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Personal
Navigation
System
User's Manual
NV-U70
NV-U50T
NV-U50
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2005 Sony Corporation
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User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System
Table of contents
Introduction ...................................................................... 3
Search facilities and conventions .................................................. 4
Liability .................................................................................... 4
Trademarks .............................................................................. 5
Operating the navigation software .................................... 7
Managing languages and maps .................................................... 8
Hardware keys .......................................................................... 8
Software keyboard ..................................................................... 8
Character keyboard.......................................................... 9
Mobile phone keyboard ................................................... 10
Lists....................................................................................... 12
Command buttons ................................................................... 16
Information............................................................................. 16
Energy ......................................................................... 17
GPS-Status ................................................................... 17
Traffic reports ............................................................... 19
Navigation....................................................................... 21
Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System ............................. 22
Menu ........................................................................... 22
Basic settings .......................................................................... 25
Indicating a destination ............................................................ 28
Specifying the country of your destination ......................... 28
Entering an address ....................................................... 29
Selecting a point of interest............................................. 30
Indicating destinations on the map ................................... 38
Favourites .................................................................... 42
Recent destinations ........................................................ 43
Navigating homewards ................................................... 44
Destination management .......................................................... 45
Saving a destination....................................................... 45
Renaming a destination .................................................. 46
Deleting a destination..................................................... 47
Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages) ................... 47
Indicating route points.................................................... 48
Editing, saving and managing itineraries ........................... 49
Calculating the route ...................................................... 55
Displaying the itinerary on the map .................................. 57
Simulating the route ...................................................... 57
Starting navigation................................................................... 59
Working with the map ..................................................... 63
Selecting a map....................................................................... 64
Operating the map ................................................................... 65
Standard map view ........................................................ 66
Search for destination view ............................................. 67
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Representation of the map in navigation mode ............................. 69
Useful functions for navigation ....................................... 73
Show the entire route............................................................... 74
Next destination ...................................................................... 75
Blocking a route section ............................................................ 76
Change route options ............................................................... 78
Simulation .............................................................................. 79
TMC ....................................................................................... 80
Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System .......... 83
Settings.................................................................................. 84
Volume ........................................................................ 84
Select map ................................................................... 85
Map information ............................................................ 85
Route information .......................................................... 85
Signpost information ...................................................... 86
Light sensor .................................................................. 86
Graphical look ............................................................... 86
Touch screen calibration ................................................. 87
Auto mode.................................................................... 87
Routing options ............................................................. 88
Itinerary ....................................................................... 88
Time zone..................................................................... 89
Format ......................................................................... 89
Language ..................................................................... 89
Home address ............................................................... 90
Radio-Muting................................................................. 90
Demo mode .................................................................. 90
Product information........................................................ 90
Glossary .......................................................................... 91
Index .............................................................................. 93
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Introduction
Topics covered in this chapter:
Search facilities and conventions
page 4
Liability
page 4
Trademarks
page 5
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Search facilities and conventions
Find information
quickly
This manual offers the following search facilities:
Ù In the footnote at the bottom of the page, you may check
which chapter and which section you are actually reading.
Ù A glossary at the end of the manual contains explanations on
the technical terms used in this manual.
Ù An index at the end of the manual allows precise search for
the information contained in this manual.
Conventions
This manual uses different font styles and symbols to highlight
important paragraphs and to ease its use.
Font
Use
bold
Buttons, icons, names of entry fields, and
elements of the software’s user interface.
Also used for highlighting warnings and
notices.
bold italic
Registered names and trademarks.
SMALL CAPITALS
Window and dialogue box titles.
Symbol
Use
Indicates hints and notes that may ease the
use of the Sony Personal Navigation
System.
Indicates additional information.
Warns against dangers that might cause
damage to objects and persons.
Liability
Limitation of liability
The software and the manual are subject to change without
notice. Sony may not be liable for the correctness of the
information contained in this manual nor for damages resulting
from the use of this manual.
To improve the quality of our products and our services, we
appreciate all suggestions for improvement and all error notices.
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Trademarks
Registered
trademarks
All brands and trademarks mentioned in this document are
possibly registered by third party and subject to the current
legislation and to the rights of their respective owners without
reservation. All mentioned names of products, societies, or
brands may be registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Every right that is not explicitly accorded is reserved.
The absence of an explicit labelling of registered trademarks does
not allow the conclusion that this brand was not subject to the
rights of third party.
Ù Windows and ActiveSync are registered trademarks of the
Microsoft Corporation.
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Operating the navigation
software
Topics covered in this chapter:
Managing languages and maps
page 8
Hardware keys
page 8
Software keyboard
page 8
Character keyboard
Mobile phone keyboard
Lists
page 12
Command buttons
page 16
Information
page 16
Energy
GPS-Status
Traffic reports
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Managing languages and maps
Installer tool
The enclosed software DVD includes an Installer tool. You use
this to ascertain which languages and maps will be available on
your navigation device.
If you have purchased a version of the Sony Personal
Navigation System that doesn’t have any maps on DVD, then
you can use this tool to create a back-up copy of the map on the
navigation device.
1. Use ActiveSync® to connect the navigation device with your
computer and insert the DVD.
The Installer tool starts automatically.
2. Then follow the instructions on the computer screen.
Hardware keys
Hardware keys
Two hardware keys are located at the top of the device:
Right:
Switches the device on and off.
On / off switch
Left:
Standard map view
During a navigation:
repeats the last drive instruction. It shows the speed information
if this has been hidden.
Otherwise:
The standard map view opens and shows your current position.
Software keyboard
Survey
A software keyboard appears on the screen when text entries are
necessary. Choose the character keyboard or the mobile phone
keyboard.
You can use the buttons to toggle between the keyboards.
Tap this button to toggle to the mobile keyboard.
Tap this button to toggle to the character keyboard.
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Character keyboard
You may carry out all entries with your finger on the character
keyboard. But you may enter capital letters only.
You need not enter small letters or special characters when
entering a destination's town or street name. The Sony
Personal Navigation System replaces these characters
automatically. When you are looking for, e.g., a French town
called "Héroïnès", simply type "HEROINES".
Your entry appears in the field directly above the keyboard. You
can see the first data record that starts with the characters of
your entry.
The data record on the button is part of a list of data records that
corresponds to all your previous entries. You can scroll through
this list using the buttons
up and
down.
You can display more than three data records at once by tapping
the button
.
You can discover more about using the List icon by referring to
chapter "Lists" on page 12.
Entering a space,
deleting a
character…
Tap the
Tap the
cursor.
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icon to enter a space character.
icon to delete the character at the left of the
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Switching between
character and
number entry…
Tap the
icon to enter numbers, e.g. for a postcode.
Tap the
icon to return to the character entry mode.
Tap the
icon to enter a special character.
Special characters
The special characters keyboard appears.
Tap the
icon to return to the character entry mode.
You need not enter special characters when entering a
destination's town or street name but they may be helpful for
entering names for saved destinations and itineraries.
Mobile phone keyboard
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You may carry out all entries with your finger on the mobile
phone keyboard. But you may enter capital letters only.
As on a mobile phone, each key is designed to enter several
letters with it. The position of a letter on a key caption indicates
how often you must tap this key to enter the respective letter.
E.g., to enter an "S", tap the "PQRS" key four times.
You need not enter small letters or special characters when
entering a destination's town or street name. The Sony
Personal Navigation System replaces these characters
automatically. When you are looking for, e.g., a French town
called "Héroïnès", simply type "HEROINES".
Entering a space,
deleting a
character…
Switching between
character and
number entry…
Tap the
icon to enter a space character.
Tap the
cursor.
icon to delete the character at the left of the
Tap the
icon to enter numbers, e.g. for a postcode.
Tap the
icon to return to the character entry mode.
Tap the
icon to enter a special character.
