Alpha-nav multimedia
Multimedia Navigation System
Navigation System
User Manual
For AN5650NV
and AN5700NV
Table of contents
1 Warnings and Safety information ................................................................ 5
2 Getting started .................................................................................................. 6
2.1 Navigation menu................................................................................................ 7
2.2 Buttons and other controls on the screen.......................................................... 8
2.2..1 Using keyboards................................................................................................. 9
2.2.2 Beyond single screen tap .............................................................................. 10
2.3 Map screen ....................................................................................................... 11
2.3.1 Navigating on the map .................................................................................. 11
2.3.2 Position markers ................................................................................................. 13
2.3.2.1 Vehimarker and Lock-on-Road .................................................................... 13
2.3.2.2 Selected map location (Cursor) and selected map object ................................ 13
2.3.3 Objects on the map ....................................................................................... 13
2.3.3.1 Streets and roads ............................ .......................................................... 13
2.3.3.2 Turn preview and Next street ....................................................................... 14
2.3.3.3 Lane information and Signposts.................................................................... 15
2.3.3.4 Junction view ............................................................................................. 15
2.3.3.5 Highway exit services ................................................................................. 16
2.3.3.6 3D object types........................................................................................... 16
2.3.3.7 Elements of the active route ........................................................................ 17
2.3.4 Manipulating the map .................................................................................... 17
2.3.5 Quick menu .................................................................................................. 19
2.3.6 Checking the details of the current position (Where Am I?) ............................. 21
3 On-road navigation .......................................................................................... 23
3.1 Selecting the destination of a route .................................................................. 23
3.1.1 Entering an address or a part of the address .................................................. 23
3.1.1.1 Entering an address (United States) ............................................................. 24
3.1.1.2 Entering an address (Canada) ..................................................................... 24
3.1.1.3 Entering an address (Mexico) ...................................................................... 28
3.1.1.4 Entering an address starting with the street name (in the United States only)..... 31
3.1.1.5 Entering the midpoint of a street as the destination ........................................ 32
3.1.1.6 Selecting an intersection as the destination ................................................... 34
3.1.1.7 Selecting a city/town center as the destination................................................ 35
3.1.1.8 Entering an address with a postal code ........................................................ 36
3.1.1.9 Tips on entering addresses quickly .............................................................. 38
3.1.2 Selecting the destination from the Places of Interest ...................................... 38
3.1.2.1 Quick search for a Place of Interest............................................................... 39
3.1.2.2 Searching for a Place of Interest using preset categories ................................ 40
3.1.2.3 Searching for a Place of Interest by category ................................................ 42
3.1.2.4 Searching for a Place of Interest by name .................................................... 44
3.1.2.5 Selecting nearby assistance from 'Where Am I?' ............................................ 46
3.1.3 Selecting a map location as the destination .................................................... 48
3.1.4 Selecting the destination from your Favorites ................................................. 48
3.1.5 Selecting one of the most likely destinations (Smart History) .......................... 49
3.1.6 Selecting a recent destination from the History ............................................... 50
3.1.7 Entering the coordinate of the destination ...................................................... 51
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3.1.8 Building a route from the list of destinations (Create Route) ............................ 52
3.2 Viewing the entire route on the map ................................................................. 53
3.3 Checking route parameters and accessing route related functions .................. 53
3.4 Modifying the route ........................................................................................... 54
3.4.1 Selecting a new destination when already having a route: New Route,
Waypoint or Final Destination ................................................................................. 54
3.4.2 Setting a new starting position for the route .................................................... 55
3.4.3 Editing the list of destinations (Edit Route) ..................................................... 56
3.4.4 Pausing the active route ................................................................................ 57
3.4.5 Cancelling the active route ............................................................................ 57
3.4.6 Checking route alternatives when planning the route ...................................... 57
3.4.7 Checking route alternatives for an existing route ............................................ 58
3.4.8 Changing the vehicle used in route planning .................................................. 58
3.4.9 Changing the road types used in route planning ............................................. 60
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Saving a location as a Favorite destination ...................................................... 61
Saving a location as an alert point .................................................................... 62
Editing an alert point ......................................................................................... 62
Watching the simulation of the route ................................................................ 63
4 Off-road navigation .......................................................................................... 64
4.1 Selecting the destination of the route ............................................................... 64
4.2 Navigating in off-road mode .............................................................................. 64
5 Reference Guide ............................................................................................... 65
5.1 Concepts ........................................................................................................... 65
5.1.1 Smart Zoom .................................................................................................. 65
5.1.2 Daytime and night color themes ..................................................................... 65
5.1.3 Tunnel view ................................................................................................... 66
5.1.4 Route calculation and recalculation ................................................................ 66
5.1.5 Green routing ................................................................................................ 68
5.1.6 Road safety cameras and other proximity alert points ..................................... 69
5.1.7 Speed limit warning ....................................................................................... 70
5.1.8 GPS position quality indicator and current time .............................................. 70
5.2 'More' menu ....................................................................................................... 71
5.3 Settings menu ................................................................................................... 72
5.3.1 Sound and Warnings ..................................................................................... 74
5.3.2 Customise Quick menu ................................................................................. 76
5.3.3 Traffic settings ............................................................................................... 76
5.3.4 Route settings ............................................................................................... 76
5.3.5 User profiles .................................................................................................. 80
5.3.6 Map settings ................................................................................................. 80
5.3.7 Visual guidance settings ................................................................................ 82
5.3.8 Display settings ............................................................................................. 83
5.3.9 Regional settings ........................................................................................... 84
5.3.10 Trip monitor settings .................................................................................... 84
5.3.11 Log collection settings ................................................................................. 84
6 Glossary .............................................................................................................. 85
7 Copyright note ................................................................................................... 86
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1 Warnings and Safety information
The navigation system helps you find your way to your destination with the built-in GPS
receiver. ALPHA-NAV does not transmit your GPS position; others cannot track you. If
you accept it when first using the application, ALPHA-NAV collects usage information
and GPS logs that may be used for improving the application and the quality and coverage of maps. The data is processed anonymously; no one will be able to track any
personal information. If you change your mind later, you can enable or disable the log
collection in Settings (page 90).
It is important that you look at the display only when it is safe to do so. If you are the
driver of the vehicle, we recommend that you operate ALPHA-NAV before you start your
journey. Plan the route before your departure and stop if you need to change the route.
You must obey the traffic signs and follow the road geometry. If you deviate from the
recommended route, ALPHA-NAV changes the instructions accordingly.
Navigation Audio Options
You can still listen to an audio program while using Navigation. To do so, do the
following:
Select the audio source. The source can be the Radio, iPod, CD/DVD audio or
the audio from either the AUX1 or AUX2 input.
Touch the NAVI button on the front panel to select Navigation. The map will be
shown on the TFT display, and audio will continue to play while you are in the
Navigation mode.
Navigation voice prompts will mute the audio source (except the iPod audio on
the AN5650NV), give the instruction, and then return to the audio source
To adjust a parameter of the audio source while in the navigation mode, (i.e.,
select a different radio station),use your remote control to change radio
stations, fast forward/fast back on CD or iPod audio, or advance from song to
song. See remote control functions in your Alpha-Nav User Manual.
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2 Getting started
ALPHA-NAV navigation is optimised for in-car use. You can use it easily by tapping
the screen buttons and the map with your fingertips.
When using the navigation software for the first time, an initial setup process starts
automatically. Do as follows:
1. The language of the application is taken from the language settings of ALPHA-NAV.
You do not need to select the language.
2. Read the End User Licence Agreement. Tap
to continue
3. You are now asked whether you allow the software to collect usage information and
GPS logs that may be used for improving the application and the quality and coveage
of maps. Tap
to allow the anonymous statistics or disable this function.
Later you can turn them on or off individually in Log collection settings (page 84).
4. The Configuration wizard starts. Tap
to continue
.
5. Select the language and speaker used for voice guidance messages. Later you can
change it in Sound and Warnings settings (page 74).
6. If needed, modify the time format and unit settings. Later you can change them in
Regional settings (page 84)
.
7. If needed, modify the default route planning options. Later you can change them in
Route settings (page 76).
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8. The initial setup is now complete. The Configuration wizard can be restarted later
from the Settings menu (page 72).
After the initial setup, the Navigation menu appears and you can start using ALPHANAV navigation.
2.1 Navigation menu
You can reach all parts of ALPHA-NAV navigation from the Navigation menu.
You have the following options:
• Tap
to select your destination by entering an address or selecting
a place of interest, a location on the map or one of your Favourite destinations. You
can also look up your recent destinations from the Smart History, enter a coordinate
or use the location saved in a photo.
• Tap
to display the route parameters and the route in its full length
on the map. You can also perform route-related actions such as editing or cancelling
your route, setting a start point for the route, picking route alternatives, avoiding parts
of the route, simulating navigation or adding the destination to your Favorites.
• Tap
to customise the way the navigation software works, to
simulate demo routes or to run some additional applications.
• Tap
to start navigating on the map. The button itself is a miniature
live map that shows your current position, the recommended route and the surrounding map area. Tap the button to enlarge the map to the full screen.
• Tap
to stop navigation and exit the software.
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2.2 Buttons and other controls on the screen
When you are using ALPHA-NAV navigation, you usually tap buttons on the touch
screen.
You only need to confirm selections or changes if the application needs to restart, it
needs to perform a major reconfiguration, or you are about to lose some of your data or
settings.Otherwise, ALPHA-NAV navigation saves your selections and applies the new
settings without confirmation as soon as you use the controls.
Type
Example
Discription
How to use it
Button
Tap it to initiate a
function, to open a
new screen, or to set a
parameter.
Tap it once.
Button
with value
Some buttons display
the current value of a
field or setting. Tap
the button to change
the value. After the
change, the new value
is shown on thebutton.
Tap it once.
Icon
Shows status information
When you need to
select from several
options, they appear in a
list.
List
Radio
Button
Switch
When there are only a
few choices, radio
buttons may be used
instead of lists. Only one
value can be selected.
When there are only
two choices, a checkmark
shows whether the feature
is enabled.
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Some icons also
function as a button.
Tap them once
Grab the list anywhere and slide your
finger up or down.
Alternatively move
between pages with
the
and
buttons and tap the
value that you want.
