Hi jimclark,I'm still working on getting to that easy and accurate control you speak of--but I get the point. In fairness to the designers/engineers, they're trying to fit a fair bit of stuff in a small space.
Here is a list of voice commands to get you started with MyFord Touch: http://support.ford.com/sync-technology/voice-command-categories-sync-myford-touch If you're using accurate commands and still experience issues, let me know. I'll help troubleshoot.
Oh, I'm sure you'll get there. You can give the command WHAT CAN I SAY until the commands come naturally to you. The MyFord Touch system will let you know which commands you can use at that time.Thanks, Kim. As I said, I'm still working on it, but it's getting better. The biggest issue is simply that (some of) the commands don't come naturally to me just yet--and I don't want to have to be thinking about what I have to say as I drive. That, and sometimes the system doesn't "understand" what I said--it's recognition abilities aren't perfect yet. But, repetition brings mastery, however, so I'll get there, I'm sure.
Sometimes Samantha (the SYNC lady) has a mind of her own, so you never know!Unfortunately, the "what can I say" sometimes comes out in an exasperated tone with a couple of colorful adjectives attached. That doesn't work well. I keep expecting it to respond with, "I can't let you do that, Dave."