I highly suggest he spend some time reading the thick Navigation System Owner's Manual, and particularly to go through the setup/quick start guide.newpriusspouse said:My spouse just bought an 04 with package 9 and he's complaining that the navigation system will not work to find an address at all. It cannot find the city of Los Angeles. Can't find streets. Now it works great for just tracking where you are driving. He says he can find east coast cities - it is possible he has the wrong CD?
Well, my house is an example of an error. It appears to be off by about a half block. 1987 is what the street number should be according to the GPS, but the actual address is 1929. The really interesting thing is that the STAR indicated for my street address in MapQuest is exactly the spot where the Prius thinks my house should be located. I have also rented a car a few years ago that had a Magellan system and it also thought my house should be about a half a block away. I am starting to think that the house numbers on my street might be incorrect! Seriously, I am sure all of the data originates from the same place and some of it is just not correct.GrnDrvr03 said:Has anybody noticed a disrepancy between a true street address
and the address that the Nav. System indicates ?. :x
The interesting part is that, even at 1/32 zoom, the street and
cross-street locations appear just right.
(The Nav. DVD is rev. 2.1)
My street is 1 block long with about 7 houses on each side. It thinks my house is at the complete other end of the street (I'm on a corner).DLJ said:The longer the street is the more likely the error will be evident.
newpriusspouse said:Thank you, m, he figured it out this morning. He said that it wasn't in his navigation quick start up manual so that threw him (you have to set this or it won't function - it was set for Penn). But after going through the thicker manual... <blush>. Now I need to locate the best cell provider in So. Cal that can also handle bluetooth (just found out Verizon cannot). I read here about the model of phone, just need the provider.
I too have been very impressed with this feature. Around here, where I know reasons for going ways that the NAV might not know, all I have to do is take my chosen turn off its route, and it adjusts automagically.One thing I like about the voice NAV is that it adapts on the fly to you not following its route. If you go a different way (usually there are alternatives), it smoothly changes the route to work from where you are at the moment. This is truly useful, as it covers you if you make a wrong turn, or hit a 'no left turn allowed' in the city, or miss your freeway exit.