Tap one of the
buttons to select a
new value
Tap it to turn the
switch on or off
When a feature can be
set to different values
in a range, ALPHANAV
navigation shows an
indicator on a gauge
that displays and sets
the value
Slider
Alphabetic and
alphanumeric
keyboards to enter
text and numbers.
Virtual
Keyboard
• Drag the handle to
move the slider to
its new position.
• Tap the slider
where you want
the handle to
appear; the thumb
jumps there.
Each key is a touch
screen button
2.2.1 Using keyboards
You only need to enter letters or numbers when you cannot avoid it. You can type
with your fingertips on the full-screen keyboards and you can switch between various
keyboard layouts, for example English, Greek or numerical.
Task
Switching to another
keyboard layout, for example
from an English keyboard to a
Greek keyboard
Correcting your entry on the
keyboard
Entering a space, for
example between a first
name and a family name or
in multi-word street names
Entering upper and lower
case letters
Entering numbers and
symbols
Finalising the keyboard
entry (accepting the
suggested search result)
Instruction
Tap the
button and select the new
keyboard layout from the list.
Tap
to remove the unneeded character(s).
Tap and hold the button to delete several characters
or the entire input string.
Tap the
screen.
button at the bottom center of the
When entering a text, the first character appears in
upper case while the rest of the text is in lower case.
Tap
to enter an upper case letter or tap twice to
turn on Caps Lock. Tap again and lower case letters
return.
Tap
to switch to a keyboard offering numeric
and symbol characters
Tap
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Finalising the keyboard
entry (opening the list of
search results)
Finalising the keyboard
entry (saving your input)
Cancelling the keyboard
entry (returning to the
previous screen)
Tap
Tap
Tap
2.2.2 Beyond single screen tap
You usually need to tap the screen only once. However, some useful features can be
accessed with combined touch screen tapping. Those are the following:
Action
Tapping and holding
the screen
Details
Tap and keep pressing the following buttons to reach extra
functions:
• Tap and hold
the Map screen appears.
• Tap and hold any of the
on list and menu screens:
and
buttons on the Map screen: you can rotate, tilt or scale
the map continuously.
• Tap and hold
on keyboard screens: you can delete
several characters quickly.
• Tap and hold
or
pages continuously.
Gestures
(drag&drop)
in long lists: you can scroll
You need to drag and drop the screen only in cases like:
• Moving the handle on a slider.
• Scrolling the list: grab the list anywhere and slide your
finger up or down. Depending on the speed of the sliding,
the list will scroll fast or slow, only a bit or till the end.
• Moving the map in map browsing mode: grab the map, and
move it in the desired direction.
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2.3 Map screen
2.3.1 Navigating on the map
The Map screen is the most frequently used screen of ALPHA-NAV navigation.
A small live map is displayed on the Navigation menu, as a part of the
button.
To enlarge this small map and open the Map screen, tap
This map shows the current position (the Vehimarker, a blue arrow by default), the
recommended route (an orange line), and the surrounding map area.
When there is no GPS position, the Vehimarker is transparent. It shows your last
known position.
You see colored dots circling around a satellite symbol in the top left corner. The more
green dots you see, the closer you are to get the valid GPS position.
When GPS position is available, the Vehimarker is displayed in full color, now
showing your current position.
There are screen buttons and data fields on the screen to help you navigate. During
navigation, the screen shows route information.
By default, only one data field is displayed in the bottom right corner. Tap this field to
see all route data fields. Tap any of the data fields to suppress others and display only
the selected one.
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The data fields are different when you are navigating an active route and when you
have no specified destination (the orange line is not displayed).
Default data fields when cruising without a destination (tap and hold any of the fields
to change its value):
Field
Description
Shows your current speed given by the GPS receiver.
Shows the speed limit of the current road if the map contains
it.
Shows the current time corrected with time zone offset. The
accurate time comes from the GPS satellites, and the time
zone information comes from the map or it can be set
manually in Regional settings
.
(The current time is always displayed in the top left corner of
menu screens.)
Default data fields when navigating a route (tap and hold any of the fields to change
its value):
Shows the distance you need to travel on the route before
reaching your final destination.
Shows the time needed to reach the final destination of
the route based on information available for the remaining
segments of the route.
The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams and
other possible delays.
Shows the estimated arrival time at the final destination of
the route based on information available for the remaining
segments of the route.
The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams and
other possible delays.
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2.3.2 Position markers
2.3.2.1 Vehimarker and Lock-on-Road
When your GPS position is available, ALPHA-NAV navigation marks your current
position with the Vehimarker. By default, this marker is a blue arrow, but you can
change this icon in Settings.
When on-road navigation is selected, the Vehimarker may not show your exact GPS
position and heading. If roads are near, it is aligned to the nearest road to suppress
GPS position errors, and the direction of the icon is aligned to the direction of the
road.
If you select off-road navigation: The Vehimarker is at your exact GPS position. The
direction of the icon shows your current heading.
2.3.2.2 Selected map location (Cursor) and selected map object
You can mark a map location in the following ways:
• Tap the map when navigating,
• Tap the map when you are asked to confirm the destination at the end of a search,
or
• Tap the map in Find on Map (page 48)
When a map location is selected, the Cursor appears at the selected point on the
map. The
Cursor is displayed with a radiating red dot (
) to make it visible at all zoom levels.
The location of the Cursor can be used as the destination of the route, a new alert
point, you can search for Places around it, or you can save this location as one of
your Favourite destinations.
You can also select some of the objects on the map. If you tap the map at the icon of
a Place of Interest or an alert point, the object will be selected (you see a red circling
border around the object), and you can get information about this object or use it as a
route point.
2.3.3 Objects on the map
2.3.3.1 Streets and roads
ALPHA-NAV navigation shows the streets in a way that is similar to how the paper
road maps show them. Their width and colors correspond to their importance: you can
easily tell a highway from a small street.
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2.3.3.2 Turn preview and Next street
When navigating a route, the top section of the Map screen shows information about
the next route event (maneuver) and the next street or the next city/town.
There is a field in the top left corner that displays the next maneuver. Both the type of
the event (turn, roundabout, exiting highway, etc.) and its distance from the current
position are displayed.
A smaller icon shows the type of the second next maneuver if it is near the first one.
Otherwise, only the next maneuver is displayed.
Most of these icons are very intuitive. The following table lists some of the frequently
shown route events. The same symbols are used in both fields:
Icon
Description
Turn Left
Turn right
Turn back
Bear right
Turn sharp Left
Keep Left
Continue straight at the intersection
Go left on the roundabout, 3rd exit
(next maneuver).
Enter roundabout (second next
maneuver).
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Enter highway
Exit highway
Board ferry
Leave ferry
Approaching a waypoint
Approaching the destination
2.3.3.3 Lane information and Signposts
When navigating on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in
order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map
data, ALPHA-NAV navigation displays the lanes and their directions using small
arrows at the bottom of the map. Highlighted arrows represent the lanes you need to
take.
Where additional information is available, highway signs substitute for arrows.
Highway signs are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the highway
signs are similar to the real ones you can see above road or by the roadside. They
show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
All highway signs look similar when cruising (when there is no recommended route).
When navigating a route, only the highway sign that points to the lane(s) to be taken
is displayed in vivid colors; all others are darker.
If you want to hide the currently displayed highway signs, tap any of them and the
normal Map screen returns until new highway sign information is received.
2.3.3.4 Junction view
If you are approaching a highway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need
to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present if information is
available.
If you want to hide the currently displayed junction, tap the picture and the Map
screen returns.
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2.3.3.5 Highway exit services
You may need a gas station or a restaurant during your journey. This feature displays
a new button on the map when you are driving on highways.
Tap this button to open a panel with the details of the next few exits or service
stations.
Tap any of them to display it on the map and add it as a waypoint to your route if
needed. If you want to display other types of Places for the exits, you can change the
icons in Visual Guidance settings (page 82).
2.3.3.6 3D object types
ALPHA-NAV nvigation supports the following 3D object types:
Type
3D terrain
Elevated roads
Description
3D terrain map data shows changes in terrain, elevations or
depressions in the land when you view the map in 2D, and
use it to plot the route map in 3D when you navigate. Hills
and mountains are shown in the background of the 3D map,
and illustrated by color and shading on the 2D map.
Complex intersections and vertically isolated roads (such as
overpasses or bridges) are displayed in 3D.
3D landmarks
Landmarks are 3D artistic or block representations of
prominent or well known objects.
3D buildings
3D block representation of full city building data containing
actual building size and position on the map.
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2.3.3.7 Elements of the active route
ALPHA-NAV navigation shows the route in the following way:
Symbol
Name
Current GPS position
and Start point
Discription
Your current position displayed on the map. If
roads are near, it is aligned to the nearest road.
Normally if GPS position is available, the route
starts from the current position. If there is no valid
GPS position, ALPHA-NAV navigation uses the
last known position as the start point.
Waypoint (intermediate An intermediate destination of the route before
destination)
reaching the final destination.
Destination (end point) The final destination of the route.
Route color
The route always stands out with its color on the
map, both in daytime and in night color mode.
Streets and roads that You can choose whether you want to use or
are excluded from the avoid certain road types (page 76). However,
navigation
when ALPHA-NAV navigation cannot avoid such
roads, the route will include them and it will show
them in a color that is different from the route
color.
2.3.4 Manipulating the map
Tap the map anywhere to browse it during navigation. The map stops following the
current position (the Vehimarker, a blue arrow by default, is not locked in a fix position
on the screen any more) and control buttons appear to help you modify the map view.
Action
Buttons(s)
Discription
Moving the
No buttons
map with Drag
&Drop
You can move the map in any direction: tap
and hold the map, and move your finger
towards the direction you want to move the map.
Tilting up and
down
Changes the vertical view angle of the map in
3D mode.
Tap the button once to modify the view in large
steps, or tap and hold the button to modify it
continuously and smoothly
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Zooming in and
out
Changes how much of the map is displayed on
the screen.
ALPHA-NAV navigation uses high-quality vector
maps that let you examine the map at various
zoom levels, always with optimised content. It
always displays street names and other text with
the same font size, never upside-down, and you
only see the streets and objects that you need.
Map scaling has a limit in 3D map view mode.
