Cadillac Escalade: Voice Recognition - Infotainment System - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Voice Recognition

The navigation system's voice recognition allows for hands-free operation of the navigation system, audio system, and OnStar (if equipped) features.

Voice recognition can be used when the ignition is on or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP)   for more information.

To use voice recognition:

1. Press and hold SRCE located on the steering wheel until you hear a beep. The

1. Press and hold SRCE located on the steering wheel until you hear a beep. The audio system mutes.

2. Clearly state one of the commands listed on the following pages.

Helpful Hints for Stating Commands

  • When a multiple command is available, choose the command that works best.
  • Words that are in brackets are optional. For example, for the command Radio [band] [select] FM, stating Radio FM or Radio select FM are both valid commands.
  • When the system recognizes the command the system does one of the following:
    • Perform the function.
    • Ask you to confirm your choice.
    • Issue an error message “Did not recognize. Voice Recognition Canceled.”
  • If you experience difficulty with the system recognizing a command, try saying it more softly, and wait for a few seconds after the beep, or repeat the command.
  • Background noise may cause voice commands to be misunderstood, including airflow noise from wind.
  • To use the voice recognition system, the map DVD must be loaded and the navigation system must be on.

This system is able to recognize commands in three different languages. The system only recognizes commands based on the language selected from the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Driver Information Center (DIC)   for more information.

Voice Recognition Commands

The following list shows all of the voice commands available for the navigation system with a brief description of each. The commands are listed with the optional words in brackets. To use the voice commands, refer to the instructions listed previously.

Voice Tag Commands

The following are voice tag commands that can be accessed by clearly stating the commands exactly as they are written. There are up to 40 voice tag entries for destinations.

Navigation go to [destination], navigation select: These commands instruct the system to select a destination saved under the voice tag you have stored. The system prompts for a destination name then waits for you to state the name.

If not currently driving on a route, the system automatically creates the voice tag destination as the final destination. If driving on a route, the system automatically creates the voice tag destination as a stopover. Up to three stopovers can be created.

Storing Voice Tags

From the address book entry information page, press the Add Voice tag screen button. The system responds “Name Please?” and you will have four seconds to record a name. The system asks for confirmation of the name before saving it as a voice tag.

Navigation Help

This command instructs the system to assist with navigation commands.

Display Commands

Use the following display commands to set the display mode.

Display [set] day [mode]: Sets the display to daytime mode.

Display [set] night [mode]: Sets the display to night mode.

Display [set] auto [mode]: Sets the display to automatic mode. The system changes between day and night mode automatically.

System help: Instructs the system to assist with display commands.

Radio Commands

The following are radio commands that can be accessed by clearly stating the commands exactly as they are written.

Radio [band] [select] AM, radio [band] [select] FM, radio [band] [select] XM (if equipped), radio [band] [select] satellite (if equipped): Instructs the system to go to either the AM, FM, or XM (if equipped).

Radio [select] (frequency) AM, radio [select] (frequency) FM: Instructs the system to go to a specific frequency on either AM or FM.

Radio [select] (channel) XM (if equipped), radio [select] (channel) satellite (if equipped): Instructs the system to go to a specific channel on the XM band (if equipped).

Radio help: Instructs the system to assist with radio commands.

CD Commands

The following are CD, MP3, and DVD commands that can be accessed by clearly stating the commands exactly as they are written.

CD, DVD, Disc: Use this command to select a CD, DVD, or disc that is currently loaded.

CD, DVD, Disc, [select] track (one, two, three, etc.): Instructs the system to select a specific track number.

CD, DVD, Disc select next folder: Use this command to select the next folder on the MP3 or audio DVD.

CD, DVD, Disc select previous folder: Use this command to select the previous folder on the MP3 or audio DVD.

CD help, DVD help, Disc help: Instructs the system to assist with CD and DVD commands.

Auxiliary Commands

The following auxiliary commands can be accessed by clearly stating the commands exactly as they are written. The commands are available when the auxiliary source is available.

Aux, Auxiliary: Use this command to select the auxiliary device, when a device is connected.

Voice Help

Provides a description of help commands that can be used.

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