: GPS Issue



Herjeff
02-02-13, 07:45 AM
I've been using GPS type units way back to Loran era in my vehicles, boats and motorcycles. I enjoy the luxury of the additional travel aid but my 2011 SRX is the first built in unit I've had. I've been wondering if anyone has got past the POI stop issue. I'm sure the whole world recognizes that the passenger can make adjustments on the screen while moving and it's not the driver. This makes the whole scope of safety a moot point. Radios including AM/FM/XM & HDD/USB, etc., have long been able to be fiddled with by changing stations or features, and you can turn on/off headlights, windshield wipers when it rains and just about every feature on the car which would be a distraction, even for a minute but no manufacturer stops you from being able to use these features. You can adjust your side mirrors while moving and that is a distraction from moving down the road at the same time. You can talk on your Bluetooth telephone or call Onstar while traveling yet you can't adjust your GPS because of some misconceived issue about the level of inattention to driving. You can check all your systems with the menu on your signal lever and that takes your eyes away from the road. So I was wondering why they zeroed in on the GPS since it's just one of the more useful items in the vehicle yet restricted by some unrealistic safety concern. So back to the question; has anyone got past this moving restriction on the GPS? On Motorcycle's you can cut one of the speed sensor wires on the vehicle harness and eliminate this irritant; of course your warranty is out the window.

Marc NY
02-02-13, 10:57 AM
I've been using GPS type units way back to Loran era in my vehicles, boats and motorcycles. ... So I was wondering why they zeroed in on the GPS since it's just one of the more useful items in the vehicle yet restricted by some unrealistic safety concern. So back to the question; has anyone got past this moving restriction on the GPS? On Motorcycle's you can cut one of the speed sensor wires on the vehicle harness and eliminate this irritant; of course your warranty is out the window.GM must rely on their legal department for advice concerning all safety issues. That is the reason why GM does not enable certain functions while one is driving with either the CUE system and or the previous versions of the NAV screen. Yes, you can theorise all day long "why" or "why not" allow the driver or passenger to work the NAV features but in the real world the driver will still try to do it themselves even if GM were to "enable" the passenger to work the NAV when driving. Unfortunately the real world is full of "SUE CRAZY" lawyers... that is why GM can not allow certain features to work while one is driving.

I am sure there is someone out there that has software that can crack the code to allow the driver to interact with the NAV screen while they are driving. As frustrating as it can be at times, I personally would not try to crack the software so that I could by-pass the built in safety features.

Just my .02

stevec5375
02-02-13, 11:49 AM
GM must rely on their legal department for advice concerning all safety issues. That is the reason why GM does not enable certain functions while one is driving with either the CUE system and or the previous versions of the NAV screen. Yes, you can theorise all day long "why" or "why not" allow the driver or passenger to work the NAV features but in the real world the driver will still try to do it themselves even if GM were to "enable" the passenger to work the NAV when driving. Unfortunately the real world is full of "SEW CRAZY" lawyers... that is why GM can not allow certain features to work while one is driving.

I am sure there is someone out there that has software that can crack the code to allow the driver to interact with the NAV screen while they are driving. As frustrating as it can be at times, I personally would not try to crack the software so that I could by-pass the built in safety features.

Just my .02

It's SUE (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sue?show=0&t=1359823627), not SEW. Sew is what you do to stitch together clothing. LMAO!

Marc NY
02-02-13, 11:54 AM
Ahh yes, thanks for catching and "Highlighting" my misspelled word Steve ... It is great to know that you are "actually" reading my posts. :thumbsup:

TheCaptain
02-03-13, 09:29 AM
Just so you guys know, there is only ONE automaker (in NA anyway) that allows access to GPS while the vehicle is moving. Mitsubishi.

kiboater
02-03-13, 04:15 PM
Maybe I am missing something here but my 2013 SRX lets you enter a new destination while you are moving after clicking a warning screen. My 2011 Enclave does not allow this.