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At the risk of asking a question that has been asked before (and asking one that will make me appear lazy in that I can't get through the manuals without falling asleep).... here goes:

I'd like to be able to use the navigation system while driving (i.e. be able to type in addresses and such while the car is moving). Of course, if the driver does that, it's super unsafe, and I would never consider that an option. But 90% of the time, I have a passenger in the car (or I am the passenger) and I wish so much that the driver didn't have to pull over in order for me to type in our next destination.

Is there away to turn off that "feature" of some options being greyed out? I have browsed the manuals and haven't hit on anything, but that's not saying much. I searched the archives too, but didn't see anything.

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Default It would be nice if Toyota let passenger enter NAV or phone

I concur with grebe. It's a pain that my passenger is locked out of entering a NAV destination or dialing a phone number whenever the vehicle is moving.

At the risk of sounding libertarian, I wish Toyota would let us sign a liability release, and then use our NAV and phone as we wish. I'm also tired of having to agree to the NAV warning every single time I start the car. And because the NAV doesn't support voice-activated dialing (which it clearly could, as my phone itself does) I must resort to even riskier dialing from the phone itself if moving.

If Toyota wants to lock this out, it should have broader voice-activated controls for things locked out.

Does anyone know of a way to disable that warning, or to get the display to allow passenger input?

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Any word on if this "safety feature" has a disable setting in the '07 model? It seems very short sited of Toyota to lock out both the driver AND the passenger. At a minimum, the same weight used to determine passenger AIRBAG ON could be used to determine feature availability while the car is in motion. What's the point of POI categories if you can't find ATMs or particular restaurants on a highway roadtrip?

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Any word on if this "safety feature" has a disable setting in the '07 model? It seems very short sited of Toyota to lock out both the driver AND the passenger. At a minimum, the same weight used to determine passenger AIRBAG ON could be used to determine feature availability while the car is in motion. What's the point of POI categories if you can't find ATMs or particular restaurants on a highway roadtrip?

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There was talk of possibly getting code (loading.kwi) from another Toyota model with same resolution that allows the override easter egg, and Prius data over on PriusChat. Don't know if that was successful or not.
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Any word on if this "safety feature" has a disable setting in the '07 model? It seems very short sited of Toyota to lock out both the driver AND the passenger. At a minimum, the same weight used to determine passenger AIRBAG ON could be used to determine feature availability while the car is in motion. What's the point of POI categories if you can't find ATMs or particular restaurants on a highway roadtrip?

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Thanks for the replies. Being an owner for less than a week now I'm not quite ready to start hacking it....yet. I guess I'll keep on relying on Interstate road signs, or pull over for a minute if I find a safe place.

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If you're going to the same few places (home, work, etc.) you can save them as memory points and make them one of the 5-6 (I can't remember how many) main points you can access at the bottom of the "Destination" screen. No matter where I have gone for lunch or have wandered off to, I can select one of these points at anytime while "inputting" would normally be unavailable.

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Seems to me that enabling 'typing in' information to the NAV system would be even worse than dialing your cellphone and talking while driving. I believe Toyota is just right to disable entering info into the NAV while the Prius is in motion. To enter info., you must divert your attention away from the road and go through several layers of menus... just doesn't make sense. 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. If you will take a look at this link (the Lexus NAV online DVD), you will note that some NAV commands can be accomplished by voice. This is the same NAV system as the Prius, only the dash buttons are different on the Prius.

http://www.lexus.com/lexus-share/demos/ ... s_nav.html

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Seems to me that enabling 'typing in' information to the NAV system would be even worse than dialing your cellphone and talking while driving. I believe Toyota is just right to disable entering info into the NAV while the Prius is in motion. To enter info., you must divert your attention away from the road and go through several layers of menus... just doesn't make sense. 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. If you will take a look at this link (the Lexus NAV online DVD), you will note that some NAV commands can be accomplished by voice. This is the same NAV system as the Prius, only the dash buttons are different on the Prius.

http://www.lexus.com/lexus-share/demos/ ... s_nav.html

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