Finding a Destination on the Map ..... 71 • Calibrating the built-in gyrosensor Settings.............. 72 • Registering your Mobile Navigation System with Pioneer Guidance to Your Destination ... 73 Safety-related Features ........31 • Handbrake interlock About Screen Guidance and Voice Guidance ... 73 •...
Using the Guidance Menu ....84 Operating the System by Voice ..117 Displaying the Guidance Menu ......85 Voice Operation ..........117 REROUTE: Setting a New Route Successful Voice Recognition ......118 to Your Destination ........86 Using Voice Operation ........119 •...
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Mobile Navigation System. How does it work? This Pioneer Mobile Navigation System relies on detailed map information stored on a CD- ROM. Before you begin a journey, the system helps you provide information about your destination.
Features of Your Mobile Navigation System This section gives you an overview of the most important features and functions of your Pioneer Mobile Navigation System. Voice route guidance While under guidance, you receive voice navigation instructions. Three on-screen guidance modes Choose from Map mode, Arrow mode (in which your route is portrayed symbolically), and Split Screen mode (a combination of both).
About This Manual This manual provides all the information you need to make full use of your new Mobile Navigation System. The first few sections give an overview of the system and explain how to prepare it for use. The remainder is in the form of a function reference giving full details of every feature.
7 Operating the System by Voice This chapter gives details of the voice recognition capabilities of your Mobile Navigation System. Read it when you are ready to begin giving voice commands while under guidance. Appendix Read the appendix to learn more about your Mobile Navigation System, the technology it uses, and such information as the availability of after-care.
Your new Pioneer Mobile Navigation System relies on a combination of hardware and software to provide you with accurate positional information and guidance. Data from global positioning satellites and a built-in gyrosensor is processed by the software and compared with maps stored on CD-ROM to accurately show your position on the display.
• (ON/OFF)button This is the power switch for your Mobile Navigation System. • Joystick/ button The joystick has eight directions of movement. Use it to make choices on the display and to scroll the map. The joystick also acts as the button;...
Navigation commander batteries The Navigation commander requires two batteries (supplied). Take note of the following precautions when inserting or changing the batteries. Supplied alkaline batteries (UM-4, LR03 1.5 V) CAUTION • Take care to insert the batteries in the correct orientation as shown by the + and – marks in the diagram.
Preparing the System for Use A certain amount of preparation is necessary before you can use your new Navigation System. If you are using the system for the first time, read and carry out the instructions in this section. First, the appropriate software must be installed from the programme disc. Once the software has been successfully installed, you must insert the map disc for your area.
As you slide the CD-ROM into the slot, it will be automatically drawn into the unit. • Do not attempt to use discs other than a programme disc designed for use with this system. For example, music CDs and other CD-ROMs cannot be used. •...
Installing the programme After inserting the disc as described in "Inserting the programme disc" above, you are presented with a choice of languages. If you select "SKIP" (by clicking the button with the joystick while it is highlighted), installation is aborted. •...
When installation is complete, you are asked to remove the disc. The disc is automatically ejected. You are asked to insert the appropriate disc (see next section). • Take care to return the programme disc to its holder and store it in a safe place in case you need it again for changing the language for example.
Inserting the appropriate map disc The basic programme needed by the Mobile Navigation System has now been installed. The map data that it needs is on a separate disc. You must now insert the map disc for your area. • Refer to "About CD-ROM Map Discs" on page 138 for information on using map discs other than the one supplied with your system.
Registering your home location You are given a chance to register your home location with the system. Doing so will make it very easy to route home from any location, and we suggest you take this opportunity to do so. After inserting an appropriate map disc as described above, you are asked if you want to register your home location.
A list of matching cities, towns, or villages appears. • If you need further help with entering text using the text palette, see "The Text Palette" on page 38. The text palette appears again, this time for entry of your street name. •...
The text palette appears again, this time for entry of your house number. • If the map disc has no house number information, a list of intersecting streets is displayed (for details of entering intersecting street information, see "Entering intersecting street information" on page 61). A map showing the selected location is displayed.
The selected location is registered as your home, and you are next asked if you want to register a password (see next section). • If the number you input is invalid, a list of house number ranges is displayed (for details of entering house number information, see "Choosing a house number range"...
Registering a password You can limit use of this Mobile Navigation System to those who know a password. You might choose to register a password if you do not want others to know what journeys you are making or to keep your home location confidential. After registering a password, make careful note of it in a form unlikely to be recognised.