If you zoom out further, the map switches to
2D view mode.
Tap the button once to modify the view in large
steps, or tap and hold the button to modify it
continuously and smoothly.
Rotating left or
right
2D or 3D view
Compass in 2D
map view
mode
Compass in 3D
map view
mode
Location
information
return to
normal
navigation
Additional
options
Select
destination
Changes the horizontal view angle of the map.
Tap the button once to modify the view in large
steps, or tap and hold the button to modify it
continuously and smoothly.
Tap this button to switch between the 3D
perspective and 2D top-down map view
modes.
The direction of the compass shows North.
Tap the button to switch to North-up view, and
then tap again to rotate the map in the
previous direction
The direction of the compass shows North.
Tap the button to switch to North-up view, and
then tap again to rotate the map in the
previous direction.
Tap this button to open a new screen with
information about the selected map point, the
Cursor
Tap this button to move the map back to follow
the current GPS position. Automatic map
rotation is also re-enabled.
The map manipulation buttons disappear and
navigation continues.
Tap this button to open a list of additional
features like saving the Cursor as a Favorite
destination, or searching for Places around the
Cursor.
Tap this button to select the Cursor as a new
destination. The route is automatically
calculated.
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2.3.5 Quick menu
The Quick menu is a selection of controls and functions that are frequently needed
during navigation. It can be opened directly from the Map screen by tapping
The menu will close after a few seconds of inactivity or if you tap
The menu will also close if you initiate simple controls like muting the device. In other
cases tapping a button will open a new screen with options.
Most of these functions are shortcuts. They are accessible from the menu system.
There are more functions available than the number of buttons in the menu. In
Settings, you can choose the function of each button (page 76). The following options
are available:
Button
Description
Shortcut for
Master volume This slider adjusts the sound volume of the
control
device. All sounds of the application are
affected.
More / Settings /
Sound and Warnings
/ Volume / Master
slider
This switch mutes all sounds of the device. Tap More / Settings /
again to re-enable sounds.
Sound and Warnings
/ Volume / Master
switch
This function lets you search for a Place along Find / Find Places /
your route or around your current location if
Quick Search (page
there is no route calculated.
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This button opens the list of your Favorite
destinations.
Find / Favorite (page
52)
This button opens the History list. You can
select one of your previous destinations
Find / History (page
54)
This button opens the route editing function.
My Route / Edit
Route
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This button opens the route related settings
More / Settings /
Route Settings (page
76)
This button opens the map related settings.
More / Settings /
Map Settings (page
80)
This button opens a special screen with information about the current position and a button
to search for nearby emergency or roadside
assistance. For details, see the next chapter.
This button cancels the route and stops
navigation. The button is replaced with the
next one if waypoints are given.
Tap the Current
Street field on the
Map screen
My Route / Cancel
Route (page 57)
This button skips the next waypoint from the
route.
N/A
This button opens a 2D map scaled and
positioned to show the entire route.
My Route / Overview
(page 53)
This button opens the Visual Guidance settings More / Settings /
screen
Visual Guidance
(page 82)
This button opens the Traffic Summary screen
Tap the Traffic icon in
the Navigation menu
or on the map screen
This button lets you bypass parts of the
recommended route.
My Route /
Avoidances
This button opens the Trip Monitor screen
where you can manage your previously saved
trip logs and track logs.
More / Trip Monitor
(page 71)
This button opens the list of maneuvers (the
itinerary).
Tap the top of the
Map screen during
navigation.
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With this function you can save the active route My Route / More /
for later use.
Save Route
With this function you can replace the active
route with a previously saved route.
My Route / More /
Load Route
With this function you can search for Places of
Interest in various different ways.
Find / Find Places
(page 39)
This button opens the Map screen and starts
simulating the active route.
My Route / More /
Simulate Navigation
(page 63)
This button opens the GPS Information screen
with satellite position and signal strength
information.
Tap the top of the
Map screen when
there is no GPS
reception
More / Settings /
Route (page 76)
This button opens the parameters of the
selected Vehicle profile.
2.3.6 Checking the details of the current position (Where Am I?)
This screen contains information about the current position (or about the last known
position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for useful Places
nearby.
You can access this screen from the map in one of the following ways:
• If the current street is displayed below the Vehimarker (the current position on the
map), tap it to open the Where Am I? screen.
• Open the Quick menu and tap the
button.
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Information on this screen:
•
Latitude and Longitude (coordinate of the current position in WGS84
format).
•
Altitude (elevation information coming from the GPS receiver - often
inaccurate).
•
House number on the left.
•
House number on the right.
• In the middle of the screen you can see whether the position is current, or the time
left since it was last updated.
• Address details (when available) of the current position are also displayed at the
bottom.
You can also perform some actions on this screen:
Tap
to save the current position as a Favorite destination.
You can also search for assistance near your current position. Tap
open a new screen for the Quick search:
to
The following services can be searched around the current position or the last known
position:
•
Car repair and roadside assistance services
•
Police stations
•
Medical and emergency services
•
Gas stations
Tap any of the buttons, select a Place from the list, and navigate to it.
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3 On-road navigation
When first started, ALPHA-NAV navigation calculates routes using the road network of
the high quality vector maps provided with the product.
You can set up your route in different ways:
• If you need a route for immediate navigation, you can select the destination and
start navigating to it right away (normal navigation).
• You can also plan a route independently of your current GPS position or even
without GPS reception (to achieve this, you need to turn off the GPS receiver and
set a new starting point in My Route / Edit Route by tapping the flag icon at the
current position).
You can plan routes with multiple destinations. Select the first destination. Then select
a second destination and add it to your route to create a multi-point route. You can
add as many destinations to your route as you like.
You can also use ALPHA-NAV navigation for off-road navigation. For details, see
page 64.
3.1 Selecting the destination of a route
ALPHA-NAV navigation offers you several ways of choosing your destination:
• Enter a full address or a part of an address, for example a street name without a
house number or the names of two intersecting streets (page 23).
• Enter an address with postal code (page 36). This way you do not need to select
the name of the city/town and the search for street names might be faster as well.
• Use a built-in Place of Interest as your destination (page 39).
• Select a location on the map with the Find on Map feature (page 48).
• Use a previously saved Favourite destination (page 48).
• Select a location from the History of previously used destinations (page 50).
• Enter the coordinate of the destination (page 51).
3.1.1 Entering an address or a part of the address
If you know at least a part of the address, it is the quickest way to select the
destination of the route.
Using the same screen, you can find an address by entering:
• the exact address, including house number
• the center of a city/town
• an intersection
• the midpoint of a street
• any of the above, starting the search with the postal code (page 38)
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3.1.1.1 Entering an address (United States)
To enter an address as the destination, do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. By default, ALPHA-NAV navigation proposes the country and state where you are.
If needed, tap
enter the first few letters of the destination country or
state on the keyboard, and select one from the list. If you select a country without a
state, you can search for a city/town in all its states.
4. Select a new city/town:
a. Tap
The city/town of your current location is offered by default. For
a local search, tap
to accept it, otherwise continue with entering the
destination city/town name.
b. Start entering the name of the city/town on the keyboard.
c. Find the city/town you need:
• The most likely city/town name is always shown in the input field. To
accept it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the city/town from the list.
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. Select
5. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
Select
6. Enter the house number:
a. Tap
b. Enter the house number on the keyboard. (To enter letters, tap
).
c. Tap
to finish entering the address. (If the entered house number
cannot be found, the midpoint of the street is selected as the destination.)
7. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
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) appears at the
8. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
Tip! If you know that you will use this destination frequently, before tapping
to confirm the destination, put it on the list of your Favorites
first: tap
then
, give a
name for the new Favorite, and tap
to save the location.
The map with the destination returns automatically. Now you can start your
journey.
3.1.1.2 Entering an address (Canada)
To enter an address as the destination, do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
to return to the Navigation menu.
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. By default, ALPHA-NAV proposes the country, state and city/town where you are. If
needed, tap
, enter the first few letters of the destination country or
state on the keyboard, and select one from the list. If you select a country without a
state, you can search for a city/town in all its states.
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4. If needed, select a new city/town:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the name of the city/town on the keyboard.
c. Find the city/town you need:
• The most likely city/town name is always shown in the input field. To
accept it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the city/town from the list.
). Select
5. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
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). Select
6. Enter the house number:
a. Tap
b. Enter the house number on the keyboard. (To enter letters, tap
).
c. Tap
to finish entering the address. (If the entered house
number cannot be found, the midpoint of the street is selected as the
destination.)
7. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
8. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or
to modify route
tap and start your journey.
3.1.1.3 Entering an address (Mexico)
To enter an address as the destination, do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
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3. By default, ALPHA-NAV navigation proposes the country and city/town where you
are. If needed,
tap
, enter the first few letters of the country name on the
keyboard, and select one country from the list of results.
4. If needed, select a new city/town:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the name of the city/town on the keyboard.
c. Find the city/town you need:
• The most likely city/town name is always shown in the input field. To
accept it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the city/town from the list.
). Select
5. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
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). Select
6. Enter the house number:
a. Tap
b. Enter the house number on the keyboard. (To enter letters, tap
).
c. Tap
to finish entering the address. (If the entered house
number cannot be found, the midpoint of the street is selected as the
destination.)
7. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
8. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
and start your journey.
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to modify route
3.1.1.4 Entering an address starting with the street name (in the United States
only)
You can leave the city/town name empty and start the search with the street name.
This way you can search in all streets of a state. Do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. By default, ALPHA-NAV navigation proposes the country and state where you are.
If needed, tap the button with the name of the country, enter the first few letters of the
destination country or state on the keyboard, and select a country and state from the
list. If you select the country without a state, this function cannot work.
4. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
). Select
5. Enter the house number:
a. Tap
b. Enter the house number on the keyboard. (To enter letters, tap
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)
c. Tap
to finish entering the address. (If the entered house
number cannot be found, the midpoint of the street is selected as the
destination.)
6. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
7. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.1.5 Entering the midpoint of a street as the destination
You can navigate to the midpoint of a street if the house number is not available:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Select the country, state and city/town as described earlier (page 24).
4. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
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• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
5. Instead of entering the house number, tap
street is selected as the destination.
). Select
The midpoint of the
6. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
7. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
and start your journey.
