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Personal
Navigation
System
User's Manual
NV-U70
NV-U50T
NV-U50
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2005 Sony Corporation

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    Personal Navigation System User's Manual NV-U70 NV-U50T NV-U50 © 2005 Sony Corporation...

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    The information contained herein may be changed at any time without prior notification. This manual nor any parts thereof may not be reproduced for any purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Sony, nor transmitted in any form either electronically or mechanically, including photocopying and recording.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Energy ... 17 GPS-Status ... 17 Traffic reports ... 19 Navigation... 21 Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System ... 22 Menu ... 22 Basic settings ... 25 Indicating a destination ... 28 Specifying the country of your destination ... 28 Entering an address ...

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    Next destination ... 75 Blocking a route section ... 76 Change route options ... 78 Simulation ... 79 TMC ... 80 Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System ... 83 Settings... 84 Volume ... 84 Select map ... 85 Map information ... 85 Route information ...

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Topics covered in this chapter: Search facilities and conventions Liability Trademarks Introduction page 4 page 4 page 5 - 3 -...

  • Page 6: Search Facilities And Conventions

    Liability Limitation of liability The software and the manual are subject to change without notice. Sony may not be liable for the correctness of the information contained in this manual nor for damages resulting from the use of this manual.

  • Page 7: Trademarks

    The absence of an explicit labelling of registered trademarks does not allow the conclusion that this brand was not subject to the rights of third party. Windows and ActiveSync are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Introduction User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System - 5 -...

  • Page 9: Operating The Navigation Software

    Software keyboard Character keyboard Mobile phone keyboard Lists Command buttons Information Energy GPS-Status Traffic reports Operating the navigation software User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System page 8 page 8 page 8 page 12 page 16 page 16 - 7 -...

  • Page 10: Managing Languages And Maps

    If you have purchased a version of the Sony Personal Navigation System that doesn’t have any maps on DVD, then you can use this tool to create a back-up copy of the map on the navigation device.

  • Page 11: Character Keyboard

    But you may enter capital letters only. You need not enter small letters or special characters when entering a destination's town or street name. The Sony Personal Navigation System replaces these characters automatically. When you are looking for, e.g., a French town called "Héroïnès", simply type "HEROINES".

  • Page 12: Mobile Phone Keyboard

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Switching between character and Tap the number entry… Tap the Special characters Tap the The special characters keyboard appears. Tap the You need not enter special characters when entering a destination's town or street name but they may be helpful for entering names for saved destinations and itineraries.

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    E.g., to enter an "S", tap the "PQRS" key four times. You need not enter small letters or special characters when entering a destination's town or street name. The Sony Personal Navigation System replaces these characters automatically. When you are looking for, e.g., a French town called "Héroïnès", simply type "HEROINES".

  • Page 14: Lists

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Lists Survey There are many cases where you have to select an entry from a list. For example, if you have not entered the full name of a location. Each time you enter a character the first found entry that starts with the characters entered so far appears in the text field.

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    The letter B appears in the input line above the character keys. Above it, a button shows the first town in the database to start with the letter B. Operating the navigation software User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System tap New destination. MENU screen opens. EW DESTINATION screen opens.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The second town to start with the letter B is displayed underneath the button. You can move through the list using the buttons Up und Down. However, you will always see a maximum of 3 elements from the list.

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    The end of the list gives all the towns that include BICK in their names. 8. Tap the Down button until BICKNOR appears on the icon. Operating the navigation software User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System - 15 -...

  • Page 18: Command Buttons

    9. Tap on BICKNOR. The A or Postcode field. Command buttons Icons Most of the Sony Personal Navigation System screens have the following buttons: Return Tap this icon to return to the previous screen. You can use this icon to stop navigation.