A message confirming registration of your password is displayed. The system also reads back your password. • Your password should be 6 to 23 characters long. • See "The Text Palette" on page 38 for instructions on using the text palette. •...
Calibrating the built-in gyrosensor Your Mobile Navigation System contains a gyrosensor as part of the positioning system. Before it will operate correctly, however, the gyrosensor must be calibrated. To prepare for this, stop your vehicle on an open stretch of road free of tall buildings and clumps of trees. You will need to proceed forward for about 100 m (100 yards) to complete the calibration, so make sure there are not likely to be any obstacles in your path.
The Destination menu is displayed. The Settings menu is displayed. The location status display is shown.
The reset confirmation message appears. The gyrosensor’s learning function memory is reset (see, "Positioning Technology" on page 129 for details of the learning function). This may take a little time; remain stationary until the location status display appears once again. •...
Calibration of the gyrosensor is complete. Registering your Mobile Navigation System with Pioneer We recommend that you register your Mobile Navigation System with Pioneer. Registration information can be obtained on screen. To see the information, select "SYSTEM REGISTRATION" from the Destination menu and click the...
Safety-related Features Handbrake interlock Certain functions offered by this Mobile Navigation System could be dangerous if used while driving. To prevent them being used while in motion, there is an interlock with your vehicle’s handbrake. If you attempt to use these functions whilst driving, the message "You cannot use this function while driving"...
What Next? This completes the setup of your Mobile Navigation System. It is now ready for use. We suggest you now switch it off, and read “Basic Operation” that follows before attempting to use the system while driving.
When You Switch On After your Mobile Navigation System starts up, you are presented with a cautionary message and then asked to enter your password if one has been registered (see "Registering a password" on page 25). What follows depends on the state of the system when it was last switched off. •...
• If you were being guided to a destination when you last switched off the system. Then guidance mode will resume. This means that if you stop at a service station, for example, when you resume your journey the system will pick up where it left off and give you onward guidance toward your destination.
Basic Menu Usage The Destination menu and Guidance menu provide access to most of the important functions of your Mobile Navigation System. There is also a Settings menu, which you use to customise the appearance and behaviour of your system. The various options presented in these menus are selected using the joystick on your Navigation commander.
Obtaining help When certain menu items are highlighted, appears to their left. This indicates that a help text or other information is available about that item. View this information as follows. The help information is displayed.
The Text Palette It is sometimes necessary to key information into your Pioneer Mobile Navigation System. Generally, you can choose to do this by directly entering the text. Whenever there is a need for text to be input, you are presented with a text palette. You will most often see this text palette when asked to enter a password and when you wish to search for a destination.
How to input text Follow these instructions to enter text using the text palette. The character highlights in yellow to indicate that it has been selected. The selected character appears in the text box at the cursor position. • You will notice that your choice of characters is limited at each point to those matching locations on the map.
The Map Display Much of the information provided by your Pioneer Mobile Navigation System is presented in the form of maps. It is important that you become familiar with the map display and learn what the various symbols on the maps mean.
Scrolling the map display Whenever you switch to the map display, your current position is shown just below the centre of the display (or in the centre if "MAP ORIENTATION" is set to "NORTH UP"; see "Changing the Factory Settings" on page 99). However, you can scroll the map in any direction using the joystick;...
Viewing detailed information As you scroll, you can obtain detailed information about any location. Click the button; "DESTINATION" appears on the display. If information is available details are shown at the bottom of the display. “DESTINATION” button Detailed information DESTINATION button If you click the button, the selected location (indicated by ) is set as the destination.
• Press the button to clear "DESTINATION" and the information. Changing the map scale The current map scale is indicated by the map scale indicator toward the bottom right of the map. You can easily increase or decrease the map scale (zoom in or zoom out) using the buttons on the Navigation commander.
Your First Destination You have now learned how to interpret the information shown on the display and are ready to begin using your Mobile Navigation System to navigate to a destination. The next step is to use the Destination menu to tell the system about your first destination. Depending on what you know about your intended destination, and the type of place it is, read the appropriate section of "Setting a Route to Your Destination"...
The Destination menu allows you to set a route to: • a previously visited destination • back home or to a previously stored location (if they have been registered) • a location identified by address, partial address, or post code •...
Setting a Route Using the Destination History The Destination history allows you to easily obtain guidance from your current location to any previously visited location. Using the Destination history The Destination history is a convenient list of places that you have routed to in the past. Up to 98 previous destinations are stored in the list, and you can rename or delete particular listings at any time.