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to modify route
3.1.1.6 Selecting an intersection as the destination
To enter an address as the destination, do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Select the country, state and city/town as described earlier (page 24).
4. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
). Select
5. Enter the intersecting street name:
1. Tap
• If only a few intersecting streets exist, their list appears immediately.
• In case of a longer street, the keyboard screen appears. Start entering
the name of the intersecting street on the keyboard. As soon as the street
names that match the entered string can be shown on one screen, their
list appears automatically. Select from the list
6. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination
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) appears at the
7. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.1.7 Selecting a city/town center as the destination
The city/town center is not the geometric center of the city/town but an arbitrary point
the map creators have chosen. In cities and towns, it is usually the most important
intersection; in larger cities, it is one of the important intersections.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Select the country and state as described earlier (page 24).
4. Select the destination city/town:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the name of the city/town on the keyboard.
c. Find the city/town you need:
• The most likely city/town name is always shown in the input field. To
accept it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the city/town from the list.
5. Instead of entering the street name, tap
). Select
. This way the center of
the displayed city/town becomes the destination of the route.
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6. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
7. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.1.8 Entering an address with a postal code
All of the above address searching possibilities can be performed with entering the
postal code instead of the city/town name. Find below an example with a full address:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Select the country and state as described earlier (page 24).
4. Enter a new city/town using its postal code:
a. Tap
b. Tap
to open the numeric keypad.
c. Start entering the postal code.
d. Find the city/town you need:
• The most likely postal code is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired number does not show up, open the list of results by
tapping
. Select the postal code from the list.
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5. Enter the street name:
a. Tap
b. Start entering the street name on the keyboard.
c. Find the street you need:
• The most likely street name is always shown in the input field. To accept
it, tap
• If the desired name does not show up, the names that match the string
appear in a list after entering a couple of characters (to open the list of
results before it appears automatically, tap
the street from the list.
). Select
6. Enter the house number:
a. Tap
b. Enter the house number on the keyboard. (To enter letters, tap
).
c. Tap
to finish entering the address. (If the entered house
number cannot be found, the midpoint of the street is selected as the
destination.)
7. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
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) appears at the
8. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.1.9 Tips on entering addresses quickly
• When you are entering the name of a city/town or a street:
• Only those letters are offered on the keyboard that appear in possible search
results. All other characters are greyed out.
• As you are typing, the most likely result is always displayed in the input field. If
the guess is correct, tap
to select it.
• After entering a couple of letters, tap
to list the items that
contain the specified letters.
• You can speed up finding an intersection:
• Search first for the street with a less common or less usual name; fewer letters
are enough to find it.
• If one of the streets is shorter, search for that one first. You can then find the
second one faster.
• You can search for both the type and the name of a road. If the same word
appears in several names, for example in the name of streets, roads and avenues,
you can obtain the result faster if you enter the first letter of the street type: For
example, enter 'PI A' to obtain Pine Avenue and skip all Pine Streets and Pickwick
Roads.
• You can also search in postal codes. As postal codes consist of only a few
characters, this is usually faster than entering the name of the city/town.
3.1.2 Selecting the destination from the Places of Interest
You can select your destination from the Places of Interest included with ALPHA-NAV
navigation.
Using the same screen, you can find a Place in different ways:
• with the Quick search feature, you can quickly find a nearby Place by its name
• with the Preset search feature, you can find frequently searched types of Places
with only a few screen taps
• you can search for a Place by its category
• you can search for a Place by its name
In addition, you can search for special services from the 'Where Am I?' screen.
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3.1.2.1 Quick search for a Place of Interest
The Quick search feature lets you quickly find a Place by its name. The search is
always carried out
• along the recommended route if it exists or
• around your current location if there is no destination given.
1. Start the Quick search function:
• If you are on the Map screen, tap
and then tap
• If you are in the Navigation menu, tap
,
and then
tap
2. Using the keyboard, start entering the name of the Place.
3. After entering a few letters, tap
containing the entered character sequence.
to open the list of Places with names
4. (optional) The Places in the list are ordered by the length of the necessary detour
(when navigating a route) or by their distance from the current position (when no
destination is given). If you need to reorder the list, tap
5. Browse the list if necessary and tap one of the list items. A full screen map appears
with the selected point in the middle. The name and address of the Place is displayed
at the top of the screen.
6. (optional) Tap
to see the details of the selected Place. Tap
to return to the map.
7. If necessary, tap the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor
(
) appears at the new location. Tap
to confirm the
destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
8. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
and start your journey.
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to modify route
3.1.2.2 Searching for a Place of Interest using preset categories
The Preset search feature lets you quickly find the most frequently selected types of
Places.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. The preset search categories appear:
•
• If an active route exists, gas stations are searched along the route.
• If there is no active route (destination is not selected), they are searched
around the current position.
• If the current position is not available either (no GPS signal), they are
searched around the last known position.
•
• If an active route exists, parking lots are searched around the destination
of the route.
• If there is no active route (destination is not selected), they are searched
around the current position.
• If the current position is not available either (no GPS signal), they are
searched around the last known position.
•
• If an active route exists, restaurants are searched along the route.
• If there is no active route (destination is not selected), they are searched
around the current position.
• If the current position is not available either (no GPS signal), they are
searched around the last known position.
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•
• If an active route exists, accommodation is searched around the
destination of the route.
• If there is no active route (destination is not selected), they are searched
around the current position.
• If the current position is not available either (no GPS signal), they are
searched around the last known position.
4. Tap any of the quick search buttons to get an instant list of Places.
5. (optional) The Places in the list are ordered by their distance from the current or
last known position, from the destination or by the length of the necessary detour. If
you need to reorder the list, tap
6. Browse the list if necessary and tap one of the list items. A full screen map appears
with the selected point in the middle. The name and address of the Place is displayed
at the top of the screen.
7. (optional) Tap
to see the details of the selected Place. Tap
to return to the map.
8. If necessary, tap the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor
(
) appears at the new location. Tap
to confirm the
destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
9. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
and start your journey.
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to modify route
3.1.2.3 Searching for a Place of Interest by category
You can search for Places of Interest by their categories and subcategories.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Tap
4. Select the area around which the Place should be searched for:
• Tap
to search around the current position or if it is not
available, around the last know position. (The result list will be ordered by the
distance from this position.)
• Tap
to search for a place within a selected city/town. (The
result list will be ordered by the distance from the center of the selected
city/town.)
• Tap
to search for a place around the destination of the
active route. (The result list will be ordered by the distance from the
destination.)
• Tap
to search along the active route, and not around a
given point. This is useful when you search for a later stopover that results in a
minimal detour only, such as searching for upcoming gas stations or
restaurants. (The result list will be ordered by the length of the necessary
detour.)
5. (optional) If you have selected
select the city/town to search in.
6. Select one of the main Place categories (e.g. Accommodation) or tap
to list all Places around the selected location or along the route.
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7. Select one of the Place subcategories (e.g. Hotel or Motel) or tap
to list all Places in the selected main category around the selected location or along
the route.
8. Sometimes the list of brands in the selected Place subcategory appears. Select
one brand or tap
to list all Places in the selected subcategory around
the selected location or along the route.
9. Finally, the results appear in a list.
10. (optional) The Places in the list are ordered by their distance from the current or
last known position, from the selected city/town, from the destination or by the length
of the necessary detour. If you need to reorder the list, tap
11. Browse the list if necessary and tap one of the list items. A full screen map
appears with the selected point in the middle. The name and address of the Place is
displayed at the top of the screen.
12. (optional) Tap to
to return to the map.
see the details of the selected Place. Tap
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13. If necessary, tap the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor
(
) appears at the new location. Tap
to confirm the
destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
14. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the
entire route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.2.4 Searching for a Place of Interest by name
You can search for Places of Interest by their names. You can search around different
locations or along your route in the whole Place database or in one Place category or
subcategory only.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Tap
4. Select the area around which the Place should be searched for:
• Tap
to search around the current position or if it is not
available, around the last know position. (The result list will be ordered by the
distance from this position.)
• Tap
to search for a place within a selected city/town. (The
result list will be ordered by the distance from the centre of the selected
city/town.)
• Tap
to search for a place around the destination of the
active route. (The result list will be ordered by the distance from the
destination.)
• Tap
to search along the active route, and not around a
given point. This is useful when you search for a later stopover that results in a
minimal detour only, such as searching for upcoming gas stations or
restaurants. (The result list will be ordered by the length of the necessary
detour.)
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5. (optional) If you have selected
, select the city/town to search in.
6. Select one of the main Place categories (e.g. Accommodation) to search in or tap
to search among all Places.
7. Select one of the Place subcategories (e.g. Hotel or Motel) to search in or tap
to search in the selected Place category.
8. Tap
if you have not done it before.
9. Using the keyboard, start entering the name of the Place.
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10. After entering a few letters, tap
to open the list of Places with
names containing the entered character sequence.
11. (optional) The Places in the list are ordered by their distance from the current or
last known position, from the selected city/town, from the destination or by the length
of the necessary detour. If you need to reorder the list, tap
12. Browse the list if necessary and tap one of the list items. A full screen map
appears with the selected point in the middle. The name and address of the Place is
displayed at the top of the screen.
13. (optional) Tap
to see the details of the selected Place. Tap
to return to the map.
14. If necessary, tap the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor
(
) appears at the new location. Tap
to confirm the
destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
15. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the
entire route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.2.5 Selecting nearby assistance from 'Where Am I?'
You can quickly search for nearby assistance from the 'Where Am I?' screen.
1. On the Map screen, tap
to open the Quick menu.
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2. Tap
, and then
3. Preset search categories appear, all for searching around the current position (or
around the last known position if the current position is not available):
•
Car repair and roadside assistance services
•
Medical and emergency services
•
Police stations
•
Gas stations
4. Tap any of the quick search buttons to get an instant list of that type of Places.
5. (optional) The Places in the list are ordered by their distance from the current or
last known position, from the selected city/town, from the destination or by the length
of the necessary detour. If you need to reorder the list, tap
6. Browse the list if necessary and tap one of the list items. A full screen map appears
with the selected point in the middle. The name and address of the Place is displayed
at the top of the screen.
