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Using the Corvette navigation system -  Index and Quick reference.

 

Section                                                                        Document                   Page

 

Section 1.  Setting up the navigation system. –           Part 1                           page 5.

Setting the correct region                                                                                    page 6.

User settings                                                                                                      page 7.

Quick points of interest                                                                                      page 8.

 

Section 2 Entering a destination                                 Part 1,                          page 9.

Menu selections                                                                                                  page 9

Entering an address                                                                                            page 10.

Route options - route info                                                                                  page 12.

Route options – cancel guidance                                                                          page 14

Display route                                                                                                     page 15

Turn list                                                                                                            page 15

 

Section 3 Other means of destination entry                Part 2                           page 17.

Select from map                                                                                                page 18.

Phone number                                                                                                   page 19.

 

Section 4. Points of Interest                                        Part 2.                          page 21.

POI by city or name                                                                                           page 22.

POI by Quick POI or map                                                                                 page 25.

POI Info                                                                                                           page 26.

POI voice recognition commands                                                                       page 27.

 

Setion 5. Waypoints                                                     Part 3                           page 28.

Storing waypoints via the Enter Destination menu                                                 page 29.

Storing waypoints via the Destination and Waypoint menu                                     page 31.

 

Section 6. Storing a memory point                              Part 3                           page 32.

Storing a memory point from the map screen                                                       page 34.

Adding or editing a memory point name                                                              page 36.

Adding or editing a memory point phone number                                                page 36.

Deleting one or all memory points                                                                       page 38.

 

Section 7. Previous destinations                                  Part 4                           page 39

Using a previous start point                                                                                 page 40.

Using a previous destination from the list                                                             page 41.

 

Section 8. Preset destinations                                      Part 4                           page 42.

Entering a Preset destination                                                                                page 42.

Editing a Preset destination                                                                                 page 43.

Using a preset destination.                                                                                   page 44.

 

Section 9. Map modes                                                 Part 5                           page 46.

Single map mode                                                                                               page 47.

Dual map mode                                                                                                page 48.

Turn list map mode                                                                                           page 48.

Next turn map mode                                                                                         page 49.

Highway guidance map mode                                                                             page 49.

 

 

Using the Corvette navigation system Part 1.                                        Back to Top                 

Please note that this tutorial is not intended to replace the OEM Navigation system manual nor is it intended to be all inclusive.  There is no substitute for actual hands on use of the system to get you most familiar with its operation and understanding the various features of the system.  This is intended to supplement the manual and provide a more direct tutorial with pictures and actual use descriptions.

The navigation radio for the Corvette is a touch screen based audio system allowing control of your radio, as well as DVD based GPS navigation control.

Just a few general tips about buttons that will show in various navigation screens.

 Will always take you back to the main menu.

 Will always take you to the previous menu or screen.

 Pressing the clock will display today’s date.  Holding the clock button will take you to a shortcut for setting the clock and adjusting the time zone.

 Will always show you that there is more than one selection page to the menu and allow you to navigate between the multiple menu pages.  Just press the forward or backward arrow and reference what page you are on.  This will appear on the top center/top right of a menu screen.

 Will always let you set a route to your preset home destination from any destination entry page.  It will also allow you to do this while you are moving.

 You must press this button to select an address as a destination.  It will appear at the bottom center of the map screen after you enter your address or POI information. 

 This button will allow you to change the scale of the map screen.  The right arrow will increase the area displayed, the left arrow will decrease the area displayed.  Increasing the area will decrease the level of detail.

Will activate the voice recognition features of the navigation unit.

 This icon displayed tells you that your map is showing North up and the map will rotate accordingly.

 This icon displayed tells you that your map is showing “heading” with the red portion of the arrow indicating north..

 

The Navigation radio has five hard buttons located on the left side of the bezel.  From the top, these are the voice activation key, the source (SRCE) key, the navigation (NAV) key, the configuration key and the seek key.  There is also one hard button on the bottom of the screen.  This will open the door to allow the user to gain access to the DVD and CD slots on the radio.  If you have not done so, press the bottom button and insert a navigation DVD to begin the tutorial.

