Buick LaCrosse: Operating UHP Using Voice 
Control - Bluetooth (UHP Mexico Only) - Phone - Infotainment System - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Operating UHP Using Voice Control

The voice control of the UHP system enables you to operate several functions of the mobile phone using your voice. The UHP system uses voice commands to control the system and dial phone numbers. After input of the command the infotainment system guides you through the dialogue with appropriate questions and feedback to achieve the desired action. The commands and numbers can be spoken without a pause between the individual words.

In addition you can save telephone numbers under a name tag that is selectable by you. The telephone connection can be set up with this name.

In the event of incorrect operation or incorrect codes, the voice control gives you voice feedback and requests you to re-enter the desired command. Apart from this, the voice control acknowledges important commands and will ask if necessary.

In order that calls are made inside the vehicle do not lead to unintentional triggering of the mobile phone, the voice control does not start until it has been activated.

Activating the Voice Control

For vehicles without a navigation system, press the the steering wheel to activate the button on the steering wheel to activate the voice control of the UHP system.

For vehicles with a navigation system, press the the steering wheel to activate the button on the steering wheel to activate the voice control of the UHP system The system responds with a tone.

After the tone, say ”Phone.“ For the duration of the dialogue any audio source that is active is muted and any traffic news fade-in is cancelled.

Adjusting the Volume for Voice Output

Turn the volume knob of the Infotainment system or press the + / - buttons on the steering wheel.

Canceling Dialogue

There are various possibilities of deactivating the voice control and cancelling the dialogue:

• Press the steering wheel controls. button on the steering wheel controls.

• Enter the command “Cancel.”.

• Do not enter a command for some time.

• The command is unrecognized after three tries.

Main Menu Commands

The UHP system has a set of main menu commands that are available when voice control is first started.

After the voice control is activated, a short tone indicates that the voice control system is waiting for a command.

Available commands:
• “Dial”
• “Call”
• “Re-dial”
• “Save”
• “Delete”
• “Directory”
• “Pair”
• “Select device”
• “Voice feedback”
• “Help”
• “Cancel”

Frequently Used Commands

Here is a list of frequently used commands:

• “Help”: the dialogue is terminated and all commands available in the current context are enumerated.

• “Cancel”: the voice control is deactivated.

• “Yes”: a suitable action is triggered depending on the context.

• “No”: a suitable action is triggered depending on the context.

Voice Feedback

Each voice input is answered or commented on by the infotainment system by way of a voice output that is adapted to the situation.

To switch the voice output on or off, enter “Voice feedback” or press the Pairing, Saving, or Deleting Phone button.

Pairing, Saving, or Deleting Phone From Device List

With the command “Pair” a mobile phone can be saved to or deleted from the device list of the UHP system. A device number will be assigned by the UHP system to the mobile phone when it is paired.

Available commands:
• “Add”
• “Delete”
• “Help”
• “Cancel”

Example of a Dialogue

User: “Pair.”.

Voice output: “Do you want to add or delete a device?”.

User: “Add.”.

Voice output: “Using the pair function in the external device, enter <1234> to pair.”

(At this time, start the pairing process on the mobile phone that will be paired to the vehicle.

Reference the mobile phone manufacturer's user guide for information on this process. Locate the device named UHP followed by a four-digit number in the list on the mobile phone and follow the instructions on the mobile phone and enter the four-digit code provided by the system.).

Voice output: “Do you want to pair the device?”.

User: “Yes.”.

Voice output: “Paired, ending session.”

Selecting Phone from Device List

The “Select device” command can be used to select a different paired mobile phone. The UHP system asks for a device number that was assigned by the UHP system to the mobile phone when it was paired.

Example of a Dialogue

User: “Select device.”.

Voice output: “Please, say a device number to select.”.

User: “device number.”.

Voice output: “Do you want to select the device number “device number.”.

(The device name appears on the infotainment display screen).

User: “Yes.”.

Voice output: “One moment please, the system searches for the selected device.”.

Voice output: “Device number “device number” is selected, ending session.”.