Special characters
The special characters keyboard appears.
Tap the
icon to return to the character entry mode.
You need not enter special characters when entering a
destination's town or street name but they may be helpful for
entering names for saved destinations and itineraries.
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Lists
Survey
There are many cases where you have to select an entry from a
list.
For example, if you have not entered the full name of a location.
Each time you enter a character the first found entry that starts
with the characters entered so far appears in the text field.
A maximum of three entries can be displayed above the
keyboard. To view a longer list of suitable entries, tap the List
icon.
At the end of the list you will find entries that include the
characters entered so far, but these characters appear in the
middle or the end of the word.
Marked list entry
An entry in the list is always marked and shown on a button.
Additional information is often displayed in extra lines. In the
case of towns, this information would include the postcode and
the district associated with the town in question.
The marked entry can be chosen by tapping its button.
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Buttons
The lists screens have three buttons located on the right and
lower edge of the screen:
Up: Tap this icon to scroll the list one item up.
Down: Tap this icon to scroll the list one item down.
Back: Tap this icon to return to the entry screen without
selecting a listed element.
Example
Search for BICKNOR.
1. In the
MENU
tap New destination.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap Navigation.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. Tap Address.
The ADDRESS screen opens.
4. Tap the Town or Postcode entry field.
The software keyboard appears.
5. Enter the letter B.
The letter B appears in the input line above the character
keys.
Above it, a button shows the first town in the database to
start with the letter B.
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The second town to start with the letter B is displayed
underneath the button.
You can move through the list using the buttons Up und
Down. However, you will always see a maximum of 3
elements from the list.
6. Enter the letters ICK.
BICK is now displayed in the input line.
Above this a button shows the first town in the database that
starts with BICK.
The second town starting with BICK is shown underneath the
button.
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7. Tap on the List icon.
A list of all the towns that start with BICK is displayed. The
town on the button is marked.
The end of the list gives all the towns that include BICK in
their names.
8. Tap the Down button until BICKNOR appears on the icon.
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9. Tap on BICKNOR.
The ADDRESS screen opens. BICKNOR is entered in the Town
or Postcode field.
Command buttons
Icons
Most of the Sony Personal Navigation System screens have
the following buttons:
Return
Tap this icon to return to the previous screen.
You can use this icon to stop navigation.
Map view
Tap on this button to return to the standard map view. From
there you can open the MENU by tapping on any point in the map.
Information
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On virtually all the Sony Personal Navigation System screens
you will find the GPS and TMC buttons. You can use these to
display the current GPS status and the current traffic information
at any time.
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Energy
The Energy icon is placed at the bottom right corner of the
screen. The colour of the icon and the symbol displayed on it
have the following significance:
Colour/Symbol
Significance
The device is connected to an external
power supply. The battery is being
charged.
The charge state of the battery is
sufficient.
The size of the segment on the
battery indicates its charge state (3/3
or 2/3).
The device is being supplied by its
internal battery. The charge state of
the battery is weak.
The size of the segment on the
battery indicates its charge state (0 or
1/3).
A message window informs you when
the charge state of the battery
becomes insufficient.
GPS-Status
The GPS STATUS window includes information about your current
location and your current speed. You can also save your current
location.
The GPS button is located on the right half of the upper edge of
the screen. The different GPS-icons have the following
significance:
Symbol
Significance
No signal
No signal or only an insufficient GPS
signal is being received. This is the
case, e.g. if you are located in an
enclosed building.
GPS ready
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The signals are convenient. Navigation
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Tap on the GPS button.
The GPS STATUS window opens:
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Entry
Significance
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time
Time of London ignoring daylight saving
time.
Longitude /
Latitude
Current position:
Indication of east longitude and north
latitude.
Satellites
Number of received satellites. At least three
satellites must be received for navigation
purposes.
HDOP
Horizontal Dilution of Precision:
Indicates the quality of position
determination. Theoretically any value from 0
to 50 may occur. The smaller the value, the
more accurate is the position determination
(value 0 = no deviation from the real
position). Values up to 8 are convenient for
navigation purposes.
Speed
Indicates your current speed.
Position
Indicates the address of your current
position.
Save
Tap on this button to save the current
location in FAVOURITES.
Quit
Tap this button to quit the GPS screen.
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Traffic reports
TMC cradle
If your navigation device is being used in a TMC cradle, the
system can access current traffic reports and can, if necessary,
dynamically change the route in order, for example, to avoid a
traffic jam. You can show the current valid traffic reports.
Note: compared to the standard cradle, the TMC cradle includes
a module to receive TMC messages. You can recognize the TMC
module from the TMC lettering on the left.
When the device is not being used in a TMC cradle, the TMC
button is not shown.
The TMC button is located in the centre of the upper edge of the
screen. The different TMC-icons have the following significance:
Symbol
Significance
No Symbol
The navigation device is not used in a
TMC cradle.
Searching for
broadcast station
The TMC-receiver is ready but cannot
receive TMC signals. This is the case
when, e.g., you are in an area where
TMC is not available.
TMC signals are being received.
TMC ready
TMC
Tap this icon to display TMC information.
For details on the TMC functionality, please refer to "TMC",
page 80.
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Navigation
Topics covered in this chapter:
Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System
page 22
Menu
Basic settings
page 25
Indicating a destination
page 28
Specifying the country of your destination
Entering an address
Selecting a point of interest
Indicating destinations on the map
Favourites
Recent destinations
Navigating homewards
Destination management
page 45
Saving a destination
Renaming a destination
Deleting a destination
Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)
page 47
Indicating route points
Editing, saving and managing itineraries
Calculating the route
Displaying the itinerary on the map
Simulating the route
Starting navigation
Navigation
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Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System
Starting the
navigation software…
1. Switch on the device (right key at the top of the navigation
device).
The device displays a section of the map. If a GPS signal can
already be evaluated, your current position will be shown on
the map.
Note: on almost all the other screens you will find the
Map view button.
You use this button to quickly return to the standard map
view.
2. Tap anywhere on the map to open the MENU.
Menu
The MENU opens:
Menu
From the MENU you can access all the functions of the program.
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Note: The Sony Personal Navigation System always opens
with the screen that was active at the time you switched off the
device.
New destination
Tap on the New destination button to enter a destination for
the navigation, or plan a route.
Find out more about the navigation to a specific destination from
section "Indicating a destination" on page25.
Find out more about navigation home from section "Navigating
homewards" on page 44.
Find out more about route planning from section "Indicating
several destinations (Itinerary with stages)" on page 47.
Vicinity search
Tap on the Search nearby button to search for a point of
interest in the vicinity of your current position .
Refer to section "Point of interest nearby" on page30.
Route
Tap on the Route button to process or simulate an already
calculated route.
Find out more information about displaying the entire route from
section "Indicating a destination" on page 25.
Find out more about blocking a route section whilst navigating
from section "Blocking a route section" on page 76.
Find out more about simulating a route from section "Simulating
the route" on page 57.
Find out more about skipping a stage point from section "Next
destination" on page75.
Find out more about route options from section "Routing options"
on page88.
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Loudspeaker off
Tap the Loudspeaker off button to switch off the device’s
loudspeaker. You will no longer be able to hear drive instructions.
The button appears pressed.
Tap this button again to switch the loudspeaker back on.
Settings
Tap the Settings button to modify the settings of the Sony
Personal Navigation System.
For details, please refer to "Settings", page 84.
Quit navigation
This button is only visible while you are navigating or while you
are simulating a navigation.
Tap on the Quit Navigation button to cancel navigation (or a
simulation).
GPS status
Tap on the GPS button to obtain information about the GPS
positioning and about your current location.
For details, please refer to "TMC", page 80.
Traffic reports
Tap on the TMC button to obtain an overview of the current valid
traffic reports that have been received by your device.