To get to the navigation screen press the NAV key

 

 

Upon doing so you will be presented with the legal disclaimer that you should not operate the navigation unit while driving.  You must press Agree to continue.

 

 

NOTE: This set of steps will basically be the same for each time you operate the navigation unit from within the vehicle.  You will always start with the NAV button (unless that is the last screen you left it on) and you will always be prompted to AGREE to the disclaimer each time you enter the navigation subsystem the first time during an ignition cycle.  Once you press Agree you will be taken to the map screen of the navigation unit.

After you press the Agree you will be taken to the Map screen and it should look something like this.  The icon in the top left is a compass and the red portion of the arrow is pointing to north.  The lower left of the screen has the menu button.  Below the menu button is the map scale with arrows to increase the scale or decrease the scale and to the right of the scale is the screen viewing options button.  This will allow you to select a split screen, an upcoming turn screen which will also display any quick POI’s that you have established once on your route..

 

This is the basic map screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 1.  Setting up the navigation system.                   Back to Top

You will need to do a few things to make sure that your navigation system operates smoothly and minimize as much frustration as possible.  To get started from the map screen press the menu button.

 

 

 

Press the Enter Destination button and make sure that your region is correct.  In order to enter a street address you will need to do this and you will also need to change your region if the address you are trying to go to is in a different location then where you are currently so it is a good idea to get familiar with the region selection menu.

 

 

Now press the region button:

 

 

Select the correct region based on the information shown on the map.  You can confirm by viewing the states in the region in the dialog box at the lower left of the screen.

To return to the previous menu, press the back arrow at the top right just below the clock.

 

Press the Navigation setup button.

 

 

Select the User Settings Button first.

 

 

This screen will allow you to select using road restriction warnings, choice of arrival time in either time enroute or time of arrival, using the guidance screen or allowing Freeway POI information to display.

Once you have made your selections, press the back arrow to return to the setup menu screen. 

From the menu setup screen select the Quick POI selection button.  It should take you to a screen that looks like this.

 

The quick POI selection will allow you to show the point of interest icons on the map that you will want to find most frequently.  This will come in very handy as we will see later on in the destination section.  Select one of the buttons and you will be brought to a list of choices from the POI menu.  Once you have that setup, click the arrow to return to the previous menu. 

If you are happy with the choices you have made, press the back arrow a second time and it will return you to the navigation system main menu.  Now you are ready to learn the main features of the system and how to enter destinations.

Section 2. Entering a destination.                          Back to Top

To enter a destination from the map screen you have several choices.  The first of which (not in any particular order) is to enter an address.  Tap the menu screen from the lower left of the map screen.  You will be presented with the following screen.

 

 

 

Tap the Enter Destination button on the top left.  Again you will be presented with a menu screen with several choices.

Page 1 of Enter Destination Menu looks like this:

 

 

 

On the top right of the screen you can see that it is showing page 1 of 2.  To get to page two, simply press the right arrow key next to the #1.

Page two looks like this.

 

 

As you can see there are a lot of choices for entering where you want to go.  Worth noting at this point is that the screens you see here are only accessible while the car is stopped.  You can always select your home icon if you have a home position entered.  If a menu choice is grayed out it is because you cannot access while the vehicle is moving.  Let’s go back to page one and enter an address.

You can enter a destination by address, point of interest (categorized), picking a point from scrolling the map, nearby emergency locations such as police, fire and medical, A memory point which is a point that you’ve been to before or a previous destination.  On page two you will find the entry methods for Intersection (two streets) Freeway on and off ramps, Phone number (just enter the phone number for a business that you know) or coordinates (latitude and longitude position)

Let’s start by entering an address:

 

 

It is a good rule of thumb to always enter the City choice first.  This will prevent unwanted search results if you aren’t setup on the right city to start with.  Press the city button and it will change the input screen to the city menu.

 

 

You can select from the list of last five, have the database search all cities (nationwide), the 5 nearest cities or choose to input the city name with the keypad.  I recommend for the first few that you try, to input the city name.

 

 

Once you have input or chosen the city, select the street button.  Start typing a street name from the keypad.  The keypad uses an intuitive feature that will start to take letters away as it narrows your choice down for where you want to go.  You can try to enter the full name or if you aren’t sure about the spelling you can enter the first few letters and select list at the bottom right.  It will then list all the streets that start with the letters that you have entered.  This will help you verify the spelling and the fact that the street you are looking for is in the database.

