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Many members @ IS300.net suggested Lexus should upgrade their next Nav. system to touch screen. Here are other suggestions that I have for the future Nav. System for Lexus:

- Live Traffic Updates
- History of past destinations
- Restaurants Info., Movie Locations + Times + Info.,
- It would be nice to have internet access
- DVD Movie

Would love to hear what other have to say or add to the Future IS Nav. Sys.

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Lexus already has a better system that they use on the other cars. it is touchscreen and while in park can play DVD's i am sure you can switch a few wires and it would play DVD's all the time. it also has all the history and restaurant info you are talking about. about the traffic and movie stuff they have Lexus Link where you can talk to a live person and they will tell you all that stuff.
 

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they should have the nav. use satellite technology to warn of hidden police or radar. And if that doesnt fuit..then i says stealth technology nav..to go stealth like wonder womans plane.
 

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First, i'm not a fan of touchscreen. You end up w/fingerprints all over your screen making it essentially useless until you clean it. Second, our NAV system DOES have "history of previous destinations". Next, it's possible to add a few components to the trunk and this system can play dvd movies. And finally, someone (i think vlad) is working on installing a computer to get the rest of the functions you described.

I think you should take a stroll through the mobilelectronics forum. There are quite a few topics about modifying the IS's NAVI. (Someone just figured out how to do the voice recognition stuff like in the LS430...;-))
 

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The IS is the only one that doesn'thave touch screen I believe

I know on our RX 330 it's touch screen, and can play DVD, for sure

the only suggestion I have for it is to make it faster to navigate through the system, rather than taking like 5 minutes to find POI
 

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Astr0LuX said:
they should have the nav. use satellite technology to warn of hidden police or radar. And if that doesnt fuit..then i says stealth technology nav..to go stealth like wonder womans plane.
Bro are you serious? satellite tecnology to warn of police cars? Its called a radar detector! They offer them at local electronics stores. There is NO way that you will get technology like that! Hmmm, maybe because bank robbers and such would use it for their own benefit. ANd then going stealth???? ok...... whatever u say, just put down the gun.... :lol: :crazy:
 

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i just want a navigation system like the have in Acura... being able to adjust on the move... don't have to make complete stop... My IS doesn't have nav but my GS does... and i hate it! Acura Nav is the bomb.
 

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LX4U2NV said:
Astr0LuX said:
they should have the nav. use satellite technology to warn of hidden police or radar. And if that doesnt fuit..then i says stealth technology nav..to go stealth like wonder womans plane.
Bro are you serious? satellite tecnology to warn of police cars? Its called a radar detector! They offer them at local electronics stores. There is NO way that you will get technology like that! Hmmm, maybe because bank robbers and such would use it for their own benefit. ANd then going stealth???? ok...... whatever u say, just put down the gun.... :lol: :crazy:
i am not serious..but the fact that someone took me serious is kinda scary. But on another note..i believe some sort of self-destruct mechanism should be integrated with the nav. it could be a helpful tool..like if u run someone over and u dont wantot get caught..or if..your a fugitive aboutto get caught. Or if u run over a squirrel. im down.
 

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aturk99 said:
...and while in park can play DVD's i am sure you can switch a few wires and it would play DVD's all the time.
Wait... what?
The IS has this feature? If so, why the freak are all these people buying those rgb converters and whatnot.
 

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no i dont think the IS does ( i dont have nav) but i know the LX470 has it and i assume the rest of the Lexus cars have it
 

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wizawuza said:
aturk99 said:
...and while in park can play DVD's i am sure you can switch a few wires and it would play DVD's all the time.
Wait... what?
The IS has this feature? If so, why the freak are all these people buying those rgb converters and whatnot.
it does NOT have this feature.

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First, i'm not a fan of touchscreen. You end up w/fingerprints all over your screen making it essentially useless until you clean it. Second, our NAV system DOES have "history of previous destinations". Next, it's possible to add a few components to the trunk and this system can play dvd movies. And finally, someone (i think vlad) is working on installing a computer to get the rest of the functions you described.

I think you should take a stroll through the mobilelectronics forum. There are quite a few topics about modifying the IS's NAVI. (Someone just figured out how to do the voice recognition stuff like in the LS430...;-))
i agree...i HATE fingerprints on my screen. so annoying and the screen gets all blurry too.

as for live traffic updates. if the US would update their technology then it would definitely be possible. i know in japan, they have this feature but japan is also 100 times smaller than the US. it'll take a LOT of satellites to get this to work with a land as big as the US.
 

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I would like to be able to pull up a radar map to see if there is any rain on my route, or, how bad the rain is, to see if I should alter my route, and/or stop for the night.
 