  • Page 19: Energy

    The different GPS-icons have the following significance: Symbol No signal GPS ready Operating the navigation software User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Significance The device is connected to an external power supply. The battery is being charged. The charge state of the battery is sufficient.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Tap on the GPS button. The GPS S Entry Longitude / Latitude Satellites HDOP Speed Position Save Quit - 18 - window opens: TATUS Significance Greenwich Mean Time Time of London ignoring daylight saving time.

  • Page 21: Traffic Reports

    Tap this icon to display TMC information. For details on the TMC functionality, please refer to "TMC", page 80. Operating the navigation software User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Significance The navigation device is not used in a TMC cradle.

  • Page 23: Navigation

    Navigation Topics covered in this chapter: Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System Menu Basic settings Indicating a destination Specifying the country of your destination Entering an address Selecting a point of interest Indicating destinations on the map Favourites Recent destinations...

  • Page 24: Starting The Sony Personal Navigation System

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System Starting the 1. Switch on the device (right key at the top of the navigation navigation software… device). The device displays a section of the map. If a GPS signal can already be evaluated, your current position will be shown on the map.

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    Note: The Sony Personal Navigation System always opens with the screen that was active at the time you switched off the device. New destination Tap on the New destination button to enter a destination for the navigation, or plan a route.

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    You will no longer be able to hear drive instructions. The button appears pressed. Tap this button again to switch the loudspeaker back on. Settings Tap the Settings button to modify the settings of the Sony Personal Navigation System. For details, please refer to "Settings", page 84. Quit navigation This button is only visible while you are navigating or while you are simulating a navigation.

  • Page 27: Basic Settings

    Basic settings Basic settings Before working with the Sony Personal Navigation System, we recommend indicating the time zone of the region you are staying in currently so that the system can indicate correct times of arrival in navigation mode, entering the home address. You may then navigate home from anywhere.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The S 4. Use the Up and Down buttons to select a valid time zone for your present location (GMT without summer time). The display of towns or states in the presently chosen zone makes it easier for you too choose.

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    The address is indicated on the H 13. Tap the Save button. 14. Tap on the Map view button. The standard map view opens. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. AVIGATION OME ADDRESS screen. - 27 -...

  • Page 30: Indicating A Destination

    For details on how to start navigation to a destination, please refer to "Starting navigation", page 59. Indicating a In the Sony Personal Navigation System there are several destination possibilities to enter or to select destinations: Entering an address, see page 29...

  • Page 31: Entering An Address

    5. Enter the destination street into the Street entry field. 6. If you know the house number of your destination, enter it in the field next to the street. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System , tap on the New destination button. screen opens. ESTINATION screen opens.

  • Page 32: Selecting A Point Of Interest

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Note: If the house numbers of the respective street are stored in the database of places, you may tap the field besides the Street field. If no house numbers are stored, the respective field is deactivated.

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    3. In the N The P 4. In the P Selecting a Point of The C interest nearby… Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. AVIGATION screen, tap Point of interest. AVIGATION screen opens: OINT OF INTEREST screen, tap …nearby.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 5. Select the category (e.g. Garage) from which points of interest should be searched. Only those categories for which points of interest can be found near your current position will be shown. The POI the chosen category.

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    2. Tap on the Navigation button. The N 3. On the N The P 4. On the P Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System , tap on the New destination button. screen opens. ESTINATION screen opens. AVIGATION screen, tap Point of interest.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Selecting a Point of The screen for inputting the town opens: interest in a certain town… 5. Enter the town in which a point of interest should be searched. You can either enter the postcode or the name of the town.

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    Save Tap on the Save button to save the specified address under AVOURITES Look this up in chapter "Saving a destination" on page 45. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System OINT OF INTEREST OF SUPRAREGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE - 35 -...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Point of interest of supraregional significance 1. In the M The N 2. Tap on the Navigation button. The N 3. On the N The P 4. On the P - 36 - , tap on the New destination button.

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    Tap on the Show on map button to see the specified address on the map. Look this up in chapter "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)" on page 47. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. ATEGORY screen opens. The Category field NATIONWIDE...