Once you have entered your desired address you will be taken to the map screen which will show you the overview map of where you are going.  It will have the cursor centered over your destination.  Select the target icon (red and white bullseye) at bottom center of the map.

 

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The navigation unit will calculate the trip and show you the results.  The next screen will let you tailor your trip, change your route or start your guidance.

 

 

You can see in this photo that it has chosen the Quick route.  To see the details of your route select the Chg. Route button at the bottom center.  From there you will see the detail of the possible routes that it has available.  As a general rule of thumb I recommend the “Normal” route for its route selection.

 

 

To get additional detail, select the Info button.

 

 

If you elect to change your route, once you have made your selection it will return you to the map screen and all you need to do is hit the Guide button in the lower right.

 

 

Once you have your route selected and it has calculated your route and time, you can still get more information about the trip as well as use the navigation unit to avoid some areas that you may not want to travel through (you may know about construction for example.)

Select the menu button which will appear to the lower left once the trip if finished calculated and the guidance map screen has returned.  This will bring you to the main menu and select the Route Options button.  That menu will look like this.

 

 

If you need to cancel a selected trip just press the Cancel Guidance button and you will be prompted to cancel the route guidance.  Just select Yes.

 

 

Also from the previous options screen you can preview your route which will actually move the map as if you were driving and let you view the entire trip.  You can pause, fast forward or rewind any portion of the trip.  Select Route Preview.

 

 

If you choose the Display Route button you can see an overview map of the trip and the ability to bring up a turn by turn list of the trip by pressing the Turn List icon shown here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the turn list feature:

 

 

Notice by each listing there is an Avoid button.  If you select the avoid button it will exclude that section of road or that turn from the trip.  Press the Reroute button and it will recalculate the trip without that section included.  You can select up to 10 streets to avoid and the navigation unit will remember these for future trips.

A series of presses on the back arrow button will get you back to the map and guidance screen.  If you haven’t cancelled your trip during this process with a press of the cancel button as shown earlier, you are ready to drive off.

I chose the address entry for this tutorial as it will likely be the most common that you need to use.  The other means of entry will be covered to some extent in future sections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Section 3. Other means of destination entry.                              Back to Top

Please note that this tutorial is not intended to replace the OEM Navigation system manual nor is it intended to be all inclusive.  There is no substitute for actual hands on use of the system to get you most familiar with its operation and understanding the various features of the system.  This is intended to supplement the manual and provide a more direct tutorial with pictures and actual use descriptions.

Having covered the basic means of address entry in the last section, I wanted to briefly touch on the other means of asking the navigation unit to get you where you want to go.  If you didn’t get a copy of the first entry in our tutorial, you can find it here for download. 

http://www.theredlion.us/Using%20the%20Corvette%20navigation%20system%20Part%201.pdf

This will be important as this section assumes a certain level of confidence gained by trying some of the information I presented in the last section.

Taking up where we left off in the last section, from the map screen we need to get back to the main menu.

 

 

From here, select the Enter Destination icon and remember, there are two pages to this menu..

 

 

Let’s start with the most intuitive.  If you have attempted to use the GPS at all you will likely have been to the map screen.  You may not have realized that you can actually scroll around the map screen and select a place on the map to be a destination or a memory point for future reference.  From the menu above, select the Select from map button.

This will bring you to a map screen, press a place on the map and move your finger around.  You will find that you can scroll the map along just by tapping out at the extremes of the map.  Each tap will advance the map to be centered on the area that you touch.  A hint here is that if you need to cover a larger area, change the map scale.  After you have moved the map a new series of icons will appear.  As you select a road or a point of interest icon a display tag will come up telling you what you have picked.  You will also notice two arrows on the screen.  By using these arrows you can rotate your perspective of the map a full 360 degrees.  Once you have scrolled to a point that you wish to travel to select either the red bullseye (destination) or red diamond (waypoint).  You can also choose to use the white pushpin just to the right of the diamond to choose this point as a memory point which will be saved to your memory points (more on this later).