7. (optional) Tap
to see the details of the selected Place. Tap
to return to the map.
8. If necessary, tap the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor
(
) appears at the new location. Tap
to confirm the
destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
9. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
and start your journey.
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to modify route
3.1.3 Selecting a map location as the destination
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap the following buttons:
3. Locate your destination on the map: move and scale the map as needed.
4. Tap the location that you want to select as your destination. The Cursor (
appears.
)
5. Tap
to select the Cursor as the destination.
6. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.4 Selecting the destination from your Favorites
You can select a location that you have already saved as a Favorite to be your
destination. Adding a location to the list of Favorite destinations is described on
page 66.
1. Access the list of Favorites:
• If you are on the Map screen, tap
to open the Quick menu.
• If you are in the Navigation menu, tap
2. Tap
The list of Favorite destinations is displayed.
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3. Tap the Favorite that you want to set as your destination. If necessary, browse
down to see more of the list or tap
and enter a few letters from the
name of the Favorite destination.
4. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap to
) appears at the
confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
5. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.5 Selecting one of the most likely destinations (Smart History)
The destinations that you have set earlier appear in the History list. Two of those
recent destinations are shown in the Destination menu for easy access. Smart History
offers these locations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like the
current time of day, the day of week, and the current location. The more you use the
navigation software, the better it can guess your desired destination.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
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3. Tap the
or the
destination in the History field.
4. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
5. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.6 Selecting a recent destination from the History
The destinations that you have set earlier appear in the History.
1. Access the History:
• If you are on the Map screen, tap
• If you are in the Navigation menu, tap
and then tap
and then tap
2. The list of recent destinations appears. Smart History promotes three destinations
to the first page based on your previous routes (most likely destinations). The rest of
the destinations are ordered by time they were last selected. If necessary, scroll the
list to see earlier destinations.
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3. Select a destination from the list.
4. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
5. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.7 Entering the coordinate of the destination
You can also select a destination by entering its coordinate. Do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
3. Open the
to return to the Navigation
menu and tap
4. You can enter the latitude and longitude values in any of the following formats:
decimal degrees; degrees and decimal minutes; or degrees, minutes and decimal
seconds.
5. (optional) If necessary, tap
the coordinate in UTM format
then
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and enter
6. When finished, tap
7. A full screen map appears with the selected point in the middle. If necessary, tap
the map somewhere else to modify the destination. The Cursor (
new location. Tap
) appears at the
to confirm the destination, or tap
to select a different destination.
8. After a short summary of the route parameters, the map appears showing the entire
route. The route is automatically calculated. Tap
parameters, or tap
to modify route
and start your journey.
3.1.8 Building a route from the list of destinations (Create Route)
You can also build your route destination by destination from the My Route menu.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap to return to the Navigation
menu.
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
3. Tap
4. There is only one line in the list of route points, the start point of the route, normally
the current GPS position.
5. Tap
to select the destination.
6. The Destination menu appears and you can select the destination of the route the
same way as described in the previous sections.
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7. When the new destination is selected, the list returns.
8. To add more destinations, tap
where you want to insert the new route point in
the list, and repeat the above procedure.
3.2 Viewing the entire route on the map
It is easy to get a map overview of the active route. Do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
to return to the Navigation
3. Tap
The active route is displayed in its full length on the map
together with additional information and controls.
3.3 Checking route parameters and accessing route related functions
You can check different parameters of the route recommended by ALPHA-NAV
navigation.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
3. The following pieces of information are displayed:
• The name and/or address of the destination.
• Warning icons (if any). They provide extra information about your route (e.g.
unpaved roads or toll roads to be taken).
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• The total time of the route.
• The total length of the route.
• Estimated delay calculated from traffic events on your route.
• The symbol of the vehicle type used in route calculation.
• The route planning method (e.g. Fast).
4. You have the following options on this screen (for detailed instructions on how to
use them, see the next chapter):
• Tap
to edit the route: to add or remove destinations or
change their sequence. You can also set a route start point other than your
current location. This can be useful to plan and save a future trip.
• Tap
to display the entire route on the map.
• Tap
to bypass a part of the route.
• Tap
to delete the active route.
• Tap
to open a list with more options like selecting from
route alternatives, changing route parameters, simulating the route, saving the
active route or loading a previously saved route.
• Tap
to return to the Navigation menu.
3.4 Modifying the route
When navigation is already started, there are several ways to modify the active route.
The following sections show some of those options.
3.4.1 Selecting a new destination when already having a route: New Route,
Waypoint or Final Destination
If you already have a recommended route and you select a new destination as
described in the above sections, the application will ask you whether to start a new
route, add a new waypoint (intermediate destination) to the route or append the newly
selected destination at the end of the current route.
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• Tap
to plan a new route to the newly selected location. The previous
destination and waypoint(s) are deleted.
• Tap
to add the newly selected location as an intermediate destination to
your route. The other destinations of the route remain intact.
Note: the new waypoint is placed among destinations to keep the route optimal.
To decide where a waypoint to appear, use the Edit Route feature.
• Tap
to append the newly selected destination at the end of the route. The
other destinations of the route remain intact. The previous final destination is
now the last waypoint.
3.4.2 Setting a new starting position for the route
For normal navigation, all routes are planned from the current position. In order to
check future routes, simulate them or see their length in time and distance, you can
turn off the GPS receiver. Then you can set the starting point of the route to a
different location than the current GPS position.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
to return to the Navigation
3. If you already have a route, tap
If you are starting a new route,
tap
4. The first line is the start of the route, normally the current GPS position. Tap
and confirm your action at the warning message.
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5. The Destination menu appears and you can select the start point of the route the
same way you select a destination.
6. When the new start point is set, tap
7. The map returns with a transparent Vehimarker (showing that there is no GPS
reception). If an active route already existed, it is now recalculated starting from the
selected location.
8. To return to normal navigation, tap
3.4.3 Editing the list of destinations (Edit Route)
You can edit the route by modifying the list of destinations. You can add or remove
destinations, modify the start position or reorder the list.
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
3. Tap
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4. You have the following options:
• Tap
to add a new destination.
• Tap
to delete a destination.
• Tap
to modify the start point of the route.
• Tap
to reorder the list. You can do it manually or you can
let the application optimise the route for you.
3.4.4 Pausing the active route
You do not need to pause the active route: when you start driving again, ALPHA-NAV
navigation restarts the voice instructions from your position.
3.4.5 Cancelling the active route
To cancel the navigated route, do one of the following:
• If you are on the Map screen, tap
with waypoints, you need to tap
and then tap
(If you have a route
until all waypoints are deleted.)
• In the Navigation menu, tap
and then tap
The active route is deleted with all its waypoints.
3.4.6 Checking route alternatives when planning the route
You can select from different route alternatives or change the route planning method
after you have selected a new destination. Do as follows:
1. Select a destination as explained earlier, and get to the route confirmation screen.
2. Tap
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3. Tap
4. You see the basic details of three route alternatives with the selected route
planning method. Tap any of them to see it on the map.
5. Or if you cannot find a good alternative, tap
routes with different routing methods.
and scroll down for
6. Select one of the route alternatives and tap
to return to the
previous screen. ALPHA-NAV navigation recalculates the route. The orange line now
shows the new recommended route.
3.4.7 Checking route alternatives for an existing route
To recalculate the active route with a different route planning method, you can modify
the Route settings (page 76). There is another way to do this and to compare different
route alternatives with the same route planning method. Do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
3. Tap
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4. Tap
5. You see the basic details of three route alternatives with the selected route
planning method. Tap any of them to see it on the map.
6. Or if you cannot find a good alternative, tap
routes with different routing methods.
and scroll down for
7. Select one of the route alternatives then tap and hold
for a few
seconds to return to the Map screen. ALPHA-NAV navigation recalculates the route.
The orange line now shows the new recommended route.
3.4.8 Changing the vehicle used in route planning
To recalculate the active route for a different vehicle, do as follows. These changes
can also be made in Settings (page 76).
1. On the Map screen, tap
and then tap
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2. Tap
and then tap one of the following:
•
•
•
•
3. ALPHA-NAV navigation recalculates the route optimised for the new vehicle type.
The orange line now shows the new recommended route.
3.4.9 Changing the road types used in route planning
To recalculate the active route with different road type preferences, do as follows.
These changes can also be made in Settings (page 76).
1. On the Map screen, tap
and then tap
2. Tap any of the listed road types to modify the route. If needed, scroll the list for all
road types. You have the following options (their order depends on the selected
vehicle type):
•
- You might need to avoid motorways when you are driving a
slow car or you are towing another vehicle.
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•
- Charge roads are pay roads where you can purchase a
pass or vignette to use the road for a longer period of time. They can be
enabled or disabled separately from toll roads.
•
- ALPHA-NAV navigation includes toll roads (pay roads where
there is a per-use charge) in the routes by default. If you disable toll roads,
ALPHA-NAV navigation plans the best toll-free route.
•
- ALPHA-NAV navigation includes ferries in a planned route by
default. However, a map does not necessarily contain information about the
accessibility of temporary ferries. You might also need to pay a fare on ferries.
•
- ALPHA-NAV navigation excludes unpaved roads by default:
unpaved roads can be in a bad condition and usually you cannot reach the
speed limit on them.
•
- Carpool or HOV lanes can be used if a given number of
passengers are travelling in the vehicle. You should check whether you are
allowed to use carpool lanes before enabling this road type.
3. Tap
to confirm the changes. ALPHA-NAV navigation recalculates the
route. The orange line now shows the new recommended route.
3.5 Saving a location as a Favorite destination
You can add any location to Favorites, the list of frequently used destinations.
Planning a route to one of the Favorite destinations is described on page 48.
1. Select a destination as described before. It can be an address, a Place, any
location on the map, a previously used destination from History, etc.
2. When the full screen map appears with the selected location in the middle, tap
3. Tap
4. (optional) Using the keyboard, you can change the name offered for the Favorite.
Tap
to enter numbers or symbols.
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5. Tap
to save the location as a new Favorite destination.
3.6 Saving a location as an alert point
You can save any map location as an alert point (for example a speed camera or a
railway crossing).
1. Browse the map and select a location. The red Cursor appears there.
2. Tap
3. Scroll down the list and tap
4. On the newly opened screen, select the type of the alert point, the direction from
which you expect the alert, and (if applicable) the speed limit for this alert point.
