Cancelling route guidance > It's a secret... - 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Hyundai Genesis Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: Cancelling route guidance > It's a secret...

June 15, 2009

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Entering destinations into our long-term Hyundai Genesis' navi system is a breeze. Both street address and point-of-interest (POI, shown) destination are simple and straightforward. The only beef I have is that for street address input, you cannot enter the city before you enter the street and house number. I like to enter city first because it speeds things up when the system filters down to the street and house number. But this is not a big deal because this navi system processor is pretty fast. And destination entry is not locked out while the vehicle is in motion.

Overall, the Genesis navi system is quite good, with one glaring exception: cancelling route guidance. You see, cancelling guidance it seems, is a secret. It took me forever to figure out. I showed a few Editors here, too, when they couldn't do it.

Many times, I like to initiate route guidance if I don't know where I am. Then I will cancel the route when I get to an area that I know and can find my way home. But accomplishing this the first time in the Genesis was a challenge.

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There's nothing in the Destination menu that is of any help. Same with Route Overview -- nothing.

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Cancelling Route Guidance must be in the Change Route menu -- let's check.

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Hmmmm...nothing listed there either. What's going on?

Well, you have to look closely when you're looking at the navi display in the vehicle.

See that tiny pimple of an arrowhead on the right side of the screen?

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That arrowhead is the only thing on the far right side of the screen. For every other function, you can choose from both halves of the screen by tilting the controller knob left or right. But nothing else is on the far right.

Let's tilt the navi controller to our destination, then tilt again to select that arrowhead.

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There it is, in a tab behind the main screen. Not so easy to find the first time. No problem after that. But cancelling route guidance should be in a more logical location, or that arrowhead should be larger.

Anyway, cancelling guidance in our Genesis is no longer a secret.

Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Evaluation Engineer @ 8372 miles

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