 

 

Once you select the bullseye the GPS will calculate your route there and you will then have the same choices we covered in section 1 on which route type and if you want to avoid any areas of the trip.  If you aren’t sure what I mean, go back and read section two on address entry and the following pages on route options and turn-by-turn.  If you simply choose not to follow up with this type of a trip at this point, just press the menu button and it will take you back to the Main menu and you can choose another means destination entry.  You can also select the diamond at the bottom.  The diamond icon will enter the location as a waypoint.  This can be considered like a stop along the way.  If you have multiple places that you need to get to you can preset up to five waypoints along with your final destination. 

The next type of destination selection I’ll cover is choosing via Phone number.  This is an easy method of entry but has a few issues because the database is only as accurate as the subscribers make it.  This will only work for business addresses that have agreed to have their phone numbers listed.  Further, if you are looking for a restaurant that only opened last week, well, don’t expect it to be in the database depending upon how old your version of the navigation DVD is. 

Again, lets get to the main menu, select enter destination and scroll to page to of the enter destination menu.  It should look like this when you get there.

 

 

Select the Phone Number icon.  It will take you to an interface that is pretty straight forward,

 

 

Type in a phone number and hit OK.  If you make a mistake, you can back up using the back arrow to the right of the #3 on the keypad.  If you don’t want to enter a phone number, just press the back arrow (top right) to be taken to the previous menu.  Once you enter your phone number and select OK you will be taken to a listing that the phone number points to. 

 

 

Select it from the list and again, you will have the option of then working with your guidance choices and route options.

 

 

You can also select the info button to be brought to an information screen about the phone number that you have selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 4.  Points of Interest.                                          Back to Top

 

 

All right, let’s take a look at Point of Interest entires.  Get back to the menu for entering a destination.  On page one in the center you will find the Point of Interest destination choice.  Select it.

 

 

Like many other features of the navigation unit, the POI entry is very powerful but not as intuitive as the likes of the newer Garmin units.  To find a point of interest, you can search by name, city or category.  You can also combine those various entry types to better refine your search.  Refining your search is always a good idea with the factory navigation system as it will dramatically reduce your frustration level.  Let’s work on a little refinement for our search.  First select the city button.

 

You will be brought to a city search page as pictured below.  You can choose from a number of entries to refine your search. 

 

Select one that will get you in or around the city that you want to search for your point of interest.  Next we should refine the category to what you want to look for.  Do this by selecting the category button from the point of interest main search page.  It is located directly below the name input button.

 

 

Select a category.  For purposes of this exercise, select Travel which is where you will find the Hotel selections that are in the POI database.  You will see a Hotel icon appear in the category field on the Point of Interest search menu appear when it returns (see photo below).

 

Now start typing a name that you know, this can be simply the word Hotel, or the name of a chain of hotels that you are familiar with.  When the navigation unit gets enough information to go on it will make the list button available.  You can press the list button to get a listing of all of the area hotels that contain the word or letters that you have entered.

 

Select the list button in the lower right to see the choices.

 

You can scroll the list up or down to view the names and then simple select one or choose to get more information about your choice.

 

 

 

Once selected it just becomes the same exercise as entering any other destination and choosing from your available options as covered in section one.  Start with the bullseye or diamond and go from there.  This highlighted hotels but the same can be done for any category.  Just a few pictures to offer some possible search options.

 

 

 

The last two and probably the two easiest methods of POI entry are from the map screen itself.

 

Pressing on any map screen will bring up a POI button.  In section one we covered setting up the Quick POI selections and this is where you will use them.  Get to a map screen and press the screen.  You should see a POI button appear in the lower right.

 

 

Press the POI button and you will be taken to the Quick POI screen for the navigation system.  If the button is highlighted it means that it is showing the icon type on the map.  If not, simply select it and it will show the icon on the map and return to the map screen.

 

If you select the All Local POI button it will bring up a named list of POI’s from all categories that are nearby, sorted by distance initially and that can also be sorted by name or category icon.

 

At this point you can choose a POI from the list or choose one of the icons that you have showing on the screen.  To do this, once you have a Quick POI category being displayed on the screen from the previous entry return to a map screen and press on one of the map icons.  Once you do that it will select the icon and show you it’s name along with giving you the choice of getting more information about the POI.