  • Page 40: Indicating Destinations On The Map

    The standard map view route is usually quicker. Via map view 1. If the standard map view is not yet open, tap on the button This button can be found on almost all the Sony Personal Navigation System screens in the bottom, right corner of the screen.

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    The N 1a Tap on the Navigation button. The N 1b On the N button. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System tap on the New destination button. screen opens. EW DESTINATION screen opens. AVIGATION screen, tap on the Select on map...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The map opens in S significant characteristic of this mode is a large crosshair on the screen. How to accept 2. Push the desired destination into the middle of the crosshair. destinations from the map…...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 3. Tap on the Select destination button. The M opens. It shows the address of the destination AP MENU in the crosshair. If the destination in the crosshair is not located on a road that is included in the map, you will be shown the coordinates.

  • Page 44: Favourites

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Favourites Survey All destinations you have saved by tapping the Save button are listed on the F select destinations for navigation purposes, rename destinations, and delete destinations from the list. 1. In the M The N 2.

  • Page 45: Recent Destinations

    1. In the M The N 2. Tap on the Navigation button. The N 3. On the N Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. OUTE OPTIONS screen opens. The destination is entered OUTE PLANNING screen. On this screen you may: AVED DESTINATIONS , tap on the New destination button.

  • Page 46: Navigating Homewards

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Recent destinations The R 4. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired destination. The marked destination appears on the select button. 5. Tap on the marked destination. When you have chosen a destination for the navigation the When you have chosen a route point for a route planning, the route point.

  • Page 47: Destination Management

    The N 2. Enter a name for the destination. 3. Tap the OK button. The destination has now been added to the F Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System AVOURITES list ECENT DESTINATIONS list may be added to the F...

  • Page 48: Renaming A Destination

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Renaming a destination 1. Open the F "Favourites" on page42. 2. Select the destination you want to rename. 3. Tap the Edit icon. The N 4. Enter the new name of the destination. 5. Tap the OK button.

  • Page 49: Deleting A Destination

    You may plan itineraries without receiving GPS-signals, e.g. comfortably at home. Planned itineraries may be stored. Thus you may plan as many itineraries as you want, e.g. for holidays. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System as described in "Favourites", AVOURITES ECENT DESTINATIONS screen opens.

  • Page 50: Indicating Route Points

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Indicating route points Planning itineraries… 1. On the M The N 2. Tap on the Route planning button. The R 3. Tap the Add route point icon to enter the first route point. The N 4.

  • Page 51: Editing, Saving And Managing Itineraries

    At any moment, you may add stage points, modify the order of the stages, or display the itinerary on the map. The following commands are available on the I PLANNING Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. The destination is TINERARY PLANNING screen: TINERARY...

  • Page 52: Changing The Order

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Selection These icons are deactivated when the list does not contain any route point. Tap this icon to move the selection one route point up. Tap this icon several times to move the selection several route points up.

  • Page 53: Managing Itineraries

    2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route. The marked route appears on the select button. 3. Tap on the marked route. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. AME OF THE ITINERARY screen opens:...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Rename itinerary 1. Tap the Load itinerary icon. (This icon is deactivated if there is no saved itinerary available) The S 2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route. The marked route appears on the select button.

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    The S 2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route. The marked route appears on the select button. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen reopens. The itinerary has been ELECT ITINERARY Back OUTE PLANNING screen opens.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 3. Tap the Delete icon to delete the selected itinerary. The C 4. Tap Yes. The S more listed. - 54 - screen opens. ONFIRM screen reopens. The deleted route is no ELECT ITINERARY...

  • Page 57: Calculating The Route

    Note: The standard settings for the route options may be changed on the R information on changing the standard settings refer also to "Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System", page 83. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens: OUTE OPTIONS screen.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 3. Tap the Calculate route icon. The route is being calculated. A message window informs you on the progress of calculation. When the calculation has ended, the entire route from the first to the last route point and the probable duration of journey for this...