For details, please refer to "Working with the map", page 63.
Tap on the Map view button to open the standard map view.
The Back button in the MENU carries out the same function.
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Basic settings
Basic settings
Before working with the Sony Personal Navigation System,
we recommend
Ù indicating the time zone of the region you are staying in
currently so that the system can indicate correct times of
arrival in navigation mode,
Ù entering the home address. You may then navigate home
from anywhere.
1. In the MENU, tap Settings.
The SETTINGS screen opens.
2. Tap the Down button until you see the screen page with the
Time zone button. Then tap on Time zone.
Indicate the time
zone…
The TIME ZONE screen opens.
3. Tap into the Time zone entry filed.
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The SELECT THE TIME ZONE list opens.
4. Use the Up and Down buttons to select a valid time zone for
your present location (GMT without summer time). The
display of towns or states in the presently chosen zone makes
it easier for you too choose.
5. Tap the selected time zone.
The time zone is then transferred to the TIME ZONE screen.
6. Tap on the Summer time field to toggle between
summertime (yes) and wintertime (no).
Note: If there is a clock change or if you are travelling into
another time zone, you will have to adjust the respective setting.
7. Tap Save.
8. Tap on Back.
The SETTINGS screen opens.
9. Use the Up and Down buttons to select the screen page with
the Home address button. Then tap on Home address.
Saving your home
address…
The HOME ADDRESS screen opens.
10. Tap Enter your home address.
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The NAVIGATION screen opens.
11. Tap the Address button and enter your home address as
described in "Entering an address", page 29.
12. Tap the Set as home address button.
The address is indicated on the HOME ADDRESS screen.
13. Tap the Save button.
14. Tap on the Map view button.
The standard map view opens.
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Indicating a destination
Basic principle of
navigation
In this chapter you will learn about the possibilities for indicating
and managing destinations in the Sony Personal Navigation
System.
For details on how to start navigation to a destination, please
refer to "Starting navigation", page 59.
Indicating a
destination
In the Sony Personal Navigation System there are several
possibilities to enter or to select destinations:
Ù Entering an address, see page 29
Ù Selecting a point of interest, see page 30
Ù Indicating destinations on the map, see page 38
Ù Favourites, see page 42
Ù Recent destinations, see page 43
Ù Navigating homewards, see page 44
Specifying the country of your destination
First of all enter the country of your destination. You don’t have
to repeat this each time. You only need to change this if your
destination is in a different country to the last one.
1. Tap on New destination in the MENU.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
2. In the NAVIGATION screen, tap on the Country button.
The COUNTRY list opens.
3. Tap on the country of your destination.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
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Note: Only countries of which at least a part is represented
on the currently loaded map may be selected.
Entering an address
1. In the MENU, tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. On the NAVIGATION screen, tap Address.
Indicating an
address…
The ADDRESS screen opens.
4. Enter the destination town into the Town or Postcode entry
field. Enter either its name or its postcode.
For information on working with lists, please refer to "Lists",
page 12.
5. Enter the destination street into the Street entry field.
6. If you know the house number of your destination, enter it in
the field next to the street.
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Note: If the house numbers of the respective street are
stored in the database of places, you may tap the field
besides the Street field.
If no house numbers are stored, the respective field is
deactivated. The software navigates to the respective street
7. Enter the name of a crossroad into the Intersection entry
field if you want to define an intersection as destination point
(e.g. because the house number is not available).
For information on working with lists, please refer to "Lists",
page 12.
Start navigation
Tap on the Start navigation button to commence navigation to
the specified destination.
Look this up in chapter "Starting navigation" on page59.
Show on map
Tap on the Show on map button to see the specified address on
the map.
Look this up in chapter "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary
with stages)" on page 47.
Save
Tap on the Save button to save the specified address under
FAVOURITES.
Look this up in chapter "Saving a destination" on page 45.
Selecting a point of interest
Points of interest
Points of Interest, also referred to as POIs, are stored in the
database of places and may be displayed on the map. Ports,
airports, restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, public buildings, and
others belong to the special destinations.
Indicate a point of interest by selecting one
Point of interest nearby
Note: You may only select Points of interest nearby if the GPS
reception is sufficient for the positioning.
1. In the MENU, tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Navigation button.
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The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. In the NAVIGATION screen, tap Point of interest.
The POINT OF INTEREST screen opens:
4. In the POINT OF INTEREST screen, tap …nearby.
Selecting a Point of
interest nearby…
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5. Select the category (e.g. Garage) from which points of
interest should be searched. Only those categories for which
points of interest can be found near your current position will
be shown.
The POI NEARBY screen opens. The Category 1 field shows
the chosen category.
6. Tap on the Category 2 field and select the subcategory (e.g.
Audi VW Seat Skoda) under which the point of interest should
be searched. Only those subcategories for which points of
interest can be found in the current vicinity will be shown.
7. Select the correct destination from the Point of interest list
field.
Note: Initially, the points of interest will be searched for in a
very small radius around your current location. If no or
unsuitable points of interest are found then select the entry
More… You then obtain all the points of interest found in a
greater vicinity.
Note: You need not make entries into the Category 1 and
Category 2 fields. Their purpose is only to shorten the Point
of interest list. This list may become very extensive,
especially in big towns.
Start navigation
Tap on the Start navigation button to commence navigation to
the specified destination.
Look this up in chapter "Starting navigation" on page59.
Show on map
Tap on the Show on map button to see the specified address on
the map.
Look this up in chapter "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary
with stages)" on page 47.
Save
Tap on the Save button to save the specified address under
FAVOURITES.
Look this up in chapter "Saving a destination" on page 45.
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Point of interest in a certain town
1. In the MENU, tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. On the NAVIGATION screen, tap Point of interest.
The POINT OF INTEREST screen opens:
4. On the POINT OF INTEREST screen, tap …in a town.
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Selecting a Point of
interest in a certain
town…
The screen for inputting the town opens:
5. Enter the town in which a point of interest should be
searched. You can either enter the postcode or the name of
the town.
The CATEGORY screen opens.
6. Select the category (e.g. Garage) from which points of
interest should be searched. Only those categories for which
points of interest can be found in the specified area will be
shown.
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The POINT OF INTEREST OF SUPRAREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
opens. The Category 1 field shows the chosen category.
7. Tap on the Category 2 field and select the subcategory (e.g.
Audi VW Seat Skoda …) under which the point of interest
should be searched. Only those subcategories for which points
of interest can be found in the specified town will be shown.
8. Select the correct destination from the Point of interest list
field.
Note: You need not make entries into the Category 1 and
Category 2 fields. Their purpose is only to shorten the Point
of interest list. This list may become very extensive,
especially in big towns.
Start navigation
Tap on the Start navigation button to commence navigation to
the specified destination.
Look this up in chapter "Starting navigation" on page59.
Show on map
Tap on the Show on map button to see the specified address on
the map.
Look this up in chapter "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary
with stages)" on page 47.
Save
Tap on the Save button to save the specified address under
FAVOURITES.
Look this up in chapter "Saving a destination" on page 45.
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Point of interest of supraregional significance
1. In the MENU, tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. On the NAVIGATION screen, tap Point of interest.
The POINT OF INTEREST screen opens:
4. On the POINT OF INTEREST screen, tap …nationwide.
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Selecting a Point of
interest of
supraregional
significance…
The CATEGORY screen opens.
5. Select the category (e.g. car airport) from which points of
interest should be searched. Only categories of supraregional
importance will be shown.
The POI NATIONWIDE screen opens. The Category field
shows the chosen category.
6. Select the correct destination from the Point of interest list
field.
Note: You need not make entries into the Category field.
Their purpose is only to shorten the Point of interest list.
This list may become very extensive, especially in big towns.
Start navigation
Tap on the Start navigation button to commence navigation to
the specified destination.
