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Map – Direction of Travel (Implemented)

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Description

Button to switch primary map orientation between the direction of travel or oriented north.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Most (all?) competitive navigation systems provide this option.

Status

Available with version 5.0+ software.



Category: Tags: entered 2-Dec-2012
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10 Comments

OMG, so I will see it sideways?
Has to be coming soon...
If you have a route programmed, it would show up with direction of travel on the left side of the dash and the 17" remains in North up.
Actually I'm fine with Google maps pointing north as long as the display next to the ODO points to my direction of travel.
I prefer to have the choice to either point north or in direction of travel. But I don't think it's much of a problem to let the user choose. I'm also fine with the current version and consider the feature as nice to have.
Agree they should offer direction of travel up... and bigger fonts for street names on map!
This is the only car I've owned with Navi that doesn't allow the map to point in direction of travel.  I know the Navi screen on the dash shows direction of travel but I use the monitor map with high level of zoom in to see street names.  Travel directions is important for me.  Also moving the next turn box on the monitor from upper left, when direction of travel is north, would be very helpful to be able to scan traffic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60vcEfQMetk

Better maps!!!
will be available in 5.0 when released.  cars shipping from factory have this, now.