 

 

 

From this screen you can select the pushpin in the lower right to mark the location so that you can return to it later or return to the map screen and mark it as a destination or waypoint using the bullseye (destination) icon or the diamond (waypoint) icon.

Any of the Point of Interest commands can also be spoken using the voice recognition features of the system.  Press the voice recognition button as referenced in part 1 and speak one of the following commands.  Voice recognition can be hit or miss.  The cabin of an automobile is a noisy environment.  Try it with the windows up and if possible, lean up towards the microphone (located on the A pillar) and speak slowly, loudly and as clearly possible to maximize your chances for success.

Point of Interest (POI) Commands

The following commands will cause the system to display icons if they are available on the map screen when the map scale is set to 12 mile (1 km) or less

Automobile Commands Maintenance

 

§         Auto Service And Maintenance, Auto Service,

§         Automobile Club, Triple A

§         Car Park

§         Car Wash

§         Gas Station, Gas

§         Other Automotive

§         Parking

§         Parking Garage

§         Parking Lot

§         Rental Car Agency

Entertainment Locations

 

§         Amusement Park

§         Botanical garden

§         Campground

§         Casino

§         Cinema

§         Golf Course

§         Horse Racing

§         Marina

§         Museum

§         National and State Parks

§         Park & Recreation, Parks & Recreation

§         Performing Arts

§         Ski Resort, Skiing

§         Speedway

§         Sport Complex, Stadium

§         Tourist Attraction

§         Video Rental

§         Winery

§         Zoological garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 5 – Waypoints                                  Back to Top

Welcome to part 3 of the factory navigation system tutorial. 

Please note that this tutorial is not intended to replace the OEM Navigation system manual nor is it intended to be all inclusive.  There is no substitute for actual hands on use of the system to get you most familiar with its operation and understanding the various features of the system.  This is intended to supplement the manual and provide a more direct tutorial with pictures and actual use descriptions.

Having covered the basic means of address entry in the first section, and points of interest in the second, I wanted to briefly touch on the other means of asking the navigation unit to get you where you want to go.  If you didn’t get a copy of the first entry in our tutorial, you can find it here for download. 

http://www.theredlion.us/Using%20the%20Corvette%20navigation%20system%20Part%201.pdf

You can find the second installment available for download also on my website here:

http://www.theredlion.us/Using%20the%20Corvette%20navigation%20system%20Part%202.pdf

These will be important as each section assumes a certain level of confidence gained by trying some of the information I presented in the previous section.

First, a little about waypoints.  A waypoint is a via point.  It is literally a point that you want to pass or stop at on the way to your final destination.  Waypoints can be a useful tool for the navigation system but not understanding their intended purpose or not using them properly can lead to frustration with the system.  It is important to note that arriving at a waypoint will not end your route guidance.  If you decide to skip a waypoint on the way to your final destination it will cause the navigation system to continue to try to route you to the waypoint instead of the final destination.  Once you pass the waypoint it will then continue your guidance on to the final destination.

 

On to the next installment in our Corvette factory navigation tutorial and taking up where we left off in the last section, from the map screen we need to get back to the main menu.

 

 

Select Enter Destination

 

There are a couple of ways to enter a waypoint for your trip.  The first and easiest is to do it via the Enter Destination menu.  In this method, the act of entering a waypoint is handled exactly as you would to enter a final destination.  Choose whatever means of entry you want.  Again, you scan choose and address, and point of interest or pick from the map.  Either way you choose you will be taken back to the map screen and presented with that familiar screen.

 

 

Instead of selecting the bullseye this time, let’s choose the diamond at the bottom right.  This will select the marked point as a waypoint.  The idea of entering a waypoint is if you want or need to get to someplace via anther place.  You may have a particular road that you want to enjoy, a sight that you want to see or an errand that you need to run on the way to your final destination.  You can enter up to five waypoints for your trip.  A trip will be calculated to the waypoints and on to your final destination using the same logic that a destination is calculated with and the system will try to route you via the most efficient route that incorporates your waypoints and then on to your final destination.