The screen displays “MOTORWAY PRIORITISED”. Alternatively, if you wish to confirm the selected destination on the map before setting a route, click right with the joystick to select the Map icon The map is displayed with the selected destination at the centre. See “Finding a Destination on the Map”...
Once found, the route appears as a bold green line on the map. Your current location is automatically displayed, and guidance begins immediately (see “Guidance to Your Destination”). • There may be instances where a motorway may be used in a route that is set even though “AVOID MOTORWAY”...
The screen displays a list of available options. ADD TO PRIORITY LIST Places a tick to the left of the listing in the Destination history. You are also given the opportunity to name the listing. A ticked listing: • is sorted to the top of the Destination history alphabetical •...
• If you choose “ADD TO PRIORITY LIST” you are asked if you want to rename the listing. If you choose “YES”, the text palette is displayed and you can enter a name. The new name appears with a tick mark. If you choose “NO”, the old name is retained and appears with a tick mark.
Setting a route to the stored location This sets a route to the stored location if you have registered one. The screen displays “MOTORWAY PRIORITISED”. See step 3 to 5 of “Using the Destination history” on page 46 for details of how to proceed. •...
Registering locations Before setting a route home or to the stored location, you must register these locations. You may have registered your home when you first switched on the system. You can change or delete these registered locations at any time. •...
A map showing the selected location is displayed. Your home address or the address you have entered for the stored location is displayed. If you are registering your home address, simply click the button to complete the process and return to the Destination menu.
A message confirming registration of the name is displayed. The System also reads back the name. • The name can be 6 to 23 characters long. • See “The Text Palette” on page 38 for instructions on using the text palette. The stored location is registered and the Destination menu is displayed.
Finding a Destination by Street/City Search If you know the address of your destination, you can set a route to it using the “STREET/CITY SEARCH” function. Even if you only know the city, town, or village your destination is in, or perhaps know only the street name and an intersecting street, you can locate the intersection on the map and then route there.
A list of cities, towns, and villages that match your input appears below the text palette. • See “ The Text Palette” on page 38 for instructions on using the text entry palette. • If you don’t know which city, town, or village your destination is in, select .
A list of matching motorways, roads, and streets appears. • In some cases, you should enter the root name of a street only. For example, in the case of “Upper Bond Street” , input only “Bond”. • Alternatively, if you don't know the name of the street, or if you wish to route to the centre of the city, town, or village you selected above, simply choose instead of “OK”.
Selecting a city, town, or village If you failed to give a city, town, or village in “Entering city/town and street information” above, or if there is more than one street matching the name you have input, then you will be presented with a list of cities, towns, and villages that have a matching road or street.
Entering house number information If the road or street you selected is one with house numbers and the map disc includes this information, then you can specify a particular house number as your destination. The house number input display appears. You will be asked whether to route using motorways or not, then a route will be set to the location corresponding to the selected house number (as in steps 3 to 5 in “Using the Destination history”...
Choosing a house number range If the house number you input is invalid, a list of house number ranges will be displayed. As an alternative, you can view the chosen section of road on the map and immediately set a route to it. To do this, highlight it, click right with the joystick, and follow the instructions in “Finding a Destination on the Map”...
Entering intersecting street information If the road or street you have selected does not have house numbers or if there are no house numbers in the map data, you may specify an intersection as your destination. The intersecting street display appears, showing a list of all streets and roads that intersect with the one previously entered.
Finding a Destination by Specific Post Code You can choose a post code as your destination. A post code defines a particular geographical area consisting of a number of streets. After entering a post code, you can view a map centring on the post code area, or narrow your search by continuing to enter street and street number information.
The street input display appears. Proceed as in steps 4 and 5 of “Entering city/town and street information” on page 55. A right click with the joystick will display a map view of the post code area. Click button to route to the mark in the centre of the map or reposition the mark to a desired location in the post code area, then press...
Setting a Route to a Specific Point of Interest The map information on the CD-ROM includes the location of many points of interest. These range from railway stations to amusement parks and restaurants. You can use this function to quickly locate and route to any one of these points of interest. You can, for example, look for a particular type of cuisine within a certain distance of your present location and set a route there.
• If the category you choose is a service station or another type of chain point of interest category, you are presented with a list of chain names. If you choose restaurants, you are presented with a list of types of cuisine, such as “CHINESE” or “FRENCH”. Choose the chain or cuisine type you are interested in.