5. Tap
to save the location as a new alert point.
3.7 Editing an alert point
You can edit a previously saved or uploaded alert point (for example a speed camera
or arailway crossing).
1. Browse the map and select the alert point to edit. The red circle appears around
the alert point.
2. Tap
3. Scroll down the list and tap
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4. On the newly opened screen, modify the type of the alert point, the direction from
which you expect the alert, or (if applicable) the speed limit for this alert point.
5. Tap
to save the changes to the alert point.
3.8 Watching the simulation of the route
You can run a simulated navigation that demonstrates the active route. Do as follows:
1. If you are on the Map screen, tap
menu.
to return to the Navigation
2. In the Navigation menu, tap
3. Tap
4. Scroll down the list and tap
The simulation starts from the starting
point of the route, and using a realistic speed, it leads you through the whole
recommended route.
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1. (optional) You have the following controls during the simulation (the control buttons
disappear after a few seconds but you can open them again if you tap the map):
•
Jump to the next route event (maneuver).
•
Pause the simulation.
•
Jump to the previous route event (maneuver).
•
2. Tap
Tap to increase the speed of the simulation to 4, 8 or 16 times faster.
Now tap again to return to the normal speed.
to stop the simulation.
4 Off-road navigation
When first started, ALPHA-NAV navigation calculates routes using the road network of
the high quality vector maps provided with the product. You can switch the application
to off-road mode in Navigation settings in one of the following ways:
• From the Main menu, tap
and then
• From the Map screen, tap
and then
Most of the procedures described for on-road navigation also apply to off-road
navigation. However, there are some that are not available in this navigation mode
(for exam ple you cannot open the itinerary as you have no maneuvrers just route
points and straight lines between them).
4.1 Selecting the destination of the route
Selecting the start point or a destination (waypoint or final destination) is the same as
described at on-road navigation. The only difference is that route points are linked to
form a route with straight lines regardless of the road network and traffic regulations.
4.2 Navigating in off-road mode
The real difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself.
When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route:
• your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and
• there is no turn by turn navigation just a recommended direction.
You see a orange line drawn between your current position and the next destination
to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows a compass with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination
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When you reach a waypoint, the orange line will show the direction to the next destination. (Future legs of the route are shown with orange lines.)
When you reach the final destination, navigation ends.
5 Reference Guide
On the following pages you will find the description of the different concepts and
menu screens of ALPHA-NAV navigation.
5.1 Concepts
5.1.1 Smart Zoom
Smart Zoom provides much more than just a usual automatic zoom feature:
• While following a route: when approaching a turn, it will zoom in and raise the
view angle to let you easily recognise your maneuver at the next junction. If
the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat
so you can see the road in front of you.
• While driving without an active route: Smart Zoom will zoom in if you drive
slowly and zoom out when you drive at high speed.
5.1.2 Daytime and night color themes
ALPHA-NAV navigation uses different color themes during the day and during the
night for both the map and the menu screens.
• Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright.
• The night color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average
brightness of the screen low.
ALPHA-NAV navigation offers different daytime and night color profiles. It can also
switch automatically between the daytime and the night schemes based on the
current time and GPS position a few minutes before sunrise, when the sky has
already turned bright, and a few minutes after sunset, before it becomes dark.
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5.1.3 Tunnel view
When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that
surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.
The top-down overview of the tunnel helps you orientate yourself. The remaining
distance in the tunnel is also displayed.
After leaving the tunnel, the original map view returns. This feature can be turned off
in Settings Page 87)
5.1.4 Route calculation and recalculation
ALPHA-NAV navigation calculates the route based on your preferences:
• Route planning methods:
•
Gives a quick route if you can travel at or near the speed
limit on all roads. Usually the best selection for fast and normal cars.
•
Gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all
possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles.
•
Gives a quick but fuel efficient route based on the fuel
consumption data given in Route settings (page 81). Travel cost and CO2
emission calculations are estimations only. They cannot take elevations, curves
and traffic conditions into account.
•
For vehicle types where Green routing is not available, this
method combines the benefits of Fast and Short: ALPHA-NAV navigation
calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as
well to save fuel.
•
Results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers.
With this option, you can make ALPHA-NAV navigation to take, for example, the
highway instead of a series of smaller roads or streets.
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• Vehicle types:
When creating a new vehicle profile, select one of the below vehicle types. Besides
the below mentioned conditions, dimension, weight and freight hazard restrictions
can also be taken into account when planning a route.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for cars is allowed.
• Private roads and resident-only roads are used only if they are inevitable
to reach the destination.
• Walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• All maneuvers are available in intersections.
• Directional constraints are taken into account the way that opposite
direction is allowed with a low speed.
• A private road is used only if the destination is there.
• Walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for buses is allowed.
• Private roads, resident-only roads and walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for taxis is allowed.
• Private roads, resident-only roads and walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for lorries is allowed.
• Private roads, resident-only roads and walkways are excluded from routes.
• U-turns are excluded from routes (turning back on a divided road is not
considered as a U-turn).
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• Road types used or avoided in route calculation:
•
•
•
•
•
•
ALPHA-NAV navigation automatically recalculates the route if you deviate from the
proposed itinerary.
For further information about Route settings, see page 76.
5.1.5 Green routing
Route calculation is not only about finding the quickest or shortest route. For some of
the vehicle types, you can also check the fuel consumption and CO2 emission when
planning a route, and you can create cost effective routes with less effect on the
environment.
In Route settings, you can edit the parameters of the selected vehicle. Enter the fuel
consumption values and the price of the fuel. You can also select whether you want to
see the difference between your route and the green route even if the selected routing
method is not Green.
After the above parameters are set, select
as route planning method to
get a fast but also fuel efficient route. Note that travel cost and CO2 emission
calculations are estimations only. They cannot take elevations, turns, curves and
traffic conditions into account. Also, this routing is not meant to give you the "greenest" route of all. It is still important to travel quickly so the result is a fast route with
low fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
With a vehicle type where green routing is selectable, whichever route planning
method is selected, the Green details are also shown when you confirm the route:
If the selected route planning method is not Green, and you have allowed the
application to show the green alternative, the price, fuel consumption and CO2
emission differences between your selected route and the Green route are also
shown on this screen:
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Tap the field with these details to switch the route to Green immediately.
5.1.6 Road safety cameras and other proximity alert points
There is a special proximity warning for road safety cameras (like speed or red light
cameras) and other proximity alert points (like schools or railroad crossings). These
alert points are not part of ALPHA-NAV navigation. You can download them from
www.naviextras.com or you can upload points in a specific text file if needed.
You can also add your own alert points or edit the previously uploaded points. See
page 62 for details.
The application can warn you when you approach road safety cameras like speed
cameras or dangerous areas like school zones or railroad crossings. You can set up
the different alert types individually in Sound and Warning settings (page 74).
The following alert types are available:
• Audio warning: beeps can be played while you are approaching one of these
points, or extra alert sounds if you exceed the given speed limit while approaching.
• Visual warning: the type of the alert point, its distance and the related speed limit
appear on the Map screen while you are approaching one of these cameras.
For some of the alert points, the enforced or expected speed limit is available. For
these points, the audio alert can be different if you are below or above the given
speed limit.
• Only when speeding: The audio alert is only played when you exceed the given
speed limit.
• When approaching: The audio alert is always played when approaching one of
these alert points. In order to draw your attention, the alert can is different when
you exceed the speed limit.
Note!
The warning for road safety cameras is disabled when you are in a country
where road safety camera warning is prohibited. However, you must ensure
on your own liability that using this feature is legal in the country where you
intend to use it.
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5.1.7 Speed limit warning
Maps may contain information about the speed limits of the road segments. ALPHANAV navigation is able to warn you if you exceed the current limit. This information
may not be available for your region (ask your local dealer), or may not be fully correct for all roads in the map.
The maximum speed set in the vehicle profile is also used for this warning. ALPHANAV navigation alerts you if you exceed the preset value even if the legal speed limit
is higher.
Speed warning can be fine-tuned in Sound and Warning settings (page 74).
You can set the relative speed above which the application initiates the warning.
The following alert types are available:
• Audio warning: you receive a verbal warning when you exceed the speed limit with
the given percentage.
• Visual warning: the current speed limit is shown on the map when you exceed it
(for example:
).
You can also choose to see the speed limit sign on the map all the time.
5.1.8 GPS position quality indicator and current time
You can find useful information in the top corners of menu screens.
The current time is displayed in the top left corner.
In the top right corner, the GPS reception quality icon shows the current accuracy of
the position information.
Icon
Description
ALPHA-NAV navigation has no connection to the GPS
receiver: GPS navigation is not possible.
Devices with a built-in GPS receiver are permanently
connected. On such devices, the icon does not appear in
normal circumstances.
ALPHA-NAV navigation is connected to the GPS receiver, but
the signal is too weak and the receiver cannot determine the
GPS position.
GPS navigation is not possible.
Only a few satellites are received. Position information is
available, but elevation (altitude) cannot be calculated.
GPS navigation is possible, but the position error may be
significant.
Altitude information is available, the position is a 3D position.
GPS navigation is possible.
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5.2 'More' menu
The 'More' menu provides you with various options and additional applications. Tap
the following buttons:
Button
Description
You can configure the program settings, and modify the
behaviour of ALPHA-NAV navigation. Fine-tune route planning
options, change the look of the Map screen, turn on or off
warnings, or restart the Configuration wizard, etc.
See the next chapter for details.
Visit www.naviextras.com to get additional content, such as new
maps or 3D landmarks and useful applications.
Access the Picture Viewer application. View the pictures stored
on your device. If coordinates are stored in your photos, you can
start navigating to the place where the selected photo was taken.
Access travel applications: the unit converter helps you convert
between various different international units for temperature,
speed, area or pressure, etc.
Access travel applications: the clothing size converter helps you
convert between various different international size units for
men's or women's clothing types and shoes.
The scientific calculator helps you in all your calculation needs.
Tap the Mode button for additional functions and use the memory
to save your results
The Fuel consumption monitor helps you keep track of the
consumption of your car even if you do not use navigation for all
your journeys. Set the initial odometer value and then record the
distance taken and fuel filled in whenever you fill your car. You
can also set reminders for regular car maintenance
Tap this button to see the sunlit and dark areas of the world.
