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

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  • Page 1 Personal Navigation System User's Manual NV-U70 2005 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 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

    Command buttons ..............16 Information................16 Battery condition ............16 GPS-Status ..............17 Navigation............... 19 Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System ......20 Menu ................20 Basic settings ................23 Indicating a destination ............26 Specifying the country of your destination ......26 Entering an address ............
  • Page 4 Show the entire route............... 70 Next destination ..............71 Blocking a route section ............72 Change route options ............... 74 Simulation ................75 Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System ..77 Settings.................. 78 Volume ................ 78 Select map ..............79 Map information ............79 Route information ............
  • Page 5: Introduction

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Introduction Topics covered in this chapter: Search facilities and conventions page 4 Liability page 5 Trademarks page 5 Introduction - 3 -...
  • Page 6: Search Facilities And Conventions

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Search facilities and conventions Find information This manual offers the following search facilities: quickly In the footnote at the bottom of the page, you may check which chapter and which section you are actually reading.
  • Page 7: Liability

    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 9: Operating The Navigation Software

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Operating the navigation software Topics covered in this chapter: Managing languages and maps page 8 Hardware keys page 8 Software keyboard page 8 Character keyboard Mobile phone keyboard Lists page 12 Command buttons page 16...
  • 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 city or street name. The Sony Personal Navigation System replaces these characters automatically. When you are looking for, e.g., a French city called "Héroïnès", simply type "HEROINES".
  • Page 12: Mobile Phone Keyboard

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Switching between character and Tap the icon to enter numbers, e.g. for a postcode. number entry… Tap the icon to return to the character entry mode. Special characters Tap the icon to enter a special character.
  • Page 13 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 city or street name. The Sony Personal Navigation System replaces these characters automatically. When you are looking for, e.g., a French city 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.
  • Page 15 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Buttons The lists screens have three buttons located on the right and lower edge of the screen: Up: Tap this icon to scroll the list one item up. Down: Tap this icon to scroll the list one item down.
  • Page 16 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The second city to start with the letter I 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.
  • Page 17 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 7. Tap on the List icon. A list of all the cities that start with ILLI is displayed. The city on the button is marked. The end of the list gives all the cities that include ILLI in their names.
  • Page 18: Command Buttons

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 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. Map view Tap on this button to return to the standard map view.
  • Page 19: Gps-status

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System GPS-Status The GPS S window includes information about your current TATUS location and your current speed. You can also save your current location. The GPS button is located on the right half of the upper edge of the screen.
  • Page 20 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Entry Significance Speed Indicates your current speed. Current position Indicates the address of your current position. Save current Tap on this button to save the current position location in F AVORITES Close window Tap this button to quit the GPS screen.
  • Page 21: Navigation

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Navigation Topics covered in this chapter: Starting the Sony Personal Navigation System page 20 Menu Basic settings page 23 Indicating a destination page 26 Specifying the country of your destination Entering an address Selecting a point of interest...
  • Page 22: 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.
  • Page 23 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 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.
  • Page 24 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Settings Tap the Settings button to modify the settings of the Sony Personal Navigation System. For details, please refer to "Settings", page 78. Quit navigation This button is only visible while you are navigating or while you are simulating a navigation.
  • Page 25: Basic Settings

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 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.
  • Page 26 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The S list opens. ELECT THE TIME ZONE 4. Use the Up and Down buttons to select a valid time zone for your present location (without daylight saving time). The display of cities or states in the presently chosen zone makes it easier for you to choose.
  • Page 27 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The N screen opens. AVIGATION 11. Tap the Address button and enter your home address as described in "Entering an address", page 27. 12. Tap the Set as home address button. The address is indicated on the H screen.
  • Page 28: Indicating A Destination

    For details on how to start navigation to a destination, please refer to "Starting navigation", page 56. Indicating a In the Sony Personal Navigation System there are several destination possibilities to enter or to select destinations: Entering an address, see page 27...
  • Page 29: Entering An Address

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Note: Only states or provinces of which at least a part is represented on the currently loaded map may be selected. Entering an address 1. In the M , tap on the New destination button.
  • Page 30: Selecting A Point Of Interest

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System appears automatically. Note: If no house numbers are stored, the H OUSE UMBER input screen will not appear. The software navigates to the respective street. 7. Enter the name of a crossroad into the Intersection entry field if you want to define an intersection as destination point (e.g.
  • Page 31 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The N screen opens. AVIGATION 3. In the N screen, tap Point of interest. AVIGATION The P screen opens: OINT OF INTEREST 4. In the P screen, tap …nearby GPS OINT OF INTEREST position.
  • Page 32 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 screen opens.
  • Page 33: Point Of Interest In A Certain City

