice Recognition” key.
3. Select the “Speaker Adaptation” key. 4. Select the user whose voice is to be memo-
rized by the system.
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5. Select a category to be learned by the sys-tem from the following list:
The voice commands in the category are
displayed. 6. Select a voice command to train.
The Voice Recognition system starts.
7. The system requests that you repeat a com- mand after a tone. This command is also
displayed on the screen.
8. After the tone sounds and the icon on the screen changes from
the command that the system requested.
9. When the system has recognized the voice command, the voice of the user is learned.
switch or select the “Back” key
to return to the previous screen.
If the system has learned the command correctly,
the voice command indicator on the screen turns
Speaker Adaptation function settings
Edit the user name using the keypad displayed on
Resets the user’s voice that the Voice Recogni-
tion system has learned.
When this item is turned to ON, you can have the
system learn the voice commands in succession,
without selecting commands one by one.
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The system should respond correctly to all voice
commands without difficulty. If problems are en-
countered, follow the solutions given in this guide
for the appropriate error.
Where the solutions are listed by number, try
each solution in turn, starting with number one,
until the problem is resolved.
Displays “COMMAND NOT RECOG-
NIZED” or the system fails to interpret
the command correctly. 1. Ensure that the command format is valid, see “Standard Mode command list” or “Alternate Command Mode command list” in this
2. Speak clearly using your normal speech pattern and at a level appropriate to the ambient noise level.
3. Ensure that the ambient noise level is not excessive, for example, windows open or defrost on.
If it is too noisy to use the phone, it is likely that voice commands will not be recognized.
The system consistently selects the
wrong voicetag in the phonebook. 1. Ensure that the voicetag requested matches what was originally stored. See “Bluetooth
Hands-Free Phone System with Navigation
System” in this section.
2. Replace one of the voicetags being confused with a different voicetag.
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