Look this up in chapter "Starting navigation" on page59.
Show on map
Tap on the Show on map button to see the specified address on
the map.
Look this up in chapter "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary
with stages)" on page 47.
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Save
Tap on the Save button to save the specified address under
FAVOURITES.
Look this up in chapter "Saving a destination" on page 45.
Indicating destinations on the map
You may indicate a destination directly on the map.
There are two ways to launch a destination search on the map:
Ù Via the standard map view
Ù Via the Select on map button
The standard map view route is usually quicker.
Via map view
1. If the standard map view is not yet open, tap on the button
Map view.
This button can be found on almost all the Sony Personal
Navigation System screens in the bottom, right corner of
the screen.
The map opens.
1a Tap the Search for destination button on the map.
The map opens in SEARCH DESTINATION mode. The most
significant characteristic of this mode is a large crosshair on
the screen.
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Via the Select on
map button
1. In the MENU tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
1a Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
1b On the NAVIGATION screen, tap on the Select on map
button.
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The map opens in SEARCH DESTINATION mode. The most
significant characteristic of this mode is a large crosshair on
the screen.
How to accept
destinations from the
map…
2. Push the desired destination into the middle of the crosshair.
Refer to chapter "Operating the map" on page 65 to discover
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3. Tap on the Select destination button.
The MAP MENU opens. It shows the address of the destination
in the crosshair. If the destination in the crosshair is not
located on a road that is included in the map, you will be
shown the coordinates.
You have the following options:
This function is only available when GPS reception is possible
(The GPS-symbol must be GPS ready).
Tap the Start navigation button to start navigation to the
selected place.
Caution: Using this function while you are already navigating
deletes all current destinations (stage points and destination
point).
Tap the Save button to save the selected place. You may
then at any time select this place from the FAVOURITES.
Tap the Search nearby button to search for a point of
interest near the selected place.
Tap the Add button to add the selected place to your
itinerary. The selected point will be marked by a little flag. It
will also be added to the list of route points of the ROUTE
PLANNING screen where it figures as destination point.
Using this function while you are already navigating causes an
immediate recalculation of your route.
Tap the Interim destination button to make the selected
point the next stage point of your itinerary. Your route will be
recalculated immediately and then navigation will continue.
Once you have reached the interim destination, navigation to
the original destination is resumed.
Tap on the Back button to return to the map view without
executing a function.
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Favourites
Survey
All destinations you have saved by tapping the Save button are
listed on the FAVOURITES screen. On this screen you may:
Ù select destinations for navigation purposes,
Ù rename destinations, and
Ù delete destinations from the list.
1. In the MENU, tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. On the NAVIGATION screen, tap Favourites.
Saved destinations
The FAVOURITES screen opens.
4. Tap the entry of the respective destination.
5. Use the Up and Down buttons to select the desired location.
The selected location appears on the select button.
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6. Tap on the select button with the marked destination.
Once you have chosen a destination for the navigation, the
ROUTE OPTIONS screen opens.
When you have selected a route point for a route planning,
the ROUTE PLANNING screen opens. The destination is entered
as a route point.
For information on deleting or renaming saved destinations,
please refer to "Destination management", page 45.
Recent destinations
Survey
All destinations you have navigated to recently are listed on the
RECENT DESTINATIONS screen. On this screen you may:
Ù select destinations for navigation purposes,
Ù Add destinations to the SAVED DESTINATIONS list, and
Ù delete destinations from the RECENT DESTINATIONS list.
1. In the MENU, tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Navigation button.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. On the NAVIGATION screen, tap Recent destinations.
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Recent destinations
The RECENT DESTINATIONS screen opens.
4. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired
destination.
The marked destination appears on the select button.
5. Tap on the marked destination.
When you have chosen a destination for the navigation the
ROUTE OPTIONS screen opens.
When you have chosen a route point for a route planning, the
ROUTE PLANNING screen opens. The destination is entered as a
route point.
Refer to chapter "Destination management" on page 45 to
find out how to delete the marked destination or save it under
Favourites.
Navigating homewards
Survey
If you have stored your home address you may quickly start
navigation home at any place.
For information on saving your home address, please refer to
"Home address", page 90.
Navigating
homewards…
1. In the MENU tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Home button.
The route is now being calculated and navigation starts.
The route calculation takes into account the settings that are
established in the ROUTE OPTIONS screen.
For details, please refer to "Settings", page 84.
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Destination management
Survey
Destinations may be stored in two lists:
Ù the FAVOURITES
Ù the RECENT DESTINATIONS list
Every destination you are indicating and the destinations from
the RECENT DESTINATIONS list may be added to the FAVOURITES.
This makes sense if you want to navigate more often to the
respective destination.
Destinations from the FAVOURITES may be renamed.
Items from both lists may be deleted.
Saving a destination
Precondition
You have entered a destination as described in "Indicating a
destination", page 28
- OR –
You have opened the RECENT DESTINATIONS list as described in
"Recent destinations", page 43.
1. Tap the Save icon.
.
The NAME OF DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Enter a name for the destination.
3. Tap the OK button.
The destination has now been added to the FAVOURITES.
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Renaming a destination
1. Open the FAVOURITES screen, as described in chapter
"Favourites" on page42.
2. Select the destination you want to rename.
3. Tap the Edit icon.
The NAME OF DESTINATION screen opens.
4. Enter the new name of the destination.
5. Tap the OK button.
The destination is now renamed.
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Deleting a destination
Precondition
You have opened the FAVOURITES as described in "Favourites",
page 42
- OR –
You have opened the RECENT DESTINATIONS list as described in
"Recent destinations", page 43.
1. Tap the entry of the destination to be deleted.
2. Tap the Delete icon.
The CONFIRM screen opens.
3. Tap Yes to delete the destination from the list.
The destination is now deleted from the list.
Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)
Itinerary planning
Navigation
You may plan itineraries without receiving GPS-signals, e.g.
comfortably at home. Planned itineraries may be stored. Thus
you may plan as many itineraries as you want, e.g. for holidays.
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Indicating route points
Planning itineraries…
1. On the MENU tap on the New destination button.
The NEW DESTINATION screen opens.
2. Tap on the Route planning button.
The ROUTE PLANNING screen opens:
3. Tap the Add route point icon to enter the first route point.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
4. Indicate the destination as described in "Indicating a
destination", page 28.
5. Tap Add.
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The ITINERARY PLANNING screen opens. The destination is
added as stage point 1.
6. Repeat steps 2-4 for every stage point you want to add to the
itinerary.
Editing, saving and managing itineraries
Survey
You may plan as many itineraries as you want, e.g. for holidays.
You may save them and use them later for navigation purposes.
At any moment, you may add stage points, modify the order of
the stages, or display the itinerary on the map.
The following commands are available on the ITINERARY
PLANNING screen:
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Selection
These icons are deactivated when the list does not contain any
route point.
Up
Tap this icon to move the selection one route point up.
Tap this icon several times to move the selection several route
points up.
Down
Tap this icon to move the selection one route point down.
Tap this icon several times to move the selection several route
points down.
Changing the order
Route point up
Tap this icon to navigate to the respective stage point earlier
(example: stage 3 becomes stage 2).
Route point down
Tap this icon to navigate to the respective stage point later
(example: stage 2 becomes stage 3).
Deleting route points
Delete route point
Tap this icon to delete the selected route point from the list.
This icon is deactivated when not route point is selected.
Adding route points
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added before the stage point that currently has the focus. You
may shift it using the Route point up and Route point down
icons.
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Managing itineraries
Save itinerary
Only itineraries that contain at least one route point may be
saved. Otherwise this icon is deactivated.
1. Tap this icon to save the itinerary you have planned.
The NAME OF THE ITINERARY screen opens.
2. Enter a name for the itinerary.
3. Tap OK.
Note: Only the route points will be saved. If you load an
itinerary, you will have to recalculate it.
