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    Maybe the removal of all physical buttons opens the way for more usage of voice-activated controls. I'm thinking of even things like vent direction, climate, sound, cruise control, autopilot...

    Basically everything.
     
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      I do think we will see more voice control. If not at launch, definitely over time. That said, I expect everything that you can control via voice will also still have a manual control.
       
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        Yeah. Could you imagine having to send a text to your boss, stating that you can't drive to work today because you have laryngitis?
         
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          The latest pictures of the touch screen shows microphone icon. I am guessing there will voice commands. May be limited commands at first.
           
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          It will be interesting to see to what extent controls are voice activated. I know in any of my previous cars, voice recognition was so poor I never used it.
           
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            I don't use the voice commands on the S.

            I do follow voice commands from my co-pilot (wife) :p
             
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              I get a lot of voice commands from my OTHER, but they are difficult to interpret, so I ignore them.

              Like: "turn right here, to the left."
               
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                The voice recognition/control on the Model S frankly sucks. They'll need to get a lot better if they go that route.
                 
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                  Sad to hear that. It must mean that voice recognition needs super-powerful processing and/or data that resides in the cloud. I was hoping maybe tesla's internal processors and software were powerful enough for this application.
                   
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                  S and X infotainment runs on an Nvidia Tegra.
                  It’s about as powerful as your phone or tablet.

                  In addition, local (onboard) speech recognition in general isn’t all that hot, never has been.

                  You need tons of storage, tons of RAM, a *huge* ML database and some hefty processing power to get something akin to what google’s, apple’s and amazon’s digital assistants do. This is why these are all (and will be) cloud based, not local.
                   

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