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    Maximum Bitrate knubile's Avatar
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    Entering an address while in motion

    I know the purpose for disabling the keyboard while in motion is safety, but there must be a way to allow a passenger to do whatever they want while the car is in motion.

    There's nothing worse the being on the highway and having to wait too stop before a reroute can be entered, or a song searched for.

    I understand the safety concern, but shouldn't this be "user be careful" territory.
    Perhaps a "i'm not dumb" checkbox in the options?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knubile
    Perhaps a "i'm not dumb" checkbox in the options?
    Or better yet a "I'm not driving the vehicle" button.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Well, He asked for it. WebDog's Avatar
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    i think you need to set testmode...
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    I agree it would be nice to be able to turn OFF safety somehow by a passenger, without shutting down, changing the command line parameter and restarting...

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    I second this request. I believe all the safety features should be the same as they are now except for not allowing the user to enter addresses for GPS.

    -twantrd

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    yeah, my alpine navigation gives a warning to not operate the unit while driving.... click ok then do what you gotta do.. if I had to really stop each time I needed to enter an address I'd want to throw it out the window

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    my alpine navigation gives a warning to not operate the unit while driving.... click ok then do what you gotta do..
    I like that a lot. It can prompt when you select address. Confirm you're not driving. Select "ya ya", and then it would go to the keyboard screen.

    I think twantrd is right. Everything else is tip top for safety features.

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    the only drawback to alpines aproach is it assumes you are stopped when you say yes, so after you enter an address while on the expressway it assumes you aren't on the expressway & tries to route you as if you were on an adjacent street.... it takes a little while for it to get oriented & sometimes it reroutes a few times before it get's it right as far as your heading & actual road your on.... the alpine does this quickly though & it's not that bad....

    there has to be a better solution than actually stopping.... maybe a drivers mode & a passengers mode like co-pilot used to have....

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    right. In this solution, at no point do you have to stop. In fact, the passenger is asked only if the car is moving. Otherwise, there isn't a safety concern and you are taken straight to the keyboard.

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    I will say one thing though, the alpine's inputs are all with a very intuative remote that is easy to operate while driving.... if you had to do this with an onscreen keyboard make sure you keep a spare nose for your car somewhere & sit back, cause those airbags pack a good punch..

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