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Infiniti G35 Navigation System

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  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    Don't think so, have you asked XM?
    Z
  • steiny1227steiny1227 Posts: 11
    Can you guys tell me if there is anyway to locate an actual destination NAME while driving using the voice commands? My dealership said you can only search by ADDRESS or PHONE NUMBER. I mean seriously, who knows the address and/or phone number of the place they are going every time? But I would hope they would know the name! Ugh...just another Infiniti miss on the design.
  • steiny1227steiny1227 Posts: 11
    Forget why would you want to watch movies while driving.

    How can you disable the lock-down of all key features while you're driving? It's like Infiniti didn't put any knowledge into what commands make sense locking. Did they ever think that the PASSENGER could actually look up addresses, etc.

    Like when you are talking on the phone and you have commands to Hang Up, Mute, but you can't use the Keypad to enter a # like you need to when listening to VM, etc.

    Or when you're searching through your Phonebook and it will let you scroll through the first 12 entries but no more and you have to scroll through the list because the voice activated tags don't work most of the time.

    Or when you're trying to scroll through Traffic information but it only lets you see the first page of results. There are so many 3 or 4 level deep menu options that aren't disabled while driving but little things at the top level like these mentioned are - it's very very very frustrating.

    I had an older 2004 G35 Coupe and remember reading message boards then about being able to disable the lock-down feature, but it would involve taking it somewhere and basically voiding your warranty on that equipment. I'm close to the point where I don't care though - I want my features while driving.
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    I want my features while driving.

    ...as though people with cell phones screwed into their heads while driving wasn't enough, more buttons and video screens to pay attention to while aiming a car down the road at interstate speeds...sure makes sense to me! :confuse: :confuse:
    Z
  • steiny1227steiny1227 Posts: 11
    Yes, and why would the passenger ever want to mess with those controls. Hmm...I can't imagine that would be useful.
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    I suppose if the owner could guarantee to Infiniti that the accident was caused by a "careless passenger" instead of a mindless driver thus releasing Infiniti from any liability (because you just know a lawsuit will always result), then Infiniti would let the driver "play" with buttons rather than do what a driver is supposed to do...you know, drive. Until then, I guess everyone who wants have their features will just have to be frustrated. :cry:
    Z
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Nothing is locked in my other car (Acura MDX)
    I can even use a calculator, in case I want to do my taxes at 80 mph.

    I agree that these features should not be locked out for those of us who can pass an intelligence test.
    Acura must just assume that their drivers are bright enough to use common sense.

    I don't know... there's 2 sides to this coin, and I understand both arguments.
    I just wish my stuff wasn't locked out in the G. :confuse:
  • steiny1227steiny1227 Posts: 11
    I can certainly see both sides of the argument. Everyone is out for a buck so everyone else needs to cover their *sses, but then now can Acura afford to NOT lock those features but all these other companies do. Are their lawyers just that good?
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Their drivers are smarter? :confuse:

    I can say that cause I also have the MDX! :P

    Of course, the wife drives that, so the smarter idea just can't be true!!! ;)
  • cadreamncadreamn Posts: 56
    (I also posted this in the Audio thread, so my apologies to those reading it twice....)

    I'm considering a G35x with Premium and debating whether or not I would spend the extra 2K on the Nav package. I currently have a Nuvi and an iPod. From reading some comments on the Audio thread, it seems as though the MusicBox may be more cumbersome than just plugging an iPod into the A/V jacks and playing songs from there - or even just burning CDs and putting them in the changer. And from my brief experience playing with the Nav system, I didn't see a lot of advantages over a Nuvi (which can also be set up to get real-time traffic via XM). Don't really need/want XM radio. That leaves the voice commands - I do like the idea of less distractions while driving so if they work well and help on that front, I can see some value there. Plus the value they would add to Nav over a Nuvi which cannot currently be controlled by voice. (And they are kinda cool.)

    I realize everyone has their own priorities/needs, etc. - but for those of you who have the Nav package, what are your thoughts on all of the above? Is the package worth the $? Knowing what you do now, would you still have opted for it?
  • vidurvidur Posts: 22
    Hey,
    I noticed that the nav on my G35 coupe (07) doesn't recalculate routes if a miss a turn. Is this for everyone or something wrong w/ mine?

    Also, it seems to be a little sluggish. It for sure updates slower than the NAV in a honda pilot.

    anyone w/ similar exp?

    Thanks.
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    My 07 Sedan does recalculate and it's also MUCH faster than our other car, the 06 Acura MDX.
    Sounds like we have opposite experiences.

    There was only one time where the G didn't recalculate, and it was after missing a turn and there not being any other way around within miles.
    I just kept telling me to turn around. lol
  • vidurvidur Posts: 22
    Thanks! I think G35 coupe uses the NAV in the '06 sedan. May be it was upgraded. Anyways, I will ask my dealer.