Load itinerary
1. Tap this icon to load a saved itinerary, e.g. to modify it or for
navigation purposes.
The SELECT ITINERARY screen opens:
2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route.
The marked route appears on the select button.
3. Tap on the marked route.
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Rename itinerary
1. Tap the Load itinerary icon. (This icon is deactivated if there
is no saved itinerary available)
The SELECT ITINERARY screen opens:
2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route.
The marked route appears on the select button.
3. Tap the Edit icon.
The NAME OF THE ITINERARY screen opens:
4. Enter the new name of the itinerary.
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5. Tap OK.
The SELECT ITINERARY screen reopens. The itinerary has been
renamed.
6. Tap on the button with the renamed route in order to
download this route.
- OR Tap the
Back
icon to open the ROUTE PLANNING screen without loading an
itinerary.
Delete itinerary
1. Tap the Load itinerary icon. (This icon is deactivated if there
is no saved itinerary available)
The SELECT ITINERARY screen opens.
2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route.
The marked route appears on the select button.
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3. Tap the Delete icon to delete the selected itinerary.
The CONFIRM screen opens.
4. Tap Yes.
The SELECT ITINERARY screen reopens. The deleted route is no
more listed.
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Calculating the route
An itinerary may be calculated even without GPS reception in
order to get an impression on the route.
The system assumes then the first route point to be the start
point of the route.
Note: When you start navigation, the system identifies your
current position and makes it the start point. The first indicated
route point is then the first stage point.
1. Tap this icon to calculate the distance and the estimated
duration of the entire itinerary.
The ROUTE OPTIONS screen opens:
2. Determine the route options.
For detailed information on setting the route options, please
refer to "Routing options", page 88.
Note: The standard settings for the route options may be
changed on the ROUTE OPTIONS screen. For detailed
information on changing the standard settings refer also to
"Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System", page 83.
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3. Tap the Calculate route icon.
The route is being calculated. A message window informs you
on the progress of calculation.
When the calculation has ended, the entire route from the first to
the last route point and the probable duration of journey for this
route are displayed at the bottom of the ROUTE PLANNING screen.
Furthermore, the distance and the estimated duration of each
stage will be indicated with the selected route point entry.
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Displaying the itinerary on the map
Show itinerary
1. Tap the Show on map button to display the entire itinerary
on the map.
The map opens in SEARCH FOR DESTINATION mode.
The itinerary is highlighted in orange.
The route points are marked by flags.
In SEARCH FOR DESTINATION mode you can also add a
destination to the route. For more information, read chapter
"Indicating destinations on the map" on page 38.
For information on working with maps, please refer to
"Working with the map", page 63.
2. Tap on the
Back
button to return to the ROUTE PLANNING screen.
Simulating the route
Simulation
You may execute a simulated navigation.
Note: The reception of GPS-signals is not necessary for the
simulation.
Simulation is restricted to routes of 60 miles max.
Precondition
Ù You have planned or loaded a route as described in
"Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)" on
page47.
Ù The route must be calculated as described in "Calculating the
route" on page55.
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1. Tap the
Map view
button.
The standard map view opens.
2. Tap short on any place on the map.
The MENU opens.
3. Tap on Route.
The ROUTE window opens.
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4. Tap on Simulation.
The route is recalculated for the simulation.
Simulation starts when calculation has finished.
Stopping the
simulation
You may quit a simulation at any moment.
1. Tap short on any place on the map.
The MENU screen opens.
2. Tap Stop navigation.
Starting navigation
Precondition
You have entered a destination as described in "Indicating a
destination", page 28,
- OR You have selected a destination from the FAVOURITES as
described in "Favourites", page 42,
- OR –
You have selected one of your RECENT DESTINATIONS as described
in "Recent destinations", page 43,
- OR You have planned or loaded an itinerary as described in
"Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)", page 47.
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1. Tap Start navigation.
The ROUTE OPTIONS screen opens:
2. Determine the route options.
For detailed information on setting the route options, please
refer to "Routing options", page 88.
Note: The standard settings for the route options may be
changed in SETTINGS – ROUTE OPTIONS. For detailed
information on changing the standard settings refer to
"Settings", page 84.
The system calculates the route.
The map screen opens. Your current position is indicated by a
red arrow. The route is highlighted in orange.
Note: When you start navigation after having planned or
loaded an itinerary, then your current position is the start
point of the route. The first indicated route point is then the
first stage point of your route.
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No GPS reception?
When the received GPS signal is not sufficient, the following
message appears:
You have two possibilities:
Ù Wait until navigation starts. This will happen as soon as the
GPS reception is sufficient.
Ù Tap Cancel and restart navigation as soon as the reception of
GPS signals is convenient. You may notice that by watching
the GPS symbol on the screen: it becomes GPS ready when
the reception is good.
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Working with the map
Topics covered in this chapter:
Selecting a map
page 64
Operating the map
page 65
Representation of the map in navigation mode
page 69
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Selecting a map
Selecting a map
To load another map which is available on the currently inserted
memory card, proceed as follows:
1. In the MENU tap the Settings button.
The SETTINGS screen opens.
2. Tap on Select map.
The SELECT MAP screen opens.
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3. Tap on the Map button.
The AVAILABLE MAPS screen opens:
4. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired map.
The marked map appears on the select button
5. Tap on the select window for the marked map.
6. The Select map button opens again.
7. Tap on the Save window.
8. Tap on the
Map view button to return to the standard map
view.
Operating the map
Overview
The map can be shown as two different views:
Ù In the Standard map view
Ù In the Search for destination map view
Each of these views has different functions that are described in
the following.
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Standard map view
The STANDARD map view appears after you switch on the
navigation device and also during navigation.
The following properties are typical for this view:
Ù Your current position is indicated by a red triangle in the
centre of the lower third. When you move along, the triangle
does not change its position on the screen. Instead, the map
section changes according to your direction of movement.
Ù The scale of the map changes depending on your speed.
You can open the STANDARD map view by tapping on the
Map view button. This button can be found on almost
all the Sony Personal Navigation System screens.
The map opens automatically when you start navigation.
Opening the menu
Under the standard map view, when you tap on a point in the
map, the MENU opens. From here you can access all the functions
of the Sony Personal Navigation System.
The STANDARD map view offers the following buttons:
Hide and show
Hide and
Show
When you tap on the Hide button, all the other buttons on the
map are hidden. This gives you a better overview.
The only button on the screen is now the Show button.
If you now tap on this button, the other buttons will be shown
again.
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Map alignment
align North or
align In driving direction
Tap on North to align the map in such a way that north is always
at the top.
This view corresponds to the map view of printed maps, but is
impractical for the navigation.
Tap on In driving direction in order to align the map in such a
way that the “straight ahead” direction of movement is always
“pointing up” on the screen.
This view is recommended for the navigation because the
directions right and left are shown on the map exactly as they
are in reality.
Search for
destination
Search for destination
Tap on this button to change to the Search for destination map
view. Refer to the next chapter ("Search for destination view" on
page 67) for more information.
Search for destination view
In the SEARCH FOR DESTINATION view you can choose a
destination directly on the map or obtain an overview of a
specific area.
Chapter "Indicating destinations on the map" on page 38
describes how you choose a destination from the map.
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The following characteristics are typical for this view:
Ù A large crosshair appears on the screen. The point in the
centre of the crosshair is being "aimed at".
Ù The map is north up.
Ù The map is fixed and will not follow your position. If you
change to this view whilst you are driving, the triangle that
represents your position disappears from the screen.
Ù You can change the zoom level and therefore the size of the
map section.
Ù You can move the map in order to show a different map
section.
You can open SEARCH FOR DESTINATION by
Ù tapping the Select destination button under the STANDARD
map view. (Refer to "Indicating destinations on the map" on
page 38)
Ù tapping the On map button under the navigation screen.