Your current location and route points are marked on the map.
Tap the Details button to see the exact sunrise and sunset times
for all your route points (your current location, all waypoints and
the final destination).
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Tap this button to see the sunlit and dark areas of the world.
Your current location and route points are marked on the map.
Tap the Details button to see the exact sunrise and sunset times
for all your route points (your current location, all waypoints and
the final destination).
If you save your trip logs when you arrive at some of your
destinations or let the application automatically save the trip logs
for you, those logs are all listed here. Tap one of the trips to see
the trip statistics, speed and altitude profile. If track log has also
been saved, you can display it on the map with the selected
color. Track logs can be exported to GPX files for later use.
Select a country from the list and see useful driving information
about the selected country. Information may include speed limits
on different road types, the maximum blood alcohol level and
any compulsory equipment you need to show when stopped by
the police.
Run the Demo to watch sample route simulations to see how
navigation works.
The About section provides you with product information. Read
the Software and Database End User License Agreement, or
check the map and other contents of the application. You can
also access program usage statistics.
5.3 Settings menu
You can configure the program settings, and modify the behaviour of ALPHA-NAV
navigation. Tap the
following buttons:
The Settings menu has several options. Tap
full list.
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or scroll with your finger to see the
Button
Description
Adjust all your sounds and set warnings for speed limits and
other proximity alerts.
The content of the Quick menu (page 20) is fully customisable.
Tap the button you want to change, and select its new function
from the list.
The recommended route is not always the same between two
points. Whenever suitable data exists, traffic information can be
taken into account in the route calculation.
These settings determine how routes will be calculated. Select
the type of vehicle you are driving, the road types used in route
planning, and the route planning method.
If more drivers use ALPHA-NAV navigation for navigating, their
settings can be remembered by using one of the user profiles.
You can fine-tune the appearance of the Map screen. Adjust the
map view to your needs, choose suitable colour themes from the
list for both daytime and night use, change the blue arrow to a
3D car model, show or suppress 3D buildings, turn track logging
on or off, and manage you Place visibility sets (which Places to
show on the map).
Adjust how the software helps you navigate with different kinds
of route related information on the Map screen.
Display related settings include menu animations and separate
skins for daytime and night use.
These settings allow you to customise the application for your
local language, measurement units, time and date settings and
formats, as well as to choose the time zone.
Trip logs and track logs contain useful information about your
trips. Trip logs can be saved manually when you reach your
destination or you can turn on the automatic saving here.
The application collects usage information and GPS logs that
may be used for improving the application and the quality and
coverage of maps. Here you can enable or disable collecting
these logs.
Modify the basic software parameters set during the initial setup
process. For details, see page 6.
Delete all saved data and reset all settings to their factory
defaults.
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5.3.1 Sound and Warnings
Adjust the sound volume, mute your device or change the voice guidance language.
In addition, you can enable and set up different warnings and alerts.
Button
Description
Tap this button to adjust the volume of the different sounds in the
application. A new screen shows the different sound types and
their controls. See below for details.
This button shows the current voice guidance profile. By tapping
the button, you can select a new profile from the list of available
languages and speakers. Tap any of these to hear a sample
voice prompt. Just tap
new spoken language.
when you have selected the
Tap this button to set the verbosity of the voice instructions: how
much they tell and how often they speak.
Maps may contain information about the speed limits of the road
segments. ALPHA-NAV navigation is able to warn you if you
exceed the current limit. This information may not be available
for your region (ask your local dealer), or may not be fully correct
for all roads in the map.
The maximum speed set in the vehicle profile is also used for
this warning. ALPHA-NAV navigation alerts you if you exceed the
preset value even if the legal speed limit is higher.
This setting lets you decide whether you wish to receive visible
and/or audible warnings.
Adjust the slider to set the relative speed above which the
application initiates the warning.
The following alert types are available:
• Audio warning: you receive a verbal warning when you
exceed the speed limit with the given percentage.
• Visual warning: the current speed limit is shown on the map
when you exceed it.
If you prefer to see the speed limit sign on the map all the time
(normally it is shown only if your speed exceeds it), you can set it
here.
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This feature allows you to receive a warning when approaching a
Road Safety Camera or other alert points like school zones or
railroad crossings. You must ensure on your own liability that
using this feature is legal in the country where you intend to use
it.
You can set the alert for the different alert point categories individually.
The following alert types are available:
• Audio warning: beeps can be played while you are
approaching one of these points, or extra alert sounds if you
exceed the given speed limit while approaching.
• Visual warning: the type of the alert point, its distance and the
related speed limit appear on the Map screen while you are
approaching one of these cameras.
For some of the alert points, the enforced or expected speed
limit is available. For these points, the audio alert can be different
if you are below or above the given speed limit.
• Only when speeding: The audio alert is only played when you
exceed the given speed limit.
• When approaching: The audio alert is always played when
approaching one of these alert points. In order to draw your
attention, the alert is different when you exceed the speed
limit.
Maps may contain driver alert information. Tap this button to turn
on or off these warnings and to set the distance from the hazard
to receive the warning at. These can be set individually for the
different warning types.
You can control the volume of the following sound types:
Button
Description
This is the main volume control. These controls affect all below
sounds. They can also be accessed from the Quick menu.
These controls affect the volume of the guidance sounds (verbal
instructions).
Turn off the attention tone preceding verbal instructions or adjust
its volume.
These controls affect the volume of the non verbal alert sounds
(beeps).
Key sounds provide audible confirmation of tapping the touch
screen. These controls affect key sounds.
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Controls for each sound type:
Button
Description
Adjusts the volume of the related sound.
Use the switch to mute the related sound. The slider becomes
inactive. Tap again to re-enable.
5.3.2 Customise Quick menu
The content of the Quick menu (page 19) is fully customisable. Tap the button you
want to change, and select its new function from the list.
The list of available functions and their descriptions are on page 19.
5.3.3 Traffic settings
The recommended route is not always the same between two points. Whenever
suitable data exists, traffic information can be taken into account in the route
calculation.
Button
Description
This setting determines how ALPHA-NAV navigation uses the
historical traffic information that the navigation collects from prior
detour settings the user has entered into the navigation system.
5.3.4 Route settings
These settings determine how routes will be calculated.
Button
Description
You can set the type of vehicle you will use to navigate the route.
Based upon this setting, some of the road types can be excluded
from the route, or some of the restrictions may not be taken into
account in route calculation.
You can edit the parameters of the selected vehicle profile, or
you can even create new vehicle profiles if you tap More.
On-road navigation creates a turn by turn itinerary using the road
network on the map. Switch to off-road navigation to navigate
between destinations in a straight line.
The route calculation can be optimised for different situations
and vehicle types by changing the planning method. See below
for details.
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If the selected routing method is not Green, you can have your
route compared to the best green alternative on the screen when
confirming the route. If this alternative is much better than the
selected method, you can quickly switch to Green mode.
To let the route fit your needs, you can also set which road types are to be considered
for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
Excluding a road type is a preference. It does not necessarily mean total prohibition. If
your destination can only be accessed using some of the excluded road types, they
will be used but only as much as necessary. In this case a warning icon will be shown
on the My Route screen, and the part of the route not matching your preference will
be displayed in a different color on the map.
In the list of road types you can see in how many segments and what total length of
the road type is used in the current route.
Button
Description
You might need to avoid highways when you are driving a slow
car or you are towing another vehicle.
Charge roads are pay roads where you can purchase a pass or
vignette to use the road for a longer period of time. They can be
enabled or disabled separately from toll roads.
ALPHA-NAV navigation includes toll roads (pay roads where
there is a per-use charge) in the routes by default. If you disable
toll roads, ALPHA-NAV navigation plans the best toll-free route.
ALPHA-NAV navigation includes ferries in a planned route
by default. However, a map does not necessarily contain
information about the accessibility of temporary ferries.
You might also need to pay a fare on ferries.
ALPHA-NAV navigation excludes unpaved roads by default:
unpaved roads can be in a bad condition and usually you cannot
reach the speed limit on them.
ALPHA-NAV navigation excludes unpaved roads by default:
unpaved roads can be in a bad condition and usually you cannot
reach the speed limit on them.
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Vehicle profiles:
When you first tap
have the following options:
, you see the list of default vehicle profiles. You
Button
Description
You can edit the parameters of the vehicle profile.
Tap this button to reveal the below options.
Tap this button to reset all vehicle profiles to their default
settings.
When creating a new vehicle profile, first you need to select the vehicle type. Then
you need to set the following parameters (some of them may not exist for the selected
vehicle type). You can modify the same parameters when you edit an existing profile:
Button
Description
Tap this button to rename the profile for something meaningful.
Enter the average consumption of your vehicle when used in
built-up areas. The unit for consumption can be set in Regional
Settings.
Enter the average consumption of your vehicle when used on
highways. The unit for consumption can be set in Regional
Settings.
Select the engine and fuel type of your vehicle. This helps in
estimating the CO2 emission.
Enter the average fuel price for travel cost calculation. The
currency can be set in Regional Settings.
Set the maximum speed you travel with the vehicle.
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• Vehicle types:
When creating a new vehicle profile, select one of the below vehicle types. Besides
the below mentioned conditions, dimension, weight and freight hazard restrictions
can also be taken into account when planning a route.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for cars is allowed.
• Private roads and resident-only roads are used only if they are inevitable
to reach the destination.
• Walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• All maneuvers are available in intersections.
• Directional constraints are taken into account the way that opposite
direction is allowed with a low speed.
• A private road is used only if the destination is there.
• Walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for buses is allowed.
• Private roads, resident-only roads and walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for taxis is allowed.
• Private roads, resident-only roads and walkways are excluded from routes.
•
• Maneuver restrictions and directional constraints are taken into account
when planning a route.
• Roads are used only if access for lorries is allowed.
• Private roads, resident-only roads and walkways are excluded from routes.
• U-turns are excluded from routes (turning back on a divided road is not
considered as a U-turn).
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Route Planning Method types:
Button
Description
Gives a quick route if you can travel at or near the speed limit on
all roads. Usually the best selection for fast and normal cars.
