How many waypoints can I create along a route?
You can create as many waypoints along the route as you like, including your destination. These are sequenced in the order you add them. To reorder your waypoints, tap the expand arrow where the ETA information is displayed within navigation. This will display the various waypoints.
Why is the homescreen showing an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for a destination that I haven’t selected?
The Navigation system learns your regular journeys and then predicts that this may be your potential destination and the ETA corresponds to this based on current traffic conditions. With commutes enabled, the system can provide your ETA even if you haven’t set a destination – keeping you informed about any potential issues on your preferred route. If you sometimes drive an alternative route to the same destination, the system will learn this too. When more than one route has been learnt for the same destination, the system displays the quickest route and ETA based on current conditions. When you begin your journey it will display as a line on the map, but will not read out turn-by-turn instructions – it assumes you know the route. If traffic conditions worsen however, and you deviate from your current route, and from any other routes you’ve previously taken to this destination – the system will ask if you would like to switch to turn-by-turn guidance. This can be especially useful if you’re in an unfamiliar location. If a faster route is found which you have not driven before the system will propose this faster route. Once you follow the detour on to unfamiliar roads the system (assuming Smart Voice Guidance is enabled), will activate turn by turn instructions. Once you return to familiar roads the system automatically mutes the voice guidance instructions.
How many journeys do I need to make to the same destination before the Commute feature learns the journey?
It generally requires two journeys to the same destination from the same start point before a ‘Commute’ is learnt. The current time must also be within +/- 1 hour of the learnt start time.
How do I set a destination?
There are several ways to set a destination with Pivi Pro1. First, the methods available directly from the homescreen navigation tile where no destination has been set:
1. Set home as your destination. Simply tap the home icon in the homescreen navigation tile. The system calculates the route based on your preferences which can be changed in navigations settings.
Note: if a location has not yet been set for home, the system will launch the navigation system and guide you through the process to set a location. For security, it may be preferable to set a location which is sufficiently close to your home for the system to guide you there but in the event of unauthorised use of the vehicle this would not show the real location of your home.
2. Clicking on the search icon in the navigation tile opens the navigation system with the default search page. Click on a POI (place of interest) category icon e.g. food and drink or click on the search bar to type in a specific location, address or, where supported, postcode. Addresses can be entered as one line. As you type the system searches for possible matches as well as offering auto complete word options. Tapping on the number of results or the hide keyboard icon reveals matches based on the characters entered. Tap on a result. The system now displays a corresponding results list.
Here’s an example of how this works in practice. Tap on the search bar and type ‘star’, tap on ‘results’. The system displays matches that include ‘star’. Tap on ‘Starbucks’ to see all available Starbucks locations around you. The map will update the search area when you zoom or move around on the map. Tap on ‘Go’ to start guidance immediately or tap the place to reveal more info.
Secondly, you can tap the navigation icon at the bottom of the Touchscreen twice. This is a shortcut to the ‘Destination’ settings screen. From here you can select one of three options, ‘Address entry’ (including postcode), ‘Search’ or ‘Destinations’. ‘Destinations’ can be Home, Recent destinations, Favourite destinations, Shared destinations or Commutes.
1. When a commute is available it will be displayed on the homescreen navigation tile. If more than one commute is available, based on your current location and time of day, it will display ‘commutes available’. Tapping on the navigation tile takes you directly to a list of the available commutes.
2. Alternatively, select a destination from the map screen, and tap the menu button in the bottom corner of the map. Again, the three destination options, ‘Address’, ‘Search’ and ‘Destinations’ will be shown.
3. You can also send places or destinations to your vehicle via the Route Planner smartphone app or website. A place ‘saved’ in the Route Planner will appear in your favourite destinations once your vehicle has connected to the Internet and synced the destinations. If Navigation is open on the screen when a new destination is received from the Route Planner, the destination will appear as a pop-up panel. Tapping ‘use now’ will confirm the destination in the in-car navigation system. Places set as a destination via the Route Planner appear in recent destinations.