(Refer to "Indicating destinations on the map" on page 38)
Ù tapping Show in map after you’ve entered a destination or
planned a route.
The SEARCH FOR DESTINATION map view offers the following
buttons:
Hide and show
Hide and
Show
If you tap on the Hide button all the other buttons on the map
are hidden. You obtain a better overview this way.
The only button remaining on the screen is the Show button.
If you now tap on this button, the other buttons are shown again.
Fix position or map
Fix position or
Fix map
Tap on Fix position to show your current position in the middle
of the lower third of the screen. When you drive, the triangle
does not change its position on the screen. Instead, the map
section follows your direction of movement accordingly
Tap on the Fix map button to fix the map section. When you
drive, the triangle that represents your position moves out of the
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Map alignment
Align In driving direction or
align North
Tap on the In driving direction button to align the map in such
a way that the “straight ahead” direction of movement is always
“pointing up” on the screen.
This view is then only possible if you have fixed the position (see
above) and you are moving.
Tap on the North button to align the map in such a way that
north is always at the top.
This view corresponds with the view on printed maps, but it is not
practical for the navigation.
Select destination
Select destination
Tap on this button in order to select the point in the centre of the
crosshair as a destination point for the navigation or for the route
planning. Refer to chapter "Indicating destinations on the map"
on page 38 for more information.
Zoom level, scale
Zoom in
Zoom out
Tap on the Zoom in button to zoom in on the map. The map
section becomes smaller, but the detail increases.
Tap on the Zoom out button to zoom out on the map. The map
section becomes larger but the detail reduces.
Zoom level bar displays the current zoom level.
The
The more white lines you see the smaller the scale.
Representation of the map in navigation mode
During navigation the map opens in the STANDARD view. For the
Mode 2D/3D, Autozoom and Alignment, the settings that
have been established in the AUTO MODE screen will be used.
Refer to chapter "Auto mode" on page 87 for more information.
Assistance for
navigation
Working with the map
Various types of information useful for the journey will be
displayed during navigation.
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Information
c
If two manoeuvres are to be executed quickly one
after the other, the small upper arrow field indicates
the manoeuvre to be executed immediately after the
next manoeuvre.
d
The red arrow indicates your current position on the
map.
e
The next manoeuvre is shown in the large arrow field.
Left of the indication arrow you will see a row of
orange bars.
As you approach the place where the manoeuvre
needs to be carried out, these bars will decrease.
When all the bars have disappeared, this is when you
need to carry out the action (e.g. turn).
The bars appear again afterwards.
f
The distance field shows the distance until the next
action. As you approach the place where the action
needs to be carried out, the distance information is
hidden. You then need to orientate yourself on the
bars to the left of the arrow.
g
The upper street field indicates the name of the next
street to turn on.
h
The lower street field indicates the name of the street
you are currently on.
i
The info box displays the current height above sea
level and the current speed. The compass needle
shows where north is.
j
The route information field displays the remaining
distance until you reach your destination and the
probable time of arrival. If you have planned a route,
this information refers to the next stage point.
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Note: the information regarding the numbers f to j can also
be hidden in the ROUTE INFORMATION screen. Refer to chapter
"Route information" on page 85 to find out more.
Signpost info
The upper part of the Map screen displays information on the
signposts you have to follow:
This information covers some of the other buttons on the map.
Tap on the signposts to hide them.
Press the left hardware key on the device in order to show the
signposts.
Note: this information can only be shown if it is included in the
map material. You can completely suppress your presentation
using the SIGNPOSTS screen. Refer to chapter "Signpost
information" on page 86 to find out more.
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Useful functions for navigation
Topics covered in this chapter:
Show the entire route
page 74
Next destination
page 75
Blocking a route section
page 76
Change route options
page 78
Simulation
page 79
TMC
page 80
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Survey
The following functions are available during navigation or after
calculating a planned route:
Show the entire route
Overview
During navigation you always see only a part of the route on the
screen. You can however display the entire route in order to gain
a general overview.
The map is open in the STANDARD view.
1. Tap anywhere on the map.
The MENU opens.
2. Tap on the Route button.
The ROUTE screen opens.
3. Tap on the Show Route button.
The map opens in the SEARCH FOR DESTINATION view.
The route is highlighted in orange. The destination (in the
case of a planned route, also the stage points) is labelled with
a little flag.
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Note: you can now add or insert an interim destination.
Refer to chapter "Indicating destinations on the map" on page
38 for more information.
Next destination
Next destination
Next destination
This function is only available when you are navigating a route
with at least one stage point and when you are working in
extended mode.
Use this function if you want to skip the next stage point.
Example: You have planned an itinerary from your office to
"Company A" and then to "Company B" and you are already on
your way. Before you arrive at "Company A", a mobile phone call
informs you that you need not visit "Company A".
Tap the Next destination button to navigate to the stage point
after the next (here: "Company B").
The system recalculates the route. "Company B" will be your next
destination.
The map is open in the STANDARD view.
1. Tap anywhere on the map.
The MENU opens.
2. Tap on the Route button.
The ROUTE screen opens.
3. Tap on the Next destination button in order to head for the
next but one route point (in the example: "company B").
The route is recalculated so that the next but one route point
can be approached as the next destination.
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Blocking a route section
Blocking a route
section manually
You may block a route section manually in order to evade it.
Manual blocking forces a recalculation of the route.
Presume that you are driving on a freeway and a radio message
announces a traffic jam 4 miles ahead of your current position.
With the "Block route sections" function you may instruct the
navigation system to evade the announced traffic jam.
A manual blocking is only valid for the current navigation
process. The respective route section will be unblocked for the
next navigation or when you restart the software.
This is how you block
route sections…
This function is only available during navigation.
The map is open in the STANDARD view.
1. Tap anywhere on the map.
The MENU opens.
2. Tap on the Route button.
The ROUTE screen opens.
3. Tap on the Block road button.
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The BLOCK screen opens.
4. By tapping on the respective button, input how long the
blocked route section should be.
The route is recalculated.
The Block road button is now coloured orange.
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5. Tap on the Map view button to open the map again.
The blocked route section is highlighted in red. The route is
shown in orange.
Unblocking
1. Open the ROUTE screen (see above)
2. Tap on the orange-coloured Block road button.
The block is lifted and the Sony Personal Navigation
System continues to navigate to the originally calculated
route.
Change route options
Overview
You can change the route options during navigation, perhaps
because you now no longer wish to use a motorway.
This is how you
change the route
options…
This function is only available during navigation.
The map is open in the STANDARD view.
1. Tap anywhere on the map.
The MENU opens.
2. Tap on the Route button.
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The ROUTE screen opens.
3. Tap on the Route options button.
The ROUTING OPTIONS screen opens.
4. Carry out the required change to the route options.
Refer to chapter "Routing options" on page 88 for detailed
information on changing route options.
The route is recalculated. The navigation continues taking into
consideration the new route options.
Note: these changes apply only to the current navigation.
After this the settings that have been established in the
ROUTING OPTIONS screen shall apply.
Simulation
Overview
Once you have planned and calculated a route, you can launch a
simulated navigation. Refer to chapter "Simulating the route" on
page 57 for more information.
Note: The reception of GPS-signals is not necessary for the
simulation.
Simulation is restricted to routes of 60 miles max.
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TMC
TMC-receiver
If your navigation device is being used in a TMC cradle, the
system avails itself of the current traffic reports and can, if
necessary, dynamically change the route in order, for example,
to avoid a traffic jam. You can display the current valid traffic
reports.
Note: compared to the standard cradle, the TMC cradle includes
a module to receive TMC messages. You can recognize the TMC
module from the TMC lettering on the left.
When the device is not being used in a TMC cradle, the TMC
button is not shown.