Once you have selected the waypoint you will be prompted that you still need to enter a final destination.  Repeat the above steps and when you have entered or selected your final destination, select the bullseye icon to prepare the unit to guide you to your first waypoint and on to your final destination.  Keep in mind that if you elect to simply return home or go someplace other than your final destination you will need to cancel the guidance or the system will continue to try to route you to your original destination.

If you want to view the waypoint as selected or if you want to change it you can do that via the main menu, stored points button.  This will also give you the option of changing it or deleting it.

 

 

 

As you can see from the screen above, you can add a point via the menu as well.  Once you have a waypoint entered in the system you will see this screen change and the delete, Edit category, List and Del. All (delete all) buttons will become active.  This will give you the ability to make changes or deletions of the waypoints that you have stored in the system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 6.  Storing a memory point.                        Back to Top

We’ve spent a lot of time learning about various ways to enter destinations.  This section will focus on saving some of these destinations so that you can return to them later without having to re-enter the address or destination information.  On a Garmin unit, these would be referred to as Favorites on the menu.

Select the main menu from a map screen.

Once on the main menu select the Stored Locations button.  The Stored Locations menu will give you access to enter, view, edit and delete all of your stored locations, marked points and waypoints.  It will also allow you to set up Preset Destinations that you can select from while the vehicle is moving.  We’ll cover more on this feature in an upcoming edition.

 

 

From the Stored Locations menu select the Memory Point button.  Once on the Memory Point menu you will see a listing of choices labeled personal, business,
entertainment and marked point. 

 

 

Choosing one of the category buttons you will be taken to a new screen

 

From this screen you will be able to press the “Add” button.  This will take
you to the Enter Destination screen with which you can choose to enter your
information be it an address, intersection, coordinate location etc.  Enter
the address and press OK.  It will display the location on the map for you
to verify along with an Info box.  Pressing that Info button will bring up the details of the address you just entered.  You can press the Name button and change how the memory point is displayed now or later.  If you choose not to rename it, it will be displayed with the street address.

If you want to go back and rename a point later, you just need to return to the Memory Point screen and you can edit the name by selecting the category (Personal, Business, Entertainment), then selecting List.  Find the address you just entered on the list and
select it.  This will bring up a detail screen and you can press the Name
button to enter the new name for your saved point. 

 

 

 

 

The next time you need it just select Memory points from the enter destination menu, the category and pick it from the list.  It will show on the map and select the
destination icon (bullseye) and off you go.

 

The second method of storing a memory point is via the map screen.  This is especially useful to use to mark a point that you found while out on a drive or happened upon in the course of other travel.  To do this just tap the screen and select the pushpin icon from the bottom near the POI button.  If you want to mark a point or location that you are not at you will need to scroll the map and find it.  Get back to the map screen.  Zoom the scale out to allow you to see more map area coverage.  Bear in mind that the POI icons will not display beyond the ½ mile scale so if you want to mark an icon as a memory point keep the scale below ½ mile so that you’ll be able to use the icons.  Once you have moved the map to an area or road that you would like to visit again and made sure that the cursor is over the point you want to save, tap the screen. 

 

 

As we learned in previous sections, this will bring up the push pin and the POI buttons.  If you select the push pin you will notified that the navigation system has marked that as a memory point. 

If you drag and move the screen to a new point it will show you this screen for selection of marked point (pushpin) waypoint (diamond) or destination (bullseye).

 

 

Select the push pin and it will acknowledge that you marked the point with an OK button.

 

 

And once you acknowledge the OK prompt it will take you back to the map with your marked point highlighted and an info box to the right.

 

 

Tapping the Info button will bring up the dialog box on the newly marked point.  This dialog box will give you a chance to edit the name, add a phone number or edit the coordinates or assign it to a different memory location.

 

 

Clicking the Name button will bring you to a keypad screen.  Clicking on the Tel. button will bring you to the number keypad.  When done it will click OK and it will return you to the information / edit memory point screen.

 

 

 

 

 

To view the stored point later, make your way back to the main menu, select Stored Locations and then Memory Points.

 

 

This will bring you to the memory points menu.  You have a choice of Personal, Business, Entertainment and Marked Point.

 

If you select a category it will give you a choice of add, delete, edit category (where you can move a memory point between the four categories), list (so that you can view them, select them and edit them) or Del. All which is to delete all memory points in that category.