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Oh! Forgot about Weather Updates

Yes, it would definitely be cool to add on Weather Updates w/ Nav. Sys.

Thank you for everyone's input and we hope Lexus will take our comments as consideration or possiblity future changes.

BTW, how do you look up history of past destination on the current IS300 Nav. sys? Can someone walk me through it please.
 

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HoustonLex said:
I would like to be able to pull up a radar map to see if there is any rain on my route, or, how bad the rain is, to see if I should alter my route, and/or stop for the night.
DOPPLER RADAR!

kewl idea!
 

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Improvements on the NAV ..

How about this? GET RID OF THE F'NIN LOCKOUT while you are driving..

I'm not *2* years old.. And what the hell is the purpose of the detour feature ? You can't activate it while in 5-15mph stop and go traffic (so you can't reroute around congestion/accident) and if you are at a complete stop long enough to use it, you PROBABLY AREN"T GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON so you can reroute all day long but you aren't going to move to get to the next exit..

And if they are really THAT anal about safety and driving (I won't get into the fact that there is no lockout for the stereo nor the driver side seatbelt) why the hell didn't they integrate the LOCKOUT into the passenger seat weight sensor SO THAT THE PASSENGER can adjust the damned system while driving...

Man.. the lockout system is so poorly thought out..

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Re: Oh! Forgot about Weather Updates

willylam said:
BTW, how do you look up history of past destination on the current IS300 Nav. sys? Can someone walk me through it please.
Push your "dest" button.... On the left side of the screen you'll see arrows.... click the arrows through the menus. One of the options (i think in the third menu) is "previous destination". Click on it and it'll show you a list of your most recent destinations... See your NAV manual for more info.
 

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gfunk said:
First, i'm not a fan of touchscreen. You end up w/fingerprints all over your screen making it essentially useless until you clean it. Second, our NAV system DOES have "history of previous destinations". Next, it's possible to add a few components to the trunk and this system can play dvd movies. And finally, someone (i think vlad) is working on installing a computer to get the rest of the functions you described.

I think you should take a stroll through the mobilelectronics forum. There are quite a few topics about modifying the IS's NAVI. (Someone just figured out how to do the voice recognition stuff like in the LS430...;-))


When did this happen? I have to check that out. It sounds pretty interesting.
 

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Improvements on the NAV ..

How about this? GET RID OF THE F'NIN LOCKOUT while you are driving..

I'm not *2* years old.. And what the hell is the purpose of the detour feature ? You can't activate it while in 5-15mph stop and go traffic (so you can't reroute around congestion/accident) and if you are at a complete stop long enough to use it, you PROBABLY AREN"T GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON so you can reroute all day long but you aren't going to move to get to the next exit..

And if they are really THAT anal about safety and driving (I won't get into the fact that there is no lockout for the stereo nor the driver side seatbelt) why the hell didn't they integrate the LOCKOUT into the passenger seat weight sensor SO THAT THE PASSENGER can adjust the damned system while driving...

Man.. the lockout system is so poorly thought out..

Absolute
the lockout is there for safety measure and so lexus doesn't get sued. there is ALWAYS a chance of you getting into an accident when you're not fully looking at the road NO MATTER HOW GREAT OF A DRIVER YOU ARE.
 

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oneeyejack said:
absoluteis300 said:
Improvements on the NAV ..

How about this? GET RID OF THE F'NIN LOCKOUT while you are driving..

I'm not *2* years old.. And what the hell is the purpose of the detour feature ? You can't activate it while in 5-15mph stop and go traffic (so you can't reroute around congestion/accident) and if you are at a complete stop long enough to use it, you PROBABLY AREN"T GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON so you can reroute all day long but you aren't going to move to get to the next exit..

And if they are really THAT anal about safety and driving (I won't get into the fact that there is no lockout for the stereo nor the driver side seatbelt) why the hell didn't they integrate the LOCKOUT into the passenger seat weight sensor SO THAT THE PASSENGER can adjust the damned system while driving...

Man.. the lockout system is so poorly thought out..

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the lockout is there for safety measure and so lexus doesn't get sued. there is ALWAYS a chance of you getting into an accident when you're not fully looking at the road NO MATTER HOW GREAT OF A DRIVER YOU ARE.
Regarding the lockout:

Unfortunately, the lockout is here to stay. And unless you install an override switch (which I have seen done here on the board) or know how to do the software override (which I have not yet seen here) it is a pain in the rear.
Japan side is overly concerned with driver distraction while using the nav. However, vast improvements could be made if the voice recognition system was improved and implemented on more vehicles.
 

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My number 1 suggestion...

Build it so that it can be installed in '02 models that did not come with it stock. :p
 
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