Telephone Number Dialing

After the “Dial” command, the voice control requests input of a number.

The telephone number must be spoken in your normal speech without any artificial pauses between the numbers.

Recognition is best, if a pause of at least half a second is made after every three to five digits. The infotainment system then repeats the numbers recognized.

Available Commands:

• “Dial”: the inputs are accepted.

• “Digit”: a numeric value between “0-9” is entered.

• “Delete”: the number last entered or the block of numbers last entered is deleted.

• “Plus”: a preceding “+” is entered for a call abroad.

• “Verify”: the inputs are repeated by the voice output.

• “Asterisk”: an asterisk “*” is entered.

• “Hash”: a hash character “#” is entered.

• “Pause”: a pause is entered into the character sequence.

• “Help”.

• “Cancel”.

The telephone number entered can have a maximum length of 25 digits.

To be able to make a call abroad you can say the word “Plus” (+) at the beginning of your number. The plus allows you to call from any country without knowing the prefix for calls made abroad in that country. Then say the required country code.

Example of a Dialogue

User: “Dial.”.

Voice output: “Please, say the number to dial.”.

User: “Plus four nine.”.

User: “Seven three one.”.

Voice output: “Seven three one.”.

User: “One one nine nine.”.

Voice output: “One one nine nine.”.

User: “Dial.”.

Voice output: “The number is being dialled.”

Making a Call Using Name Tag

When the “Call” command is used, a telephone number is entered that has been stored in the telephone book as a name tag.

Available commands:
• “Yes”
• “No”
• “Help”
• “Cancel”

Example of a Dialogue

User: “Call.”.

Voice output: “Please, say the name tag to call.”.

(for name tag information, see “Saving a Name Tag” later in this section).

User:”Name tag.“.

Voice output: “Seven three one.”.

User: “Yes.”.

Voice output: “Calling.”

Starting a Second Call

Press the button second call during an active to start a second call during an active telephone call.

Available commands:
• “Send”: activate manual DTMF (touch-tone dialling), e.g. for voice mail or telephone banking.
• “Send name tag”: activate DTMF (touch-tone dialling) by entering a name tag.
• “Dial”
• “Call”
• “Re-dialing”
• “Help”
• “Cancel”

Example of a Dialogue

User: Press the telephone call is active. button if a telephone call is active.

User: “Send.”.

Voice output: “Please, say the number to send.”.

(for number input information, see the dialogue example for “Making a Call Using a Telephone Number” earlier in this section).

User: “Send.”.

Re-dialing

The “Re-dialing” command re-dials the last number dialed.

Saving a Name Tag

The “Save” command is used to store a telephone number in the telephone book under as a name tag.

The name entered must be repeated once. The pitch and pronunciation must be as identical as possible for both name inputs, otherwise the voice control will reject the inputs.

A maximum of 50 name tags can be stored in the telephone book.

Name tags are speaker-dependent, i.e. only the person who recorded a name tag can open it. To avoid the start of the recording of a saved name from being cut off, a short pause should be left after an input request.

To be able to use the name tag independently of the location, i.e.

including other countries, all telephone numbers should be entered with a “plus” character and a country code.

Available commands:
• “Save”: the inputs are accepted.
• “Re-dialing”: the last input is repeated.
• “Help”
• “Cancel”

Example of a Dialogue

User: “Save.”.

Voice output: “Please, say the number to save.”.

User: Say number to save.

(for number input information, see the dialogue example for “Making a Call Using a Telephone Number” earlier in this section).

User: “Save.”.

User: “Name Tag” (give name tag).

Voice output: “Please, repeat the name tag to confirm.”.

User: “Name Tag”.

Voice output: “Saving the name tag.”.

Deleting a Name Tag

The “Delete” command is used to delete a previously saved name tag.

Available commands:
• “Yes”
• “No”
• “Help”
• “Cancel”

Listening to Stored Name Tags

The “Directory” command is used to listen to all stored name tags.

Available commands:

• “Call”: the telephone number of the voice tag last read aloud is selected.

• “Delete”: the entry of the voice tag last read aloud is deleted.

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