Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Groveland, California, USA
The NAVI system, as nice as it is, sometimesmakes me nuts.
FIRST SUGGESTION: You should be able to view the map screen without having to remember to acknowledge the legal message before riding away. My suggestion is to slightly modify the Navi actuation procedure to allow access to the basic handlebar controlfunctions without having to be stopped. To access the map, tap the “NAVI” Display button a second time to turn on the map whether you are moving or not (second tap would serve the purpose ofacknowledging the legal warning). Put up a short message after the first tap instead of the "illegal procedure" message you now get. If you can safely read that message while riding, then you should be able to safely acknowledge a short message saying "tap again to acknowledge this message"). This should be OK liability-wise as you are still restricting operation to existinghandlebar functions (zoom and push-for-voice); keep the“ENT” button for remaining menu functions.
SECOND SUGGESTION: If you have the NAVI Audio (the voice) turned OFF, you should not have to suffer musicattenuation every time theunit recalculates, goes into a dead spot, or simply gives you instructions. Make the system work like any Honda car: You turn the voice off, and the music doesn't attenuate when a message comes up on the NAVI. This can be really disturbing when you choose to ignore a route instruction (like if you ignore the command to turn leftwhen no suchleft turn exists). The music attenuates about every 30 seconds as the silent voice screams "make a U-turn if possible."
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