Search by name You are presented with a text palette where you enter the name of the point of interest. A list of matching points of interest is displayed. • Use of the text palette is described in “The Text Palette” on page 38. You will be asked whether to avoid motorways or not (as described in steps 3 to 5 of “Using the Destination history”...
Search by distance You have the choice of listing matching points of interest in the distance ranges 0-5 km, 0-10 km, or 0-15 km (0-3 miles, 0-6 miles, or 0-9 miles). A list of matching points of interest is displayed. •...
Search by city The city/town display appears. • Use of the text palette is described in “The Text Palette” on page 38. A list of cities, towns, or villages matching your input is displayed. You are presented with another text palette where you enter the name of the point of interest you wish to route to.
Working with points of interest You can choose to permanently display certain categories of point of interest on the map. A list of point of interest categories is displayed. A list of options displayed. Overlay this category The category is Marked with a tick and icons indicating the location of points of interest in this category appear on the map.
MAP SEARCH: Returning to the Map to Find a Destination In Map mode you may switch to Destination menu and return to the map without losing your last map position. This is useful in searching for a destination on the map. The map appears.
Finding a Destination on the Map There are many occasions when you might want to view a possible destination on the map before setting a route to it. Whenever you see to the right of a highlighted listing, you can go directly to a map display showing the listed item in the centre.
Settings You can use the Settings menu to customise the appearance and behaviour of your Mobile Navigation System. Display it by selecting “SETTINGS” in the Destination menu. Full details of the various settings are given in “Customising the System”. The settings related to this chapter, “Setting a Route to Your Destination”, are listed below.
CAUTION • This Mobile Navigation System is intended solely as an aid to you in the operation of your vehicle. It is not a substitute for your attentiveness, judgment, and care when driving. Do not use the Navigation commander or look at the display if doing so will divert your attention from the safe operation of your vehicle.
Initiating Guidance Your Pioneer Mobile Navigation System automatically switches to guidance mode once a route has been set. Once route setting is completed, the map appears on the display and your current location is shown by . The suggested route appears as a bold bright green line leading away from your vehicle’s position as marked by .
Voice Guidance Your Mobile Navigation System provides voice directions simultaneously with on-screen guidance. This feature allows you to concentrate on driving, eliminating the need for you to continually monitor the display. When do you hear voice directions? Once under guidance, you will hear directions telling you what to do at each upcoming turn. What if you miss an instruction? If you want to hear a repeat of the latest guidance, simply press the (NAVI) button on the...
On-screen Guidance Guidance is also given through on-screen instructions whenever the system is in guidance mode. Here you will learn how to interpret the various information presented to you on the screen, and how to customise the display of guidance information. Guidance modes You can obtain on-screen guidance in three different forms, or modes.
The following information is presented in this mode: Name or designation of the next road or street on your route (Name of motorway or motorway junction) • If the information is too long to display in full, it is truncated with “...” Distance to the next way point Destination icon (if your destination is on the map) Your route (in bright green.)
Arrow mode This mode presents you with a simple representation of upcoming intersections on your route. It gives a clear indication of which way to turn. Although it provides no visual clue as to your present position on the map, in contrast with “Map mode”, it provides simple and precise directions for each turn as you approach it.
• The actual time required to reach your destination may differ from that displayed depending on actual vehicle speed and traffic conditions. • If you are not on the correct route (such as in a car park or have just left the set route), a map is displayed.
Split Screen mode In this mode, both the map and arrow guidance displays appear side by side. Although less additional information is available on the screen, this mode is convenient because it gives precise directions regarding upcoming turns while also allowing you to see your progress on the map.
If You Stray from the Route If for any reason you stray away from the suggested route, your Mobile Navigation System will help you get back on track. • If the “AUTO REROUTE” function is ON, it will automatically calculate a new route to your destination within a short time of your vehicle leaving the set route.
If You Take a Break While being guided to your destination, you may need to stop to fill up with fuel or simply want a rest. This poses no problem for your Mobile Navigation System; it will remember the destination you have chosen. When you start your car up again, it will come on and resume guidance where it left off when you stopped.
Settings You can use the Settings menu to customise certain guidance characteristics. Display the Settings menu by pressing the (MENU) button while in guidance mode to display the Guidance menu (see “Using the Guidance Menu”) and selecting “SETTINGS”. Full details of the various settings are given in “Customising the System”.