1. Tap the TMC icon.
The TMC screen opens.
Displaying traffic
information…
2. Use the arrow icons of the "Messages" section to display the
next / previous traffic message.
Every message contains the country, the name or number of
the street (motorway, main road, country road), the
concerned road section and the kind of obstruction.
Updating traffic
information
3. Tap the Update icon to display traffic information that has
been received since the TMC screen has been opened.
Closing the TMC
screen
4. Tap the OK icon to close the TMC screen.
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Considering TMC information for route calculation
The following screen informs you about a reported instruction
concerning your route:
Evade
Tap the Evade button to evade the reported obstruction.
The route will be recalculated in order to evade the obstruction.
Ignore
Tap the Ignore button to ignore the reported obstruction.
Considering TMC
information at a later
moment
If you have selected "Route modification With confirmation",
you may evade or ignore a reported obstruction at a later
moment. Proceed as follows:
1. Tap the TMC symbol.
The TMC screen opens:
2. Use the arrow icons of the "Messages" section to search for
an obstruction concerning your route. These obstructions are
labelled "on the route".
3. Tap the Status button and select whether the respective
obstruction is to be Evaded or Ignored.
4. Tap the Done icon to update the route. The system
recalculates the route if necessary.
Tuning
Tuning
1. Tap the Tuning button to toggle between the Auto tuning,
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Hold station, and Frequency input modes.
Auto tuning
In Auto tuning mode, the TMC module searches continually
for the station which is best received. The name and the
frequency of the station are being displayed.
1a Use the arrow keys of the "Station" section to receive another
station.
As soon as another station has been found, its name and
frequency are being displayed.
Hold station
If you want to hold the sender that is currently being
received, press straight on the centre of the cursor pad as
often as necessary to display Hold station.
The TMC receiver holds now this station. Nevertheless, it
changes the frequency when the same station is better
received on another one.
The name of the station and the frequency on which it is
currently being received are being displayed.
Frequency input
If you want to enter a certain frequency switch to the
Frequency input mode.
1a Use the arrow keys of the "Station" section to modify the
frequency in steps of 0.1 MHz.
If a station may be received on the currently tuned frequency
its name is being displayed. The bars at the right of the
frequency indicate the quality of reception.
Press the OK soft key to save the settings and to close the TMC
screen.
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Configuring the Sony Personal
Navigation System
Topics covered in this chapter:
Settings
page 84
Volume
Select map
Map information
Route information
Signpost information
Light sensor
Graphical look
Touch screen calibration
Auto mode
Routing options
Itinerary
Time zone
Format
Language
Home address
Radio-Muting
Demo mode
Product information
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Settings
1. On the MENU, tap on the Settings button.
The SETTINGS screen opens.
2. Use the Down and Up buttons to open the screen page that
has the settings you wish to edit.
3. Tap on the button for the respective setting.
The screen opens.
4. Carry out the required changes.
5. Tap on the Save button to enable these changes.
6. Tap on the Back button in order to open the settings screen
again.
- OR Tap on the Map view button to open the map in standard
view.
The following describes the individual settings screens.
Volume
Volume
On the VOLUME screen, modify the volume of the spoken
indications of the navigation system.
Tap the Volume field and select another value.
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Select map
Select map
In the SELECT MAP screen you can choose a different map from
your device.
To do this, tap on the Map field and select a different map.
The can edit the maps that should be available by using the
Installer tool. This can be found on the supplied software DVD.
Use ActiveSync® to connect the navigation device with your
computer and insert the DVD.
The Installer tool starts automatically. Follow the on-screen
instructions.
Map information
Info on the map
On the MAP INFORMATION screen, you may effect the following
modifications:
Element
Signification
Points of Interest
Tap the respective command button to
display (On) or not (Off) Points of
Interest on the map.
Street names
Tap the respective command button to
display (On) or not (Off) Street names on
the map.
Route information
Route info
On the ROUTE INFORMATION screen, you may effect the following
modifications:
Element
Signification
Distance to next
destination
During navigation, shows the distance to
the next destination and probable time of
arrival.
Show street name
During navigation, shows the name of the
street on which you are driving and the
street you need to head for next.
Info bar
During navigation, shows the height above
sea level, the speed and the point of the
compass "north".
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Signpost information
Signpost information
On the SIGNPOST INFORMATION screen, you may effect the
following modifications:
The Show traffic signs command indicates whether signposts
indicating exits from motorways or highways are currently being
displayed or not.
Tap the Show traffic signs command to toggle between On and
Off mode.
The new mode is now indicated on the button.
Note: This information can only be displayed when it is contained
in the cartographic material.
Light sensor
Light sensor
Your device has a light sensor. When it becomes too dark, it can
switch the screen of your device to night mode. (Refer to the
next chapter)
You can adjust the sensitivity of the light sensor in the LIGHT
SENSOR screen.
Tap on the Sensitivity button and choose from high, medium
or low.
The higher the sensitivity, the sooner the screen will switch over
to night mode.
Graphical look
Graphical look
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On the Graphical look screen, you may effect the following
modifications:
Setting
Signification
Map view
Set whether you want the map view to be
day or night. Auto automatically changes
the view as soon as the light sensor reacts.
(Refer to previous chapter)
Brightness
Set whether you want the day or night
brightness setting. Auto automatically
changes the brightness as soon as the light
sensor reacts. (Refer to previous chapter)
Brightness day
Select the brightness - day. (1-8)
Brightness night
Select the brightness - night. (1-8)
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Touch screen calibration
Touchscreen
calibration
If you think that the touch screen does not perceive contact
positions correctly, the Sony Personal Navigation System may
calibrate it.
Tap the Start calibration button and follow the instructions on
the display.
Auto mode
Auto mode
On the AUTO MODE screen you can establish the settings for the
map in the standard view:
Setting
Signification
Mode
Select the default map view: 2D or 3D.
3D Autozoom
Select the default for navigation with 3D
view:
Autozoom or No Autozoom.
With Autozoom, the system changes the
scale of the map depending on your current
speed: When you drive slowly, the scale
becomes small. When you drive fast, the
scale becomes high.
2D Autozoom
Select the default for navigation with 2D
view: Low Autozoom, Standard
Autozoom, High Autozoom, or No
Autozoom.
With Autozoom, the system changes the
scale of the map depending on your current
speed: When you drive slowly, the scale
becomes small. When you drive fast, the
scale becomes high.
The lower the Autozoom, the lower the
scale.
2D View
Select the default for navigation with 2D
view: North oriented or In driving
direction.
Note: these settings have no influence on the Search for
destination map view (with the crosshair).
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Routing options
Routing options
On the ROUTING OPTIONS screen, indicate your speed profile. This
entry will have an effect on the calculation of the remaining time
and of the estimated time of arrival (ETA).
1. Tap the Speed profile button. Select one of the available
profiles and tap OK.
2. Tap the Type of routing field and select one of the following
options:
Option
Signification
Dynamic route
(TMC)
This option is only available when a TMC
receiver is connected.
With this option, the quickest route will be
calculated. Reported traffic obstructions
on your route will be considered
automatically.
The Fast route is being calculated when
TMC is not received.
Fast route
The quickest route will be calculated.
Short route
The shortest route will be calculated.
3. Tap the Motorways, Ferries, and Toll roads fields
successively and select one of the following options:
Option
Signification
Yes
The respective kind of street will be
regarded for route calculation.
No
The respective kind of street will be
disregarded for route calculation.
Itinerary
Proceeding
automatically to the
next stage point…
On the ITINERARY screen, determine whether you want to
navigate automatically to the next stage point after having
reached a stage point (Yes) or not (No).
Tap the Proceed automatically to the next stage point
button to toggle between Yes and No.