 

 

Selecting List will bring up a list of the points in that category.

 

 

Selecting one will bring you to the Info screen again.

 

 

From the previous menu you can choose to delete a stored location by category.  Select Stored Locations, Memory Points, Pick the category where the point is stored and the select Delete.  That will bring up a list to choose from and when you select the point you wish to delete it will confirm with a prompt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 7.  Previous destinations                           Back to Top

 

Welcome to part 4 of the factory navigation system tutorial. 

Please note that this tutorial is not intended to replace the OEM Navigation system manual nor is it intended to be all inclusive.  There is no substitute for actual hands on use of the system to get you most familiar with its operation and understanding the various features of the system.  This is intended to supplement the manual and provide a more direct tutorial with pictures and actual use descriptions.

Having covered the basic means of address entry in the first section, and points of interest in the second, I wanted to briefly touch on the other means of asking the navigation unit to get you where you want to go.  If you didn’t get a copy of the first entry in our tutorial, you can find it here for download. 

http://www.theredlion.us/Using%20the%20Corvette%20navigation%20system%20Part%201.pdf

You can find the second installment available for download also on my website here:

http://www.theredlion.us/Using%20the%20Corvette%20navigation%20system%20Part%202.pdf

You can find the third installment available for download on my website here:

http://www.theredlion.us/Using%20the%20Corvette%20navigation%20system%20Part%203.pdf

 

These will be important as each section assumes a certain level of confidence gained by trying some of the information I presented in the previous section.

 

Picking up where we left off in the last section, I’d like to cover entering a destination from the Previous Destination menu button.  The previous destination selection will allow you to browse a list of destinations that you have visited previously and select one of them for easy entry.  There has been a method to my madness in my approach to this tutorial.  With each section, my hope is that you have been trying out the navigation system and trying out the features that we have presented.  In doing so, you should have accumulated a few address listings in your previous destination list.

As usual, let’s start by getting back to the main menu from the map screen by pressing the back arrow.

 

 

Select the Enter Destination button from the top left.

 

 

Select the Previous Destination button from the lower right corner.  Once you have done that you will be taken to a list screen.

 

 

 

 

A nice feature about this screen is you can immediately select from the Previous Start Point.  Now, why would that be useful?  I mean, you’ve all ready been there.  Well let’s say that you are on a trip.  You leave your hotel and select a point of interest to go to using the navigation system, perhaps a restaurant or an area attraction for example, you get there, have your meal, have your fun and you are now ready to go back to your hotel.  Now where was that hotel?  If you used route guidance to get to where you are, it saves the trip and the previous starting point.  From this list above, simply select the Previous Starting Point button at the top and it will bring you to the map screen with the cursor over your last starting point.  You simply need to hit the destination icon (bullseye) and make your route choice, select the Guide button and you will be on your way to where you were.  No fumbling with address entry in an unfamiliar city or town.  You can also use the Previous Start Point Choice and the top four Previous Destinations on the list while the vehicle is moving.

You can also choose from a list of destinations that you have selected from past trips.  The system will store up to 100 previous destinations and it will refresh the list when it reaches 100 by replacing the oldest destination on the list and moving each one down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 8.  Preset Destinations.                             Back to Top

Preset destinations are different than waypoints in that each one is thought of as a discreet final destination and it is not related to a current destination nor is it dependant on previous or future points or routes.  Another nice feature of Preset Destinations is that they are available for entry when the vehicle is moving.  They will be stored and appear in the five numbered icons at the bottom of the Enter Destination menu alongside your Home location.  You can see the locations here in this photo:

 

 

To start using the preset destinations, you need to enter one.

From the main menu, select the Stored Locations icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Add button

 

 

Once you have done this you will be presented with a list to store a preset destination.  These will be numbered one through five and these will correspond with the numbered buttons as viewed on the Enter Destination menu.

 

 

Select one of the buttons and you will be returned to the Enter Destination menu so that you can select one of the various means of entry that we covered in previous sections.  Notice also that the menu is labeled as “Store Preset Dest.” at the top.  Once you confirm your preset destination entry you will be returned to the menu and the selection will be shown on the list.