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Point of interest in a certain city 1. In the M , tap on the New destination button. The N screen opens. ESTINATION 2. Tap on the Navigation button. The N screen opens. AVIGATION 3.
  • Page 34 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Selecting a Point of The screen for inputting the city opens: interest in browsed city… 5. Enter the city in which a point of interest should be searched. You can either enter the postcode or the name of the city.
  • Page 35 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The P opens. The OINT OF INTEREST IN A BROWSED CITY Category 1 field shows the chosen category. 7. Tap on the Category 2 field and select the subcategory (e.g. Audi VW Seat Skoda …) under which the point of interest should be searched.
  • Page 36 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Point of interest of superregional significance 1. In the M , tap on the New destination button. The N screen opens. ESTINATION 2. Tap on the Navigation button. The N screen opens. AVIGATION 3. On the N screen, tap Point of interest.
  • Page 37 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Selecting a Point of The C screen opens. ATEGORY interest of superregional significance… 5. Select the category (e.g. car airport) from which points of interest should be searched. Only categories of superregional importance will be shown.
  • Page 38: Indicating Destinations On The Map

    Via map view 1. If the standard map view is not yet open, tap on the button Map view. This button can be found on almost all the Sony Personal Navigation System screens in the bottom, right corner of the screen.
  • Page 39 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Via the Select on 1. In the M tap on the New destination button. map button The N screen opens. EW DESTINATION 1a Tap on the Navigation button. The N screen opens. AVIGATION 1b On the N...
  • Page 40 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System How to accept 2. Push the desired destination into the middle of the crosshair. destinations from the map… Refer to chapter "Operating the map" on page 61 to discover more about working with maps.
  • Page 41: Favorites

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System You have the following options: This function is only available when GPS reception is possible (The GPS-symbol must be GPS ready). Tap the Start navigation button to start navigation to the selected place. Caution: Using this function while you are already navigating deletes all current destinations (stage points and destination point).
  • Page 42 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 3. On the N screen, tap Favorites. AVIGATION Saved destinations The F screen opens. AVORITES 4. Tap the entry of the respective destination. 5. Use the Up and Down buttons to select the desired location.
  • Page 43: Recent Destinations

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Recent destinations Survey All destinations you have navigated to recently are listed on the screen. On this screen you may: ECENT DESTINATIONS select destinations for navigation purposes, Add destinations to the S list, and...
  • Page 44: Navigating Homewards

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System When you have chosen a destination for the navigation the screen opens. OUTE OPTIONS When you have chosen a route point for a route planning, the screen opens. The destination is entered as a OUTE PLANNING route point.
  • Page 45: Renaming A Destination

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 1. Tap the Save icon. The S screen opens. AVE AS 2. Enter a name for the destination. 3. Tap the OK button. The destination has now been added to the F AVORITES Renaming a destination 1.
  • Page 46: Deleting A Destination

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 4. Enter the new name of the destination. 5. Tap the OK button. The destination is now renamed. Deleting a destination Precondition You have opened the F as described in "Favorites" on AVORITES page 39 - OR –...
  • Page 47: Indicating Several Destinations (itinerary With Stages)

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Indicating several destinations (Itinerary with stages) Itinerary planning 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.
  • Page 48: Editing, Saving And Managing Itineraries

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The R screen opens. The destination is added OUTE PLANNING as stage point 1. 6. Repeat steps 2-4 for every stage point you want to add to the itinerary. Editing, saving and managing itineraries Survey You may plan as many itineraries as you want, e.g.
  • Page 49: 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 50: Managing Itineraries

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Managing itineraries Save itinerary Only itineraries that contain at least one route point may be saved. Otherwise this icon is deactivated. 1. Tap this icon to save the itinerary you have planned. The N screen opens.
  • Page 51 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 screen opens: ELECT ITINERARY 2. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired route.
  • Page 52 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 5. Tap OK. The S screen reopens. The itinerary has been ELECT ITINERARY renamed. 6. Tap on the button with the renamed route in order to download this route. - OR - Tap the...
  • Page 53 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 3. Tap the Delete icon to delete the selected itinerary. The C screen opens. ONFIRM 4. Tap Yes. The S screen reopens. The deleted route is no ELECT ITINERARY more listed. Navigation - 51 -...
  • Page 54: Calculating The Route

    For detailed OUTING OPTIONS information on changing the standard settings refer also to "Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System", page 77. 3. Tap the Calculate route button. The route is being calculated. A message window informs you on the progress of calculation.
  • Page 55: Displaying The Itinerary On The Map

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System When the calculation has ended, the entire route from the first to the last route point and the probable duration of journey for this route are displayed at the bottom of the R screen.
  • Page 56: Simulating The Route

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 2. Tap on the Back button to return to the R screen. OUTE PLANNING Simulating the route Simulation You may execute a simulated navigation. Note: The reception of GPS-signals is not necessary for the simulation.
  • Page 57 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 2. Tap short on any place on the map. The M opens. 3. Tap on Route. The R window opens. OUTE 4. Tap on Simulation. The route is recalculated for the simulation. Simulation starts when calculation has finished.
  • Page 58: Starting Navigation

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Starting navigation Precondition You have entered a destination as described in "Indicating a destination", page 26, - OR - You have selected a destination from the F as described AVORITES in "Favorites", page 39, - OR –...
  • Page 59 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System No GPS reception? When the received GPS signal is not sufficient, the following message appears: You have two possibilities: Wait until navigation starts. This will happen as soon as the GPS reception is sufficient.
  • Page 61: Working With The Map

