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I' m pretty sure bumpy roads is a universal constant 😀

now for a left turn: every ford I've owned seems to fog up all the time. It could be me, but my wife's dodges dont seem to fog up nearly so quickly and easily. Anybody else noticed that or do i breathe too heavily?
 
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I' m pretty sure bumpy roads is a universal constant 😀

now for a left turn: every ford I've owned seems to fog up all the time. It could be me, but my wife's dodges dont seem to fog up nearly so quickly and easily. Anybody else noticed that or do i breathe too heavily?
You just need to breath through a snorkel out the side window.
 

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I would have preferred physical buttons for all hvac options, not just a volume a control.
Agree. Tesla HVAC is a trial. It turns on when you touch to whatever previous setting and then you have to fool with a screen two levels down to adjust. Tesla has added extensive voice commands, completely undocumented, but they have added them which helps but be nice not to need the help.

Ford fixes some of the issues with separate physical snifter, wiper, lights, cruise and audio controls. Don't see the HVAC controls or what activates voice control which it says it has for Nav. It's nice on calling also. "Call X".

See how those are handled. I think the big volume dial is a bit of an affectation since the volume control is on the steering wheel.
 
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I would have preferred physical buttons for all hvac options, not just a volume a control. As the volume icon behind the wheel is part of the screen I am hopefully that the dial will be made contextual like you see on the i-pace and range rovers. Sure it is possible to get the temperature value you want. moving a slider but it is not as good as just turning a dial to the desired value.
I recall that is exactly the plan. The physical dial will be used for multiple actions. Volume, HVAC dial, etc. I believe that was in one of the launch-time videos.
 

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Look at the picture.
I blew it up but the two icons are indecipherable to me. If one activates voice commands, that would make sense. In current Ford's, what do voice commands control?
 
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I blew it up but the two icons are indecipherable to me. If one activates voice commands, that would make sense. In current Ford's, what do voice commands control?
The button activated the voice command system. What you can control via voice command depends on the car model.
 

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I recall that is exactly the plan. The physical dial will be used for multiple actions. Volume, HVAC dial, etc. I believe that was in one of the launch-time videos.
I video I remember seeing said the knob was volume only at the moment. They may look at making it contextual in the future.
 

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That looks to be on the wheel of the Mach-E. What I don't see is a "Voice command" button for voice activated navigation or HVAC voice control if that is a feature. Same for phone "Call X".

https://www.motortrend.com/uploads/sites/5/2019/11/2021-Ford-Mustang-Mach-E-steering-wheel.jpg?fit=around|875:492
Although very fuzzy when you expand the photo in your link the symbol on the top left button on the right side cluster looks like the symbol I have on my kuga for voice control activation. I do seem to remember an interview with Jim Hackett somewhere that the voice control works a bit like Amazon's Alexa, Mercs EQC. you just say Hi Alexa, Hi Mercedes, Hi Ford.
 

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Are there models where you can make calls (Phone CC), navigate to destination, raise lower temp?
I can do first two on my Kuga(Escape). I think you can do all three on Mondeos, Edges
 

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Normally the voice control on the steering was to answer or hang up a phone call, not to activate the voice control. it is what I have in my MB. Based on other manufacturers the system is always ready waiting your commande to be activate like "Hey Google". Regarding the center knob it would be better to get it on the center consol in order to control it without moving the arm to reach the knob.
 

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Normally the voice control on the steering was to answer or hang up a phone call, not to activate the voice control. it is what I have in my MB. Based on other manufacturers the system is always ready waiting your commande to be activate like "Hey Google". Regarding the center knob it would be better to get it on the center consol in order to control it without moving the arm to reach the knob.
My Kuga is obviously not normal then. I can activate all my voice activated functions by pressing the voice activation button on my steering wheel. This button is different to the little phone symbols which you maybe thinking off
 

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Normally the voice control on the steering was to answer or hang up a phone call, not to activate the voice control. it is what I have in my MB. Based on other manufacturers the system is always ready waiting your commande to be activate like "Hey Google". Regarding the center knob it would be better to get it on the center consol in order to control it without moving the arm to reach the knob.
The steering wheel will have the normal volume rocker buttons on it, from what I understand.
 

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My Kuga is obviously not normal then. I can activate all my voice activated functions by pressing the voice activation button on my steering wheel. This button is different to the little phone symbols which you maybe thinking off
Yup, my mustang is the same way - Ford's current voice commands require you to actively enable the car to listen to your commands, rather then passively listen to everything you say looking for a keyword. Hopefully sync 4A can do both, with the ability to disable the passive monitoring and still have the activation button on the steering wheel.
 
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