  • Page 59: Displaying The Itinerary On The Map

    "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)" on page47. The route must be calculated as described in "Calculating the route" on page55. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System EARCH FOR DESTINATION mode you can also add a EARCH FOR DESTINATION Back OUTE PLANNING mode.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 1. Tap the button. The standard map view opens. 2. Tap short on any place on the map. The M 3. Tap on Route. The R - 58 - Map view opens. window opens.

  • Page 61: Starting Navigation

    "Recent destinations", page 43, - OR - You have planned or loaded an itinerary as described in "Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages)", page 47. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. ECENT DESTINATIONS AVOURITES as described...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 1. Tap Start navigation. The R 2. Determine the route options. For detailed information on setting the route options, please refer to "Routing options", page 88. Note: The standard settings for the route options may be...

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    Tap Cancel and restart navigation as soon as the reception of GPS signals is convenient. You may notice that by watching the GPS symbol on the screen: it becomes GPS ready when the reception is good. Navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System - 61 -...

  • Page 65: Working With The Map

    Working with the map Topics covered in this chapter: Selecting a map Operating the map Representation of the map in navigation mode Working with the map User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System page 64 page 65 page 69 - 63 -...

  • Page 66: Selecting A Map

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Selecting a map Selecting a map To load another map which is available on the currently inserted memory card, proceed as follows: 1. In the M The S 2. Tap on Select map. The S - 64 - tap the Settings button.

  • Page 67: Operating The Map

    In the Search for destination map view Each of these views has different functions that are described in the following. Working with the map User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens: VAILABLE MAPS Map view button to return to the standard map...

  • Page 68: Standard Map View

    The scale of the map changes depending on your speed. You can open the S all the Sony Personal Navigation System screens. The map opens automatically when you start navigation. Opening the menu...

  • Page 69: Search For Destination View

    Chapter "Indicating destinations on the map" on page 38 describes how you choose a destination from the map. Working with the map User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System align North or align In driving direction Search for destination...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The following characteristics are typical for this view: A large crosshair appears on the screen. The point in the centre of the crosshair is being "aimed at". The map is north up. The map is fixed and will not follow your position. If you change to this view whilst you are driving, the triangle that represents your position disappears from the screen.

  • Page 71: Representation Of The Map In Navigation Mode

    Refer to chapter "Auto mode" on page 87 for more information. Assistance for Various types of information useful for the journey will be navigation displayed during navigation. Working with the map User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Align In driving direction or align North Select destination Zoom in Zoom out Zoom level bar displays the current zoom level.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Field - 70 - Information If two manoeuvres are to be executed quickly one after the other, the small upper arrow field indicates the manoeuvre to be executed immediately after the next manoeuvre. The red arrow indicates your current position on the map.

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    You can completely suppress your presentation using the S information" on page 86 to find out more. Working with the map User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen. Refer to chapter OUTE INFORMATION screen. Refer to chapter "Signpost...

  • Page 75: Useful Functions For Navigation

    Topics covered in this chapter: Show the entire route Next destination Blocking a route section Change route options Simulation Useful functions for navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System page 74 page 75 page 76 page 78 page 79 page 80...

  • Page 76: Show The Entire Route

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Survey The following functions are available during navigation or after calculating a planned route: Show the entire route Overview During navigation you always see only a part of the route on the screen. You can however display the entire route in order to gain a general overview.

  • Page 77: Next Destination

    (in the example: "company B"). The route is recalculated so that the next but one route point can be approached as the next destination. Useful functions for navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System view. TANDARD opens.

  • Page 78: Blocking A Route Section

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Blocking a route section Blocking a route You may block a route section manually in order to evade it. section manually Manual blocking forces a recalculation of the route. Presume that you are driving on a freeway and a radio message announces a traffic jam 4 miles ahead of your current position.