The Guidance menu offers the following options: • REROUTE — set an updated route to your destination • RESUME ORIGINAL ROUTE — set a new route that returns to your original route after a certain distance • DETOUR — find a detour around a certain length of the road ahead •...
Displaying the Guidance Menu The Guidance menu can be displayed at any time while under guidance by pressing the (MENU) button on the Navigation commander. The Guidance menu is displayed. • You can return to guidance mode by pressing the (NAVI) button.
REROUTE: Setting a New Route to Your Destination If you leave the set route, or for any other reason want to find a new route to your destination, you can reroute from your present location using different parameters. The parameters you can choose from are “SHORTEST ROUTE”...
Rerouting to your destination Once you have selected a reroute parameter, use the Guidance menu to actually reroute to your destination from your present location. • The new route is calculated using the parameters selected in the “REROUTE” menu.
RESUME ORIGINAL ROUTE: Returning to the Original Route If you stray from the route, you may want to find the quickest way back to the original route. “RESUME ORIGINAL ROUTE” allows you to do this. • The shortest route back to the original route is calculated. •...
DETOUR: Avoid the Road Ahead As you follow the guidance provided by your Mobile Navigation System, you may wish to find an alternative route that avoids a certain length of the road ahead. For example, you may hear on the radio that the road ahead is heavily congested. In such a situation, “DETOUR” may be able to find a route around the congestion by taking a less direct route at upcoming intersections.
Setting a detour route Once you have selected an appropriate length for detours, use the Guidance menu to actually begin a detour from your present location. A detour is calculated that returns you to the original route at the distance selected in the “DETOUR”...
Changing the Guidance Mode You can change the Guidance mode from the Guidance menu. CAUTION • For safety reasons, this function is not available while your vehicle is in motion. Before choosing the length of diversion, pull over when it is safe to do so and apply the handbrake.
Setting a Further Destination You can add a further destination to your route. When your initial destination is reached, you will receive onward guidance to the next destination you have chosen. CAUTION • For safety reasons, this function is not available while your vehicle is in motion. Before setting an onward destination, pull over when it is safe to do so and apply the handbrake.
Locating Nearby Points of Interest While travelling to your destination, you may want to locate restaurants, museums, or other points of interest on or near your route. You can easily overlay such points of interest on the map (if you are in Map mode or Split Screen mode). Or you can have them indicated on the display (if you are in Arrow mode).
• If the display is in Map or Split Screen mode, the points of interest are overlaid as icons at the appropriate locations on the map. In Arrow mode, they appear on the right-hand side of the display with an arrow indicating how far away they are and in what direction. Setting a route to a nearby point of interest You can obtain a list of points of interest in a particular category and within a certain distance of your present location.
The chosen point of interest is treated as an additional destination on the way to your destination. You are asked whether to route to the selected point of interest using motorways or not (see steps 3 to 5 of “Using the Destination history” on page 46). The system then works out a suitable route.
View Map While under guidance, should you decide to view a map, you can select “VIEW MAP” from the Guidance menu. You can scroll the map to see the area you want. The map displayed is the one shown when it was last used. Go to step 2 of “Finding a Destination on the Map”...
Cancelling a Route You may want to stop routing to your selected destination, or stop receiving guidance before you arrive. If you decide not to proceed to your destination, but fail to cancel the route, your Mobile Navigation System will continue to give guidance. Choose “CANCEL ROUTE/NEW ROUTE”...
Settings You can use the Settings menu to customise the appearance and behaviour of your Mobile Navigation System. Display the Settings menu by selecting “SETTINGS” in the Guidance menu. Full details of the various settings are given in “Customising the System”. There is one setting that relates particularly to use of the Guidance menu.
Changing the Factory Settings Access the factory settings from the “SETTINGS” menu. Display the settings menu by choosing “SETTINGS” in either the Destination menu or the Guidance menu. To illustrate the process of changing settings, an example is given here in which “MAP ORIENTATION” is changed from “HEADING UP”...
If a route has been set and you are under guidance, the Guidance menu will appear. If no route has been set, the Destination menu will be displayed. The Settings menu is displayed.
The “MAP ORIENTATION” setting display appears, and “HEADING UP” is highlighted. “NORTH UP” is selected and “DONE” is highlighted. The new setting is registered and the Settings menu is again displayed. The procedure for changing other settings is similar. Details are given in “User Settings” on page 102.
User Settings This section gives details of all the settings that can be customised. Some settings are simple choices presented in the form of buttons; in this case just highlight the appropriate button and click the button. Others require text input and voice confirmation. A full explanation is given.
