The car doesn’t like me. Or at least the Uconnect voice recognition (VR) system is toying with me. I do speak the Queen’s English (or at least a dialect spoken by one of her humble servants) so why am I having this problem? Watch and please sympathise:
Now I realise, just because the name of my nationality (English) matches the language I speak, that I shouldn’t get special treatment from the car. But it just didn’t occur to me that there wouldn’t be a British English setting. My phone has one, surely the car would? Of course it wouldn’t, it’s a Dodge: a brand barely heard of in the UK.
Doing hammy impressions of the locals does trick the VR system into obeying my commands but surely there’s a more elegant solution? Or perhaps Chris and Dodge are two entities separated by a common language. Tah-get.