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Audio Mute During Nav Instructions

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Description

When the Navigation system provides turn-by-turn voice instructions, mute the audio so it is easier to hear.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Other manufactures do mute the sound when the navigation instructions occur.

Status

Unknown.

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Category: Tags: entered 5-Oct-2015

3 Comments

It does this - it fades the volume and mutes half the stereo so you can hear the voice stand out

you may also need to increase the volume of the navigation slightly, to match the volume you like to set your music to.
I have the volume of nav all the way up! Still can't here it even with stereo only at 6.  It needs to totally mute the stereo while giving turn by turn.
I agree that the nav system does "something" to the audio sound level, when the navigation system is providing verbalized driving directions. However, the system is not very effective as the OP is describing. To me it appears that the sound level of the front left speaker (closest to the driver) is reduced when the verbalized directions are issued. I believe this mechanization was implemented to adress the verbal driving directions to the driver, and not to disturb the rest of the cabin. This does not work effectively because the audio level is still fairly high, compared to the voice level from a single speaker!

I recommend that the system partly mutes the audio of the soundsystem in all speakers when verbal driving instructions are issued. Furthermore, the user should be allowed to control the amount of muting all the way from the normal volume setting of the sound system to completely muted. With this implementation I believe the navigation system volume would work more effectively