Street list on route This function displays a list of roads and streets along the route every time a route is set to a new destination. By reading the list of streets, you can check the route. The default setting is “OFF”.
AREAS TO BE AVOIDED This allows you to define areas which are to be avoided when setting a route. You might use this feature to mark off areas that you know to be particularly prone to traffic jams, for example, or city centre areas you want to avoid in your driving.
If you choose to select the area by post code, street, or point of interest, the selection process is identical to that for setting a destination by these methods. (See “Finding a Destination by Specific Post Code” on page 62 for selection by post code, “Finding a Destination by Street/ City Search”...
Clearing or modifying an area to be avoided A list of the nine areas to be avoided is displayed. You are given a choice of changing the area or deleting it entirely. • The location (longitude and latitude) of each registered area and the map scale (indicating the size of the area) can also be displayed.
Guidance voice You have a choice of voices with which to receive guidance. The default setting is “RECORDED VOICE” (FEMALE). • RECORDED VOICE (FEMALE):A real female voice • RECORDED VOICE (MALE): A real male voice • SYNTHESISED VOICE: A computer synthesised voice Auto road hiding This setting allows you to choose whether Map mode displays minor roads and streets while you are under guidance and driving on a major road.
Location status This allows you to correct for errors in your vehicle’s position as shown on the map and to select or reset the memory in which the built-in gyrosensor’s learning results are stored. At the same time, the number of GPS satellites from which signals are currently being received is displayed along with the speed pulse rate (indicating your vehicle’s speed) and your calculated longitude and latitude.
Adjusting an error in your vehicle’s position If for any reason your vehicle’s position is displayed incorrectly on the map, you can correct this. (Your vehicle must be stationary.) The map is displayed.
Checking the GPS status You can check the reception of signals from the GPS satellites. A display of GPS status appears. At the same time, a graphical representation of the following information is shown: 1 The average strength of the GPS signals from the satellites (level 0 to 3 as indicated by the satellite icon at the top left of the screen) •...
Selecting a calibration memory The built-in gyrosensor incorporates a learning function (see “Positioning Technology”, page 129) and you can choose to store the learning data in one of two memories. The default is “MEMORY-1”. • MEMORY-1: The gyrosensor learning results are usually stored in Memory-1. If you use the same tyres throughout the year, you don’t need to change this setting.
Auto day/night background The map background colour is optimised for daytime driving. Automatic switching to a slightly darker background colour suitable for night driving is possible; the night-driving background is then displayed whenever you turn on your vehicle’s headlights. The default setting is “ON”. •...
Password You can place a password in the system to prevent unauthorised use. This may be necessary if you are driving a commercial vehicle with many drivers, but you want to restrict use of this Mobile Navigation System to certain people. In a private vehicle, you can register a password to prevent others gaining access to your Destination history and home location.
Language You can select the language used in menus and for voice guidance and voice recognition. You are instructed to eject the map disc and insert the appropriate programme disc. • See “Inserting the programme disc” on page 16. • See “Installing the programme” on page 18.
Home location You can register the location of your home. By doing so, you can use the “ROUTE BACK HOME” function in the Destination menu to quickly set a route home from wherever you are. You are given an opportunity to register your home location when you first switch on the system (see “Registering your home location”...
Volume control This allows the volume to be set if you are using a display without its own volume control. This setting is provided for future functionality. The volume control display appears, showing the current volume setting. If you have a display with its own volume control, two volume controls are available. In this case, set the “VOLUME CONTROL”...
Voice Operation Voice operation allows you to concentrate on the task of driving your vehicle. Combined with voice guidance, it means that while actually driving there is little need to use the Navigation commander nor to continuously monitor the display. The result is greatly enhanced safety. Most of the functions that you need while driving can be activated with voice commands.
Successful Voice Recognition In order for your voice commands to be correctly recognised and interpreted, you need to take certain steps to ensure that conditions are suitable for recognition. These are outlined below. • The voice recognition system may have problems differentiating your voice commands if there is too much extraneous noise.
Using Voice Operation Follow these basic instructions to make use of the voice recognition functions. The voice recognition menu appears. • When you press the (TALK) button, the countdown lamps will light and change colour one by one. • Pressing the (NEXT OPTION) button while the Voice Recognition menu is displayed returns you to the previous display.
Setting a Route and Displaying Points of Interest by Voice You can use voice commands to set a route in much the same way as described in “Settng a Route . You may also overlay a specific category of points of interest on the map to Your Destination”...
