Voice control

Voice control with Google Assistant

Updated 10/4/2021

Voice control with Google Assistant

Google Assistant, which is integrated in the car, makes it possible to use your voice to control a range of functions, e.g. the climate control system, Google Maps for navigation, FM radio* and your phone.

What is Google Assistant?

Google Assistant is a digital assistant that makes it possible to use your voice to control various in-car functions and get help with other things such as searching for information, weather forecasts, managing your Google Calender, etc.

The Assistant understands natural speech, i.e. you do not need any knowledge of specific commands to get the system to do different things. Instead, there is the option to speak freely with the system, which provides feedback in the form of responses to what was requested, or indicates whether what was said could not be understood.

P6-2037-XC40BEV-Speech overview - Google

Voice control system microphone

Which areas can be controlled via Google Assistant?

Besides asking the Assistant for information searched for via Google, searching for weather forecasts or managing your Google CalenderRequires Internet connection., a number of in-car functions can be controlled using voice commands. These include:

  • media
  • FM radio*
  • phone and text messagingText messages can only be dictated for phones with Android or iOS 13 or later.
  • navigation via Google Maps
  • climate

Note

A poorer connection may have a negative effect on the functions.

Warning

The driver always holds overall responsibility for driving the vehicle in a safe manner and complying with all applicable rules of the road.


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