Gives a short route to minimise the distance to travel. It can be
practical for slow vehicles. Searching for a short route regardless
of the speed, this route type is rarely practical for normal
vehicles.
Gives a quick but fuel efficient route based on the fuel
consumption data given in Route settings (page 76). Travel
cost and CO2 emission calculations are estimations only. They
cannot take elevations, curves and traffic conditions into account.
For vehicle types where Green routing is not available, this
method combines the benefits of Fast and Short: ALPHA-NAV
calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes
other roads as well to save fuel.
Results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult manoeuvres.
With this option, you can make ALPHA-NAV navigation take, for
example, the highway instead of a series of smaller roads or
streets.
5.3.5 User profiles
If more than one driver uses ALPHA-NAV navigation, their settings can be
remembered by using one of the user profiles. Rename the profiles after tapping
the edit button on the right so that all users know which profile to use and switch
between profiles by tapping its name. If you select a new profile, the application
restarts so that the new settings can take effect
5.3.6 Map settings
You can fine-tune the appearance of the Map screen. Adjust the map view to your
needs, choose suitable color themes from the list for both daytime and night use,
change the blue arrow to a 3D car model, show or hide 3D buildings, turn track logging on or off, and manage your Place visibility sets (which Places to show on the
map).
The map is always shown on the screen so that you can see the effect when you
change a setting.
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Button
Description
Switch the map view between a 3D perspective view and a 2D
topdown view.
Adjust the basic zoom and tilt levels to your needs. Three levels
are available
When selected, the map zooms out to show an overview of the
surrounding area if the next route event (maneuver) is far. When
you get close to the event, the normal map view returns
Switch between daytime and night color modes or let the
software switch between the two modes automatically a few
minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after sunset.
Select the color scheme used in daytime mode.
Select the color scheme used in night mode.
Replace the default position marker to one of the 3D vehicle
models. You can select separate icons for different vehicle types
selected for route planning. Separate icons can be used for car,
pedestrian and the other vehicles
Show or suppress 3D landmarks, 3D artistic or block
representations of prominent or well-known objects.
Show or suppress 3D city models, 3D artistic or block
representation of full city building data containing actual
building size and position on the map.
Show or suppress the 3D elevation of the surrounding terrain.
Turn on or off track log saving, that is, saving the sequence of
the locations your journeys go through
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Select which Places to show on the map while navigating. Too
many Places make the map crowded so it is a good idea too
keep as few of them on the map as possible. For this, you have
the possibility to save different Place visibility sets. You have the
following possibilities:
• Tap the checkbox to show or hide the Place category.
• Tap the name of the Place category to open the list of its
subcategories.
• Tap
to save the current Place visibility set
or to load a previously saved one. Here you can also revert to
the default visibility settings.
5.3.7 Visual guidance settings
Adjust how the software helps you navigate with different kinds of route related
information on the Map screen
Button
Description
The data fields in the corner of the Map screen can be
customised. Tap this button and select the values you want to
see. The values can be different when you navigate a route from
when you are just cruising without a given destination. You can
select general trip data like your current speed or the altitude, or
route data related to your final destination or the next waypoint
on your route.
You may need a gas station or a restaurant during your journey.
This feature displays a new button on the map when you are
driving on a freeway. Tap this button to open a panel with the
details of the next few exits or service stations. Tap any of them
to display it on the map and add it as a waypoint to your route if
needed.
Select the service types displayed for the freeway exits. Choose
from the POI categories.
Whenever adequate information is available, lane information
similar to the real ones on road signs above the road is
displayed at the top of the map. You can turn this feature
on or off.
If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection
and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D
view of the junction. You can turn this feature on or let the map
be displayed for the whole route
When entering tunnels, the surface roads and buildings can be
disturbing. This feature shows a generic picture of a tunnel
instead of the map. A top-down overview of the tunnel and
remaining distance are also displayed
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Turn on the route progress bar to see your route as a straight
line on the left side of the map. The blue arrow represents your
current position and moves up as you travel. Waypoints and
Traffic events are also displayed on the line.
When you slow down while driving on a highway, there is a
chance that you are in a traffic jam so ALPHA-NAV navigation
offers you a detour using the next exit. The message shows you
distance of the exit and the difference in distance and estimated
time compared to the original route. You can choose from one of
the following options:
• Tap Dismiss or just ignore the message if you want to keep
the original route.
• Tap Preview to see the overview of the original route and the
detour to make the decision. You can accept the detour as
offered or increase the bypassed motorway segment before
accepting.
• Turn to the suggested new direction and the route will be
automatically recalculated.
Similar to the above possibility, alternative routes can be
suggested when driving on normal roads. ALPHA-NAV
navigation will select a different turn in the upcoming intersection
and offers you a different route for the next section of the route.
Your options are the similar as above but you cannot modify the
offered detour.
Parking at the destination may not be easy in city areas. As
you approach the destination, ALPHA-NAV navigation can offer
parking category Places near your destination. Tap the "P" button
to open a top-down map with the destination and the offered
parking Places. Select one and modify the route accordingly.
If you leave the recommended route and suddenly exit the
highway, the application offers different alternatives near the
exit like gas stations or restaurants. Also, if there are avoidable
parts of the original route ahead (like a tunnel, a toll road or a
ferry), you will find them in the list in case you want to bypass
them with the help of ALPHA-NAV navigation.
5.3.8 Display settings
Display related settings include menu animations, separate skins for daytime and
night use and the brightness of the display.
When animation is turned on, buttons on menus and keyboard
screens appear in an animated way. Screen transitions are also
animated
Select the style and colors of the application used in daytime
mode.
Select the style and colors of the application used in night mode.
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5.3.9 Regional settings
These settings allow you to customise the application for your local language,
measurement units, time and date settings and formats, as well as to choose
the time zone.
Button
Description
You can set the distance units to be used by the program.
ALPHA-NAV navigation may not support all the listed units in
some voice guidance languages.
Select between 12 and 24 hours time display and the various
international date display formats.
You can also set other country specific units used to display
different values in the application.
By default, time zone is taken from the map information and
adjusted by your current location. Here you can set time zone
and daylight saving manually.
5.3.10 Trip monitor settings
Trip logs contain useful information about your trips. Trip logs can be saved manually
when you reach your destination or you can turn on the automatic saving here. You
can access these logs in the Trip monitor. Trip monitor is available from the More
menu.
Trip monitor can record statistical data of your trips. If you
need these logs later, you can let the application save them
automatically for you.
This is not a button. This line shows the current size of the trip
database, the sum of all trip and track logs saved.
Track logs, the sequence of the positions given by the GPS
receiver, can be saved together with trip logs. They can later be
displayed on the map. You can let the application save the track
log whenever it saves a trip
5.3.11 Log collection settings
If you accept this when first using the application, it collects usage information and
GPS logs that may be used for improving the application and the quality and coverage of maps. The data is processed anonymously; no one will be able to track any
personal information.
Here you can enable or disable collecting these logs.
Anonymous statistical information on using the navigation software is collected for later development purposes. Understanding
how different people use the application can help us improve the
user interface and the program workflow
Anonymous track logs are collected for later development
purposes. Your trips can help us improve the quality and
coverage of maps.
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6 Glossary
2D/3D GPS reception
The GPS receiver uses satellite signals to calculate its (your) position and needs at
least four signals to give a three-dimensional position, including elevation. Because
the satellites are moving and because objects can block the signals, your GPS
device might not receive four signals. If three satellites are available, the receiver can
calculate the horizontal GPS position but the accuracy is lower and the GPS device
does not give you elevation data: only 2D reception is possible.
Active route
The currently navigated route. Whenever the destination is set, the route is active until
you delete it, reach your destination or you quit ALPHA-NAV navigation. See also:
Route.
City Center
The city/town center is not the geometric centre of the city/town but an arbitrary point
the map creators have chosen. In towns and cities, it is usually the most important
intersection; in larger cities, it is one of the important intersections.
Color theme
ALPHA-NAV navigation comes with different color themes for daytime or night use of
the map and menu screens. Themes are custom graphic settings and they can have
different colors for streets, blocks or surface waters in 2D and 3D modes, and they
display shades or shadows in different ways in 3D mode.
One daytime scheme and one night scheme is always selected for the map and for
the menus. ALPHA-NAV navigation uses them when it switches from day to night and
back.
GPS accuracy
Several factors have impact on the deviation between your real position and the one
given by the GPS device. For example, signal delay in the ionosphere or reflecting
objects near the GPS device have a different and varying impact on how accurately
the GPS device can calculate your position.
Map
ALPHA-NAV navigation works with digital maps which are not simply the
computerised versions of traditional paper maps. Similarly to the paper road
maps, the 2D mode of digital maps show you streets, roads, and elevation is
also shown by colors.
In 3D mode, you can see the altitude differences, for example valleys and mountains,
elevated roads, and in selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also
displayed. You can use digital maps interactively: you can zoom in and out (increase
or decrease the scale), you can tilt them up and down, and rotate them left and right.
In GPS-supported navigation, digital maps facilitate route planning.
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North-up map orientation
In North-up mode the map is rotated so its top always faces North. This is the orientation for example in Find on Map.
Road Safety Camera
Special alert points for speed, red light or bus lane cameras. Different data sources
are available. You can configure ALPHA-NAV navigation to warn you when you
approach one of these cameras.
Detecting the location of Road Safety Cameras is prohibited in certain countries. It is
the sole responsibility of the driver to check whether this feature can be used during
the trip.
The software is capable of showing and warning for more than just cameras. Various
other types of proximity alert points like school zones and railway crossings are also
available.
Route
A sequence of route events, i.e. manoeuvres (for example, turns and roundabouts)
to reach the destination. The route contains one start point and one or more
destinations. The start point is the current (or last known) position by default. If you
need to see a future route, the start point can be replaced with any other given point.
Track-up map orientation
In Track-up mode the map is rotated so its top always points in the current driving
direction. This is the default orientation in 3D map view mode.
Vehimarker
The current position is shown with a blue arrow on the map by default. The direction
of the blue arrow shows the current heading. This position marker can be replaced
with different 3D vehicle symbols. You can even specify different Vehimarkers for different route types (depending on which vehicle type is selected for route calculation).
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