If you don’t proceed automatically, you may proceed as follows:
1. In navigation mode, tap short on any place on the map.
2. Select Next destination.
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Time zone
Calculation of arrival
times
On the TIME ZONE screen, select the time zone of the region you
are currently staying in. This is necessary for the system to
indicate correct times of arrival in navigation mode.
Element
Signification
Time zone
Tap this entry field to select the time zone
of the region you are currently staying in.
Daylight saving
time
Tap this entry field to switch between
daylight saving time (yes) and standard
time (no).
Note: If there is a clock change or if you are travelling into
another time zone, you will have to adjust the respective setting.
Refer to chapter "Basic settings" on page 25 for more
information.
Format
Units
On the FORMAT screen, determine which units are to be used for
time and distance indications.
Setting
Signification
Time
Tap the Time field to toggle between
12 hours (AM/PM) and 24 hours time
format.
Distance
Tap the Distance field to toggle between
kilometres or miles distance units.
Language
Language
In the LANGUAGE screen you can set in which language you would
like to have the user interface for the software and the spoken
driving instructions.
The software restarts when you change the language.
You can use the Installer tool (on the software DVD) to set which
languages are available.
Use the ActiveSync® to connect the navigation device to your
computer and then insert the DVD.
The Installer tool starts automatically. Then follow the onscreen instructions.
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Home address
Home address
On the HOME ADDRESS screen, you may save your home address
to quickly start navigation homewards from anywhere.
Tap Enter your home address.
The NAVIGATION screen opens.
3. Tap the Address button and enter your home address as
described in "Entering an address", page 29.
4. Tap the Set as home address button.
The address is indicated on the HOME ADDRESS screen.
Radio-Muting
Radio-Muting
On the RADIO-MUTING screen, you may activate the radio-mute
function if your hands-free kit is connected to the RADIO-MUTING
jack of your car radio. Possible retardations of the hands-free kit
will then have no negative effects on the spoken indications of
the navigation system.
Demo mode
Demo mode
On the DEMO MODE screen you can set whether or not demo
mode should be started if you have not used the device for 5
minutes and you are not in the middle of navigating.
The demo mode simulates navigation in Monaco. You can end it
by tapping anywhere on the touch screen.
You can switch immediately to demo mode by pressing the
Start demo button.
Product information
Product information
On the PRODUCT INFORMATION screen, the name and the version
of the software are displayed.
Tap Show intro to make the system explain its most important
functions.
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Glossary
COM-port
A COM port is a connector to a communications interface, usually
the serial port. The ports are numbered by a number behind
"COM". A communications interface is designed to connect
hardware like a mouse or a GPS receiver.
GMT
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is the mean solar time at the Royal
Greenwich Observatory in Greenwich near London, England,
which by convention is at 0 degrees geographic longitude.
Theoretically, noon Greenwich Mean Time is the moment when
the Sun crosses the Greenwich meridian (and reaches its highest
point in the sky in Greenwich). Up to 1972, GMT was the global
time standard. Because of the Earth's uneven speed in its elliptic
orbit, GMT has been replaced by UTC (Universal Time
Coordinated) which is an ultra stable time standard based on
atomic clocks.
GPS
The GPS (Global Positioning System) is based on 24 satellites
that are in orbit round the earth. They are permanently emitting
the time and their current position. The GPS receiver receives
this information and calculates the longitude and the latitude of
its own current position.
The signals of at least three satellites are needed to determine
the longitude and the latitude. With the signals of at least four
satellites the elevation may be calculated, too. The determination
has an accuracy of about 3 yards.
HDOP
The Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) indicates the quality
of position determination. Theoretically any value from 0 to 50 is
possible. The smaller the value is, the more accurate is the
position determination (value 0 = no deviation from the actual
position). Values up to 8 are convenient for street navigation.
POI
Point of Interest (POI). See ÎSpecial destination.
RDS
Radio Data Signal (RDS) is a service offered by broadcasting
stations. TMC information is broadcasted via RDS.
Special destination
Special destinations, also called POI (Points of Interest), are
covered by the map and may be displayed on it. Harbours,
airports, restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, public buildings, and
others belong to the special destinations. You may determine
special destinations as itinerary points for navigation purposes.
TMC
Traffic Message Channel (TMC) supplies your navigation system
with the latest traffic information. A TMC module which is
available as accessory receives the signals which are broadcasted
by radio stations.
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Index
A
H
Assistance for navigation.................. 69
Auto mode ..................................... 87
B
I
Battery
Status......................................... 17
Blocking......................................... 76
Unblock....................................... 78
C
Configuration.................................. 84
D
Demo mode ...................................
Destination
Address.......................................
Navigate to..................................
Destinations
Delete.........................................
Manage.......................................
Rename ......................................
Save...........................................
HDOP ............................................ 18
Home address............................44, 90
90
29
59
47
45
46
45
Indication of destinations
Favourites ................................... 42
Home address .............................. 44
On the map ................................. 38
Points of interest .......................... 30
Recent destinations....................... 43
Saved destinations........................ 42
Intro.............................................. 90
Itineraries
Edit ............................................ 49
Manage ....................................... 49
Itinerary ........................................ 88
Simulate...................................... 57
Itinerary info .................................. 85
Itinerary planning............................ 47
K
Keyboard ......................................... 8
L
E
Energy........................................... 17
Language ....................................... 89
Light sensor.................................... 86
F
M
Favourites ...................................... 42
Format .......................................... 89
Map
Fix.............................................. 68
Icons .....................................66, 68
In driving direction........................ 69
North aligned ............................... 69
Operate....................................... 65
Points of Interest .......................... 85
Search view ................................. 67
Select ....................................64, 85
Signposts .................................... 71
Standard view .............................. 66
Street names ............................... 85
Zoom in ...................................... 69
Zoom out .................................... 69
Map info......................................... 85
G
GMT ..............................................
GPS
GPS icon .....................................
GPS Info box ..................................
Graphical look.................................
Index
18
17
85
86
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Menu............................................. 22
N
Navigation
Change route options .................... 78
Proceed automatically ................... 88
Start........................................... 59
P
POI ...............................................
Points of interest .............................
In certain town.............................
Nationwide ..................................
Nearby........................................
Points of Interest ............................
Position
Fix .............................................
Proceed automatically ......................
Product information .........................
30
30
34
37
30
85
68
88
90
R
Radio-Muting ..................................
Recent Destinations .........................
Route
Entire Route ................................
Route info ......................................
Route information ...........................
Route options .................................
Route planning ...............................
Simulation ...................................
Route section
Block ..........................................
Unblock.......................................
Routing options...............................
90
43
74
85
69
60
47
79
76
78
88
S
Screen
Address.......................................
Configuration ...............................
Favourites ...................................
Itinerary planning .........................
Navigation ...................................
Point of interest............................
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Point of interest nearby ................. 31
Recent destinations....................... 44
Settings ...................................... 84
Search facilities ................................. 4
Settings ......................................... 84
Auto mode................................... 87
Demo mode ................................. 90
Format ........................................ 89
Graphical look .............................. 86
Home address .............................. 90
Itinerary...................................... 88
Itinerary info................................ 85
Language .................................... 89
Light sensor ................................. 86
Map info ...................................... 85
Radio-Muting ............................... 90
Route info.................................... 85
Routing options ............................ 88
Select Map................................... 85
Signposts .................................... 86
Speed profile................................ 88
Time zone.................................... 89
Touchscreen ................................ 87
Volume ....................................... 84
Signposts ..................................71, 86
Simulation.................................57, 79
Software-keyboard ............................ 8
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Start ........................................... 22
Speed profile .................................. 88
Street names .................................. 85
T
Time zone ...................................... 89
TMC .........................................19, 80
TMC icon ..................................... 19
Tuning ........................................ 81
Touchscreen ................................... 87
U
29
84
42
48
29
31
Units ............................................. 89
V
Volume .......................................... 84
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