    Thanks!
  • sweendogysweendogy Left lanePosts: 1,174
    small issue== noticed the nav does not always give me the option of "interest points" its sometimes blocked out (non clickable) on the screen also seems sometime the nav is not fast to recognize changes in my route is this routine??
  • lasley5lasley5 Posts: 1
    if you have the nav package you can burn CDs to the hard drive. I can't access the list of artists while the vehicle is moving- pretty goofy safety feature! On a related note, I can't go to the next page on the traffic info while moving either- guess I need to stop in traffic to see it!
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Turning the right 'tuning' knob on the stereo allows for you to scroll through artists while driving.
    Not quite the same thing, but it gets us by.
  • miamishapsmiamishaps Posts: 15
    Can the dealership install Sirius over XM once already purchased with Nav or is this something that can only happen Japan? Not happy with XM, need my Stern for the morning commute. Also NFL is almost upon us!
  • cadreamncadreamn Posts: 56
    In a test drive, it seemed like the Nav system would only display the top 5 entries on a list while moving rather than the whole list. For instance, if I used voice commands to find the nearest hotel, it would only show me the 5 closest, etc. Is there any way to see more or scroll a list, either by voice or manually? - I can do this on my NUVI. I've also heard that you cannot place a call to a POI while driving???
  • gsportgsport Posts: 4
    hey i got a question for everybody .i have an 03 g35 sport package without navi. i was thinking about converting it into a navi found some navi units on ebay but have no idea if the car is prewired for navi or not that navi on ebay comes with dvd unit disk screen with audio unit and gps antenna what else i need? and if enayone have ever done that?? please help!!
  • zekeman1zekeman1 Posts: 422
    Buy a Garmin Nuvi and stick it on your windshield - it's easier, cheaper and works just fine. Why would you want to fool around with wiring and possibly hose things up?
    Z
  • gsportgsport Posts: 4
    well yea but think about minder system mpg and dvd player that you can convert later on dvd unit goes into glove box thats why i wanna do it so anyone have ever done that?
  • cj2000cj2000 Posts: 2
    I own a 07, G35X with Navi and premium package. I have to say the Navigation system sucks compare to my portable Garman c330. It can't find most of the destinations near DC/Virginia/Maryland.
    I wonder if I need to upgrade the map or does anyone experience the similar problem?

    Thanks
  • cj2000cj2000 Posts: 2
    I own a 07, G35X with Navi and premium package. I have to say the Navigation system sucks compare to my portable Garman c330. It can't find most of the destinations near DC/Virginia/Maryland.
    I wonder if I need to upgrade the map or does anyone experience the similar problem?

    Thanks
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    Anybody know who the manufacturer is for the Navigation unit for the G35?
  • mrg2mrg2 Posts: 29
    I have an O7 G35 with Nav and XM real time traffic. I've never been able to tell it to reroute successfully. It always says something like "unable to reroute based on current information" or something like that, even though I know that there are other routes available. Has anyone gotten this to work?

    Also, have people seen the problem of not getting the traffic incident description to scroll down? Sometimes the "scroll" button appears and sometimes it doesn't.
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I think the scroll is disabled while rolling forward and only enabled when at a stop
  • I think the reason it keeps saying that is the route is dynamic and the current route will be considered the "fastest."

    I get messages sometimes that an incident has occurred and asks me if I want to accept a different route. If you pick a destination navi will draw out a route for you. Under the Start option, there is an alt route option where you can choose between fastest, shortest, and min hwy. There is also a "Detour" option where you can choose how many miles of detour you like. Finally, if you want to edit your route, you can do so in the edit route option and pick various waypoints to create your own route.

    Hope this helps.
  • Hi all,

    I'm almost sure this affects all Infiniti navis in S. Cali but have you noticed there is no traffic information on the east/west bound 10fwy between 405 and the 110? This is my daily commute route and its very frustrating not to get information.

    1. Called XM Traffic and supposedly they have traffic info for that stretch.

    2. Looked at Navtech's website and they have traffic info for that stretch.

    3. Went to the infiniti dealer and checked out other 07 models including G35 and QX56 and they didnt have traffic info.

    Does anyone else have a problem with this??
  • I bought a G35x a few weeks ago without a GPS option for the following reason(s). I drove my friends' FX35 with the stock GPS and did not like the thing - primarily due to the lack of touch screen and unfriendly interface. Some may argue that screen should not be touched when the car is moving, but I find that inability to enter info on the screen is a major drawback - and cannot stand using the nav wheel to enter addresses. My Treo's TomTom coupled with a portable GPS receiver is much more user friendly and easier to operate + had a better interface. But the Nuvi 680 is an amazing unit that eats both of them for lunch - with MSN Direct real time traffic updates + gas prices (these two I find most useful), portability (can take it out of the car and walk with it in unfamiliar locations), upgradeability (can upgrade to European maps!) and a price tag that is significantly less (I paid $533 total) than the Infiniti stock GPS I am really happy with my choice. It is also pretty unobtrusive and easily mountable/dismountable on the dash - a few seconds it takes to take it out of the armrest bin are more than made up for by its qualities mentioned above. :D What is mindboggling is that Infiniti could not team up with an established GPS manufacturer (Garmin, Magellan or whoever makes TomTom) and instead charges an outrageous option fee for a significantly inferior product. What is even stranger is that most seem to opt for the Nav anyway. :confuse:
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,074
    It's made by Xanavi. They supply navigation systems to nissan and infiniti.
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