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Working with the map Topics covered in this chapter: Selecting a map page 60 Operating the map page 61 Representation of the map in navigation mode page 66 Working with the map - 59 -...
  • Page 62: 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 device, proceed as follows: 1. In the M tap the Settings button. The S screen opens. ETTINGS 2. Tap on Select map.
  • Page 63: Operating The Map

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System 3. Tap on the Map button. The A screen opens: VAILABLE MAPS 4. Use the Up and Down buttons to mark the desired map. The marked map appears on the select button. 5. Tap on the select button for the marked map.
  • Page 64: Standard Map View

    TANDARD Map view button. This button can be found on almost all the Sony Personal Navigation System screens. The map opens automatically when you start navigation. Opening the menu Under the standard map view, when you tap on a point in the map, the M opens.
  • Page 65: Search For Destination View

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System When you tap on the Hide button, all the other buttons on the map are hidden. This gives you a better overview. The only button on the screen is now the Show button. If you now tap on this button, the other buttons will be shown again.
  • Page 66 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 67 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Map alignment Align In driving direction or align North Tap on the In driving direction button to align the map in such a way that the “straight ahead” direction of movement is always “pointing up” on the screen.
  • Page 68: Representation Of The Map In Navigation Mode

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Representation of the map in navigation mode During navigation the map opens in the S view. For the TANDARD Mode 2D/3D, Autozoom and Alignment, the settings that have been established in the V screen will be IEWING OPTIONS used.
  • Page 69 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The info box displays the current height above sea level and the current speed. The compass needle shows where north is. The route information field displays the remaining distance until you reach your destination and the probable time of arrival.
  • Page 71: Useful Functions For Navigation

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Useful functions for navigation Topics covered in this chapter: Show the entire route page 70 Next destination page 71 Blocking a route section page 72 Change route options page 74 Simulation page 75 Useful functions for navigation...
  • Page 72: 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 73: Next Destination

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Note: you can now add or insert an interim destination. Refer to chapter "Indicating destinations on the map" on page 36 for more information. Next destination Next destination Next destination This function is only available when you are navigating a route with at least one stage point and when you are working in extended mode.
  • Page 74: 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.
  • Page 75 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 colored orange. Useful functions for navigation...
  • Page 76: Change Route Options

    (see above) Unblocking 1. Open the R OUTE 2. Tap on the orange-colored 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 77: Simulation

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System The R screen opens. OUTE 3. Tap on the Route options button. The R screen opens. OUTING OPTIONS 4. Carry out the required change to the route options. Refer to chapter "Routing options" on page 82 for detailed information on changing route options.
  • Page 78 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System - 76 - Simulation...
  • Page 79: Configuring The Sony Personal Navigation System

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Configuring the Sony Personal Navigation System Topics covered in this chapter: Settings page 78 Volume Select map Map information Route information Signpost information Light sensor Screen setting Touch screen calibration Viewing options Routing options...
  • Page 80: Settings

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Settings 1. On the M , tap on the Settings button. The S screen opens. ETTINGS 2. Use the Down and Up buttons to open the screen page that has the settings you wish to edit.
  • Page 81: Select Map

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Select map Select map In the S screen you can choose a different map from ELECT MAP your device. To do this, tap on the Map field and select a different map. You can edit the maps that should be available by using the Installer tool.
  • Page 82: Signpost Information

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Signpost information Signpost information On the S screen, you may effect the IGNPOST INFORMATION following modifications: The Show traffic signs command indicates whether signposts indicating exits from motorways or highways are currently being displayed or not.
  • Page 83: Touch Screen Calibration

    Touch screen calibration Touch screen 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. Viewing options...
  • Page 84: Routing Options

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Routing options Routing options On the R screen, indicate your speed profile. This OUTING OPTIONS entry will have an effect on the calculation of the remaining time and of the estimated time of arrival (ETA).
  • Page 85: Time Zone

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Time zone Calculation of arrival On the T screen, select the time zone of the region you IME ZONE times are currently staying in. This is necessary for the system to indicate correct times of arrival in navigation mode.
  • Page 86: Home Address

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Home address Home address On the H screen, you may save your home address OME ADDRESS to quickly start navigation homewards from anywhere. Tap Enter your home address. The N screen opens. AVIGATION 3. Tap the Address button and enter your home address as described in "Entering an address", page 27.
  • Page 87: Glossary

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Glossary COM-port A COM port is a connector to a communications interface, usually the serial port. The ports are numbered by a number behind "COM". A communications interface is designed to connect hardware like a mouse or a GPS receiver.
  • Page 89: Index

    User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Index Assistance for navigation....66 Indication of destinations Favorites ........39 Home address ......42 On the map ......... 36 Points of interest ......28 Battery Recent destinations....... 41 Status......... 16 Saved destinations......39 Blocking.........
  • Page 90 User's manual Sony Personal Navigation System Change route options ....74 Search facilities ......... 4 Proceed automatically ....82 Select language ......83 start ........... 56 Settings ......... 78 Demo mode ......... 84 Format ........83 Home address ......84 Itinerary........

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