Why hasn’t the destination I sent to my vehicle appeared?
Destinations can only be received when the vehicle has a suitable data connection. In some cases, even though the system may be shown as connected, the mobile network could be experiencing high volumes of connections or an area might have poor reception, preventing the system from receiving the destination.
How can I view alternative routes?
Once you’ve selected a destination and confirmed it as a destination by clicking ‘GO’, a pop-up will appear briefly. Tap on ‘Routes’ to view the default route (at the top of the list) and up to two alternative routes. Select your preferred route and tap ‘start’ to commence guidance.
How do I use the destination search function?
Simply enter a place, postcode or address in the search box. Even if you spell the name/address incorrectly, the search function will usually recognise the intended location. Click on the number of results or hide keyboard button to reveal the related results.
If your vehicle has a data connection, the search will access the latest information in the cloud as well as your vehicle’s on-board database.
What’s the most efficient way to search for a destination?
To save time, press the hide keyboard icon or number of results after typing enough characters for the system to indicate there are 5 results in the case of vehicles with a 10” Touchscreen or for vehicles with larger screen sizes, 8 results. This will display a full list of possible results. Tapping on a name item in the list will then result in the navigation system searching for results based on the text entered.
When entering a postcode using the address entry method, why isn’t there an option to add a house number?
The postcode entry option searches from a central point within that postcode. However, it is possible to search using a street name and house number.
Why does the fuel-warning icon sometimes appear when I set a destination?
To warn you that you don’t have enough fuel to complete your journey without a fuel stop.
To easily build a fuel stop into your journey, tap on the fuel/energy warning. Doing this will display filling/charge stations along your route close to the point you will need to fuel/charge – it will also provide a more accurate estimated time of arrival (ETA).
What is the arrival view?
When you are approximately five minutes from your destination, an arrival view pop-up inviting you to search for parking appears. Clicking on ‘show parking’ displays a list of the car parks nearest to your destination. The distance between your destination and each car park is shown. When you click on ‘Go’, the car park is added as a waypoint.
What is Smart Voice Guidance?
With Smart Voice Guidance enabled in navigation settings on regular journeys, the navigation system will alert you to traffic delays on your route and recommend an alternative route if one is available. If the new route includes roads you are unfamiliar with the system will automatically enable voice guidance and turn by turn visual instructions. On returning to roads you are familiar with, the system automatically mutes voice guidance instructions.
What are commutes?
The system learns routes you drive from a specific location to a specific location, e.g. from work to home and vice versa. Other frequent journeys travelled at a similar time of day can also be learnt.
In the homescreen (as well as the main navigation feature) the system will display up to three predicted destinations based on the machine learning. The destination will be shown along with a road on the route which allows you to differentiate between routes where you have previously driven more than one route for a given destination. The expected ETA (estimated time of arrival) is also shown, allowing you at a glance to see if your journey time will be according to your usually expected travel time or not.
How does the auto start commute function work?
Without a route set or commute guidance active, the navigation system is not able to inform of potential delays on your route. However, with the auto start commute feature enabled through the navigation settings, the system will predict with high confidence a single potential destination (based on your regular learned journeys). Commute guidance will start automatically, assuming the route you take follows exactly the predicted route.
With commute guidance activated, should a traffic incident occur on your route, the system is still able to potentially alert you (depending on the location of the accident and available route alternatives), allowing you to take an alternative route if needed.
What does the mirror info panel setting enable in the navigation settings for the Interactive Driver Display?
Within the Touchscreen’s main navigation display, by clicking on the expand arrow to the side of the next turn information, an info panel appears displaying different information to the side of the main navigation map view. By swiping left and right on the panel, alternative views can be shown. Options include, turn lists, compass, traffic lists, route remaining map view and a route overview display. With the ‘mirror info panel’ option enabled in navigation settings, the info panel visible in the Touchscreen will also be shown to the side of the map view when the Full screen map view is selected in the Interactive Driver Display. This allows all key navigation guidance information to be display directly ahead freeing up the Touchscreen to display other information according to your preference.