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I have usually had success with most voice commands on BMW's, but the navigation destination input is NOT one of them.
I used to have a 2006 E90 330i. The initial version of iDrive did not have voice commands for navigation destination, but later versions did. I was able to sucessfully use voice to enter the State and City/Town, but the street address was only recognized maybe half the time.
Now that I have a 2008 M5 with what I would assume would be the most recent software, I again can enter the State and City/Town, but I have NEVER been able to get the street name to be recognized by voice command.
After living in so many places up and down the East Coast, I don't really have much of a regional accent. It's starting to look like this is more of a universal problem with the voice commands with BMW. Though, I must admit it does a good job of ALL of the other commands and even recognizing names from my bluetooth contact list (500+ entries)
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