Voice Commands reference

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Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:45 pm

The Wiki does have a list of voice commands, but it's not complete nor does it give any tips or list the problems. I compiled this list from usage. There may be many commands I haven't found yet.

List updated January 31, 2013.

  • Drive, navigate, take, go
    • Home
    • Work
    • Office
  • Stop navigating, stop navigation
  • Cancel (exits without sending report/action)
  • Exit/turn off Waze {Currently not operating since moving to Sleep Only option}
    • Shut down
    • Turn off
    • Stop waze
    • Switch off
    • Close app
  • Back (when in a sub-menu for reporting, goes up a menu level)
  • Report, send, saw, noticed, spotted, found, there is (often not necessary)
    • Hazard, danger (mostly unnecessary)
      • On Road
        • Object
        • Pot hole
        • Roadkill
        • Closed Lane
        • Oil
        • Ice
        • Construction
        • Car, vehicle
      • On Shoulder
        • Car, vehicle
        • Animals
        • Missing Sign
      • Weather
        • Fog, foggy
        • Hail
        • Snow
        • Flood
        • Monsoon
        • Tornado
        • Heat wave
        • Hurricane
        • Freezing rain
    • Traffic, jam
      • Moderate
      • Heavy
      • Standstill
    • Police, policeman
    • Accident
      • Minor
      • Major
    • Camera, speed trap
      • Speed
      • Fake, dummy
      • Red light, light

Alert Commands
  • Thanks
  • Not there, gone, false
  • Hide, close, dismiss
Last edited by kentsmith9 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Updated for sleep changes
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Re: Voice Commands reference (from usage)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Shortcuts for commands

The following voice commands can be issued directly without having to use "Report" or "Hazard." Often, the category and sub-category can be switched and the voice recognition will figure it out just fine. For example, "on road object" and "object on road" are equivalent.

Accident
Minor accident
Major accident

Camera
Speed camera
Fake camera
Red light camera

Traffic
Heavy traffic
Moderate traffic
Standstill traffic

Weather
Weather fog
Weather hail
Weather snow
Weather flood
Weather monsoon
Weather tornado
Weather heat wave
Weather hurricane
Weather freezing rain

On shoulder
Missing sign on shoulder
Animals on shoulder
Vehicle on shoulder

On Road
Vehicle on road
Object on road
Pothole on road
Roadkill on road
On road closed lane
Oil on road
Ice on road
Construction on road
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Re: Voice Commands reference (from usage)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:59 pm

Tips and Issues

  • In general, the words "report" and "hazard" are unnecessary.
  • "Lane closed" is extremely difficult to get recognized. My success rate is around 5%. It seems to need to be spoken very quickly and as if you were ending a question with the words. "Lane closed?" or "lnclzd?" I've played around with inflection and tone a lot and if I get repeatable success, I'll post a recording.
  • "Ice" is very hard to get recognized.


(I or other mods will add to this list based on replies.)
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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:49 pm

The secret in the phrasing, is to say "closed lane" and not "lane closed." When Waze reports back what it is reporting, it specifically says "reporting closed lane" and not "reporting lane closed." After listening to the phrase upon successfully getting Waze to report a lane closed, I now get a 75% success rate for reporting a closed lane.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:12 pm

AndyPoms wrote:Can you specify which lane is closed (and how many)? i.e. When the construction sign says "Right Two Lanes Closed", can you say "Closed Lane Right Two"?

No.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:08 pm

OP updated
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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:57 pm

Despite "car stopped on road" being a valid ASR command, it does not work. For me.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:37 pm

"Car stopped on road" works in the current iOS beta correctly. Unsure about Android. I will update the ASR tree once the app is released.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:03 pm

With v3.5 out, the "car stopped on road" is now properly within the command tree. OP updated.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:31 am

Top two posts updated with information from the Waze iOS 3.5.99.2 beta.
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