Routing home or to the stored location You can set a route home or to the stored location with a single voice command! If accepted, the command appears on the display. After all the countdown lamps have changed colour, you will be asked if you want to use motorways or not, and then a route will be set. Guidance begins automatically (see steps 3 to 5 of “Using the Destination history”...
Routing to personal destinations You can set a route to locations in the Destination history for which you have given a name (see “Working with the Destination history” on page 48). Such locations are called “Personal destinations” in the Voice Recognition menu. If accepted, the command appears on the display.
Overlaying points of interest on the map You can overlay points of interest of a specified category on the map using voice commands. If accepted, the command appears on the display. • If the command displayed is not the one you gave, press the (NEXT OPTION) button repeatedly until the desired command is shown (see “Using Voice Operation”...
Using Voice Recognition while Under Guidance You can also use voice recognition while in guidance mode or when the guidance menu is displayed. The functions available are essentially the same as those offered by the Guidance menu (see “Using the Guidance Menu”). Activating voice recognition The Voice Recognition menu appears (countdown lamps lights and change colour one by one) and you will hear “Please make your request”.
Rerouting to your destination This command allows you to reroute to your destination (see “REROUTE: Setting a New Route to Your Destination” on page 86). If accepted, the command appears on the display. After all the countdown lamps have changed colour, you will be asked if you want to use motorways or not, and then a route will be set.
Obtaining information about points of interest You can obtain information about points of interest in a specific category near your current location, and then choose whether to route to one of them. If accepted, the command appears on the display. •...
If accepted, the command is repeated on the display. • If the command displayed is not the one you gave, press the (NEXT OPTION) button repeatedly until the desired command is shown (see “Using Voice Operation” above). After all the countdown lamps have changed colour, information about the nearest point of interest in that category is displayed.
If accepted, the command is repeated on the display. • If the command displayed is not the one you gave, press the (NEXT OPTION) button repeatedly until the desired command is shown (see “Using Voice Operation” above). • If your response is “Yes”, the point of interest is treated as an additional destination on the way to your (first) destination.
Positioning Technology Recent advances in communications, computer technology, and engineering have made it possible to determine a location on earth with remarkable accuracy. This Mobile Navigation System brings together a number of these techniques to provide you with an accurate, and constantly updated, indication of your vehicle’s position.
What is GPS? The global positioning system, or GPS, depends on a network of artificial satellites encircling the earth. Each of the 24 satellites, which orbit at a height of 21,000 km, continually broadcasts radio signals giving time and position information. This ensures that signals from at least three can be picked up from any open area on the earth’s surface.
When is it used? GPS is used to determine your position whenever adequate signals are available. However, there are times when this is not possible and the system has to rely on an estimated position (see “Dead reckoning” below). • If signals can be picked up from no more than two GPS satellites, GPS positioning does not take place.
Dead reckoning What is dead reckoning? Unlike GPS, dead reckoning relies on sensors installed in your vehicle to gather data about your movements. The built-in gyrosensor is able to detect the turning motion of your vehicle, and combines this with distance information taken from speed pulse data, as used by the speedometer, to approximately track your position.
Handling large errors If you use chains on your wheels for winter driving, or if you need to use the spare wheel, the errors may appear to suddenly increase as a result of the different wheel diameter. To prevent corruption of learning data that has been gradually built up about your vehicle, learning automatically stops when such errors suddenly appear.
Conditions likely to cause noticeable positioning errors Certain conditions are more likely to cause discrepancies between your actual position and the location shown on the map display. • If you make a slight turn • If there is a parallel road •...
• If the road has connected hairpin bends • If there is a loop or similar road configuration • If you take a ferry • If you are driving on a long, straight road or a gently curving road • If you are on a steep mountain road with many height changes...
• If you enter or exit a multi-story car park lot or similar with a spiral junction • If your vehicle is turned on a turntable or similar • If your vehicle’s wheels spin, such as on a rough track or in snow •...
• If you drive very slowly, or in a start-and-stop manner, as in a traffic jam • If you join the road after driving around a large car park • When you pass around a roundabout...
Map discs covering other areas are available for your Mobile Navigation System. You can use any map disc that is compatible with SDAL. To find out more, contact your nearest Pioneer service facility. Before calling, you need to check the version numbers of your present programme as described below;...
Handling and Care of CD-ROM Discs Some basic precautions are necessary when handling CD-ROM discs. • Do not touch the recorded surface of a CD-ROM. Carefully hold the disc by its outer edge or by the hole in the centre, as shown. •...