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The B screen opens. LOCK 4. By tapping on the respective button, input how long the blocked route section should be. The route is recalculated. The Block road button is now coloured orange. Useful functions for navigation...

  • Page 80: Change Route Options

    The blocked route section is highlighted in red. The route is shown in orange. Unblocking 1. Open the R 2. Tap on the orange-coloured Block road button. The block is lifted and the Sony Personal Navigation System continues to navigate to the originally calculated route. Change route options Overview You can change the route options during navigation, perhaps because you now no longer wish to use a motorway.

  • Page 81: Simulation

    57 for more information. Note: The reception of GPS-signals is not necessary for the simulation. Simulation is restricted to routes of 60 miles max. Useful functions for navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen opens. OUTE screen opens. OUTING OPTIONS screen shall apply.

  • Page 82: Tmc

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System TMC-receiver If your navigation device is being used in a TMC cradle, the system avails itself of the current traffic reports and can, if necessary, dynamically change the route in order, for example, to avoid a traffic jam. You can display the current valid traffic reports.

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    4. Tap the Done icon to update the route. The system recalculates the route if necessary. Tuning Tuning 1. Tap the Tuning button to toggle between the Auto tuning, Useful functions for navigation User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System - 81 -...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Hold station, and Frequency input modes. Auto tuning In Auto tuning mode, the TMC module searches continually for the station which is best received. The name and the frequency of the station are being displayed.

  • Page 85: Configuring The Sony Personal Navigation System

    Light sensor Graphical look Touch screen calibration Auto mode Routing options Itinerary Time zone Format Language Home address Radio-Muting Demo mode Product information Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System page 84 - 83 -...

  • Page 86: Settings

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Settings 1. On the M The S 2. Use the Down and Up buttons to open the screen page that has the settings you wish to edit. 3. Tap on the button for the respective setting.

  • Page 87: Select Map

    Element Distance to next destination Show street name Info bar Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen you can choose a different map from ELECT MAP ® to connect the navigation device with your...

  • Page 88: Signpost Information

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Signpost information Signpost information On the S following modifications: The Show traffic signs command indicates whether signposts indicating exits from motorways or highways are currently being displayed or not. Tap the Show traffic signs command to toggle between On and Off mode.

  • Page 89: Touch Screen Calibration

    Touch screen calibration Touchscreen If you think that the touch screen does not perceive contact calibration positions correctly, the Sony Personal Navigation System may calibrate it. Tap the Start calibration button and follow the instructions on the display. Auto mode...

  • Page 90: Routing Options

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Routing options Routing options On the R entry will have an effect on the calculation of the remaining time and of the estimated time of arrival (ETA). 1. Tap the Speed profile button. Select one of the available profiles and tap OK.

  • Page 91: Time Zone

    DVD. The Installer tool starts automatically. Then follow the on- screen instructions. Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System screen, select the time zone of the region you IME ZONE...

  • Page 92: Home Address

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Home address Home address On the H to quickly start navigation homewards from anywhere. Tap Enter your home address. The N 3. Tap the Address button and enter your home address as described in "Entering an address", page 29.

  • Page 93: Glossary

    Traffic Message Channel (TMC) supplies your navigation system with the latest traffic information. A TMC module which is available as accessory receives the signals which are broadcasted by radio stations. Glossary User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Special destination. - 91 -...

  • Page 95: Index

    Format ... 89 GMT ... 18 GPS icon ... 17 GPS Info box ... 85 Graphical look... 86 Index User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System HDOP ... 18 Home address...44, 90 Indication of destinations Favourites ... 42 Home address ... 44 On the map ...

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    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Menu... 22 Navigation Change route options ... 78 Proceed automatically ... 88 Start... 59 POI ... 30 Points of interest ... 30 In certain town... 34 Nationwide ... 37 Nearby... 30 Points of Interest ... 85 Position Fix ...

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