Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt Our Fleet Test Drive: Vauxhall Insignia - 5th report
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

Our Fleet Test Drive: Vauxhall Insignia - 5th report

Date: 26 August 2014   |   Author: Tony Rock

We'll cover all the ways of controlling the Insignia's phone, audio and satnav functions in a future report, but first up is voice recognition, activated by a button on the steering wheel.

It's a grand idea, and when it works you get to bask in self-satisfaction. However, whether it's my 'mockney' accent or a fault with the system, it's a bit miss and hit. It does its best with clear instructions, and when it hasn't understood me, suggestions, but too often my words are misheard. So, be amused by the electronic accent when it seeks clarification (e.g. 'Tork Spawt' for Talk Sport), laugh at your attempts at robot speak when trying to bridge the communication divide, and then try another mode of control.