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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 07:38 PM
 
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Just to be clear, Like Grebe, I usually have someone in the car with me to enter the navigation directives. The big deal about pulling over is that it can be dangerous. You have to pick a wide enough shoulder...even then people start panicking and overcompensate to avoid you. The last time I stopped on the shoulder, simply to change drivers, a police officer pulled behind us and turned on his lights. He was just checking to make sure everything was alright, which I appreciated, but it was embarrasing none-the-less.

If the screen was turned 20 degrees or more to the driver I would definitely agree to grey out certain features while in motion. The fact is that it's dead center, and I think the design was intentional so that both driver and front seat passenger could use the controls. I just discovered the lockpick 3, and I'll probably be installing that. Don't worry...I promise to keep my eyes on the road!
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Our Honda Odyssey allows use of the nav system while driving, and it is really handy. As mentioned , the passenger can certainly use it without any safety implications. Toyota should give us the choice. I have seen a gadget that plugs into the rear of the nav unit on the Toyotas that allow operation while driving. It was advertised in regular car magazines. If I end up with a Toyota, my nav unit will have one!
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They should have used the seat sensor (used for air bags or seat belt warning lights) and allow operation if there is a passenger in the seat.

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They should have used the seat sensor (used for air bags or seat belt warning lights) and allow operation if there is a passenger in the seat.
That wouldn't prevent the driver from using it though.. you assume the passenger is doing it, but what if its just a sack of rice sitting there that you're using to override the system? Safety first.. besides, if you pull over, it won't take but a minute to enter anything.

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I have another related question for this thread...

Do any onboard NAVigation systems allow manual entries while the car is in motion? -- you know, like those 'non-Prius' and 'non-Toyota' cars.
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Do any onboard NAVigation systems allow manual entries while the car is in motion? -- you know, like those 'non-Prius' and 'non-Toyota' cars.
I was in the passenger seat of my mom's 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid and could play all I wanted with the NAV. Once you agree to not be distracted, it seems to be fully available. Not sure if my being in the passenger seat enabled full access, though...
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So what's the big deal about pulling over for a minute and entering info.? If you're really in that big a rush, you didn't start your drive soon enough.
Not EVERYWHERE is it possible, or safe to pull over and stop. Probably those very situations are when you might need NAV guideance the most.

Up here where I live, miles and miles of 1 1/2 lane blacktop roads with no shoulder - it can be 20 miles or more before a good pull-off can be located. And I can just imagine being stuck in that mess down in the Bay area (where the overpass collapsed), stuck in rush hour traffic trying to safely pull over and stop.

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Not to contradict what you are saying as I agree with most of it, but if you are stuck in rushour traffic, then you are probably driving slow enough or even stopped on occasion where you can operate the NAV without needing to pull over.
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I have another related question for this thread...

Do any onboard NAVigation systems allow manual entries while the car is in motion? -- you know, like those 'non-Prius' and 'non-Toyota' cars.
Sure. Both my BMWs do. They don't disable anything. My Corvette disables though.
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We have a 2007 Prius and a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The Honda navigation system works while you are driving. It's great because your passenger can search for places along a trip while you are driving. On my last trip with the Prius we were lost in a city, and the area was too dark and unsafe to pull over and park, and we couldn't use the navigation system until we drove to another area of the city where we could park.
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