Resetting the System It may on occasion be necessary to reset your Mobile Navigation System. When a reset is necessary You should reset the system in the following situations: • After installation of the hardware in your vehicle. • If there appear to be problems with the operation of the system. •...
While this list is not comprehensive, it should answer your most pressing problems. If a solution to your problem cannot be found here, then contact your dealer or the nearest authorised Pioneer service facility.
The map continually reorients itself. Probable cause: Solution: • Check the “MAP ORIENTATION” settings (page 107) and change the setting to “NORTH UP”. Tracking marks are not displayed. Probable cause: Solution: • Check the “TRACKING DISPLAY” settings (page 111) and make sure “ON (PERMANENTLY)”...
The display is very dim. Possible causes: Solutions: • Read about the “AUTO DAY/NIGHT BACKGROUND” setting (page 112) and select “OFF” if desired. • A liquid crystal display is used, and such displays tend to darken when cold. Wait for the vehicle to warm up.
The Navigation commander fails to work. Possible causes: Solutions: • Change the batteries. • Check that the batteries are properly inserted according to the + and — markings. • Ensure that the Navigation commander has a clear line of sight to the display unit. •...
Messages and How to React to Them The following messages may be displayed by your Car Navigation System. • There are occasions when you may see error messages other than those shown here. In such a case, follow the instructions given on the display. When: while trying to make a menu selection.
When: if the built-in gyrosensor does not receive vehicle speed pulse. What to do: consult with your Pioneer dealer. When: if the distance to the destination is too far and cannot be set. What to do: change the destination to a location that is closer and divide up the route.
What to do: note down the error code displayed on the screen, turn off the power, and then contact your nearest Pioneer service facility. When: in the case of system failure. What to do:...
Route Setting Information Route Search Specifications Your Mobile Navigation System sets a route to your destination by applying certain built-in rules to the map data. This section provides some useful information about how a route is set. CAUTION • Route-setting takes place automatically and guidance is based on the set route. The system cannot take into account traffic restrictions and controls that depend on the day.
How a Route Is Set • In some cases, the set route may assume travel in the opposite direction to your current heading. • In some cases, a route may begin on the opposite side of a railway or river from your actual current location.
Intersection Enlargement As you approach a intersection, the map scale is increased to show more detail. • When the map scale increases, your vehicle direction immediately before reaching the intersection is shown as “UP”. Thus, if you approach the intersection in a straight line, the current location mark will come onto the map from the bottom of the display.
Other Information Tracking Your Mobile Navigation System marks your course on the map in certain increments (of approximately 50 m (45 yards)). This is called tracking. It is handy when you want to check a route travelled without guidance or if returning along a complex route. A maximum of about 200 km (124 miles) is marked, and as you travel beyond this limit tracking marks are erased in order from the most distant.
Position update frequency ..... Approx. once per second Dimensions ......38 (W) x 153 (H) x 33 (D) mm Weight ................0.08 kg Usable discs ..... PIONEER Navigation CD-ROMs Maximum current consumption ........1.0 A Power source ....14.4 V DC (10.8 - 15.1 V allowed) Earthing system ..........
Glossary This glossary explains some of the terms used in the manual. A disc much like an audio CD but used to store data. The present location of your vehicle; your current location is shown on the map by . A factory setting which applies when you first switch on the system;...
A CD-ROM containing map data for a particular area; map discs are available for many different areas and countries; see “About CD-ROM Map Discs” on page 138 for details. A list of options shown on the display; choices are selected using the joystick. A system that provides a driver with guidance to a particular destination on the basis of built- in maps and positioning technology.
Display Information Destination menu on page 46 on page 50 on page 51 on page 55 on page 62 on page 64 on page 70 on page 99 on page 30 Guidance menu on page 86 on page 88 on page 89 on page 91 on page 92 on page 93...
Setting menu(2) on page 107 on page 108 on page 111 on page 112 on page 112 on page 112 on page 112 Setting menu(3) on page 113 on page 113 on page 114 on page 115 on page 115 on page 115 on page 116 on page 116...
Please read We apologize for a mistake in the “SEARCH BY” screen on Page 64 of the Owner’s Manual. It shows only four menu items: “SEARCH BY NAME”, “SEARCH BY DISTANCE”, “SEARCH BY CITY”, and “LIST ALL”. The actual screen also contains the “SEARCH BY NAME/DISTANCE”...
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