 

 

By default it is listed by address.  If you click on the link at this point you will be taken to the information box where you can change the name or edit the information.

 

 

Like other edit information screens, clicking on the name will bring up the keypad entry screen where you can type a name or description of your choice and elect to have the name show on the map screen using the show name button.

 

 

Select OK and you will be returned to the information screen with the name now changed.

 

 

Selecting the back arrow will return you to the Stored locations menu.

Returning to the Main menu and selecting the Enter Destination button you will notice a change.  Notice now that one of the buttons has become available for selection.  You can see button 5 (in my case) as highlighted in the photo below. 

To use your new preset, press the highlighted button at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Select the destination icon (bullseye) and you will be prompted to choose your route and begin guidance.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Section 9.  Map modes.                       Back to Top

Within the factory navigation system there are several modes that you can display the map.  In the photo below you can see the various map screen view modes.  Note in this photo that only two choices are selectable.  The two highlighted in blue can be chosen, the four shown in white cannot be chosen due to the lack of a planned route.  Press this button on the map screen to bring up the other map screen modes.

 

 

When you do you will be presented with a button bar that shows up to the right of the menu selection button.  Also, the current map mode will appear highlighted in a lighter shade of your menu color (light blue in my case while the others will either appear in dark blue meaning that you can select them or white if they are not available with your current trip choices.

 

 

The choices from left to right are as follows:

Single map mode, Dual view mode, Turn list mode, Arrow guidance mode, Next turn mode and Highway guidance mode.

 

 

 

Pressing the down arrow will return you to the map screen that you had previously selected.  In this case, the default single map screen.

Now lets take a minute to go through the choices and get a look at what each of the screens looks like and talk a little bit about their functions.

 

Single map mode.

 

 

 

Single map mode is your standard map screen view.  It will change slightly when under guidance and as you approach a turn you will see the next maneuver window appear to the right side.  Here is a photo of single map mode with a trip selected you will be able to view the total miles remaining and either time of arrival or estimated time enroute depending upon the choices you have made in your setup.

 

 

 

Here is a view of the single map mode once you get to two miles remaining before your next maneuver.  To the right side of the map you will see a box appear with the name of the next street and map view of the next direction and a bar counting down the distance to the next turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual map mode

 

 

Choosing the dual map mode will bring up a split screen window with a second map showing.  By selecting anywhere in that rightside view will give you the ability to adjust the map with 2D/3D view, change the scale and adjust between north up and heading up modes on the split map.  You can use this to get a more detailed view of an area that you are passing through on your trip or get a better understanding how an upcoming turn may affect your trip.

The dual map view screen looks like this.

 

 

Turn list map mode

 

 

Choosing the turn list map mode will bring up a window to the right of the map that shows the next three maneuvers in a list with the distance to each one.  This mode will give you a chance to look ahead at what is coming up on the trip start thinking about what lane you should be in.  It is also a nice feature if you are traveling with others in a caravan or group so that you can tell the trailing cars what to expect and how long before they need to worry about the next turn.

The turn list screen looks like this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next turn map mode.

 

 

The next turn map mode view will bring up a larger window to the right side of the map with the name of the street for the next turn, the distance to the next turn and the direction of the turn shown with an arrow.  The arrow guidance screen will look like this.

 

 

The highway guidance screen

 

 

Selecting the highway guidance screen (only available if you are on a guided route that includes highway travel) will bring up a split screen to the right of the map that has a turn list, distance to each of the turns and if you have setup the quick POI choices (Part 1, page 8) and enabled the display of the quick POI icons on the map (Part 2, Section 4, page 25).  This screen will show you what points of interest are coming up on the highway along your route.  This is a great feature to find a restaurant, gas station or hotel along the way so you can plan an upcoming stop.

The highway guidance screen will look like this.

 

 

In the photo above you can see the that the next two maneuvers are coming up in 1.0 mile and 5.5 miles respectively.  You can see the arrow at the bottom of the screen that represents your vehicle as it approaches the next turns.  If you select one of those two turn choices it will cause the POI icons for available services and choices to appear in the window at the top of the screen.  In this case there is a gas station and a restaurant coming up off the next exit.  Here is a zoomed in view to show

 

 

 

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