Shut Up, Nav! - 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Shut Up, Nav!

October 04, 2011

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A great way to pass the time on any road trip, especially a tortuously boring one like the one to and from Vegas, is to do some karaoke. But with our long-term 2011 Hyundai Equus, if you're using the nav, it's best if you figure out how to shut off the voice guidance before you hit the road.

I neglected to plan ahead and so as me and the girls were belting out the best of Britney, the nav lady would cut in to let us know that we had half a mile till our exit. It was especially annoying when I couldn't figure out how to just delete the route. I had plugged in a route to L.A. when we were about to leave Vegas since I wasn't sure which way to go to get on the freeway. (For some reason, none of our smartphones were getting a signal to look it up on Google Maps.) In any case, once I found the freeway, I didn't need the nav lady anymore.

But I couldn't figure out how to turn off the guidance just from scrolling around the nav menu. In most cars I've been in, finding "Delete Route" was usually just one click away from the main screen. Or at least in a really obvious spot. Not so here. My passenger/DJ was already too busy with queuing up the next song to sing so I couldn't ask her to RTFM.

So we just suffered through the intermittent interruptions and sang through them as best we could but naturally there was a lot of yelling at the nav. "Dammit, lady, you ruined the best part!" "OK, we got it, veer right, now shut up!"

Sure enough, I finally figured out how to turn off the lady...the next day on my way to work. You hit the Nav button, scroll to the destination and there's a little arrow on your destination. It's not very obvious that this is where you go to delete the route. You then hit the enter button and that opens up another menu where there's a "Delete destination" option. That's all.

By the way, my passenger kept thinking that the nav screen was a touchscreen, thus all the fingerprints in the above picture.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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