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| Originally posted by ksz@Nov 14 2004, 01:33 AM |
I special ordered my car with all the options except rear side airbags, comfort seats, and active cruise control. B)
I am still quite pleased with the software upgrade despite the continuing lack of MP3 playback, which should be all in a day's work for a bright Microsoft engineer!
To view the navigation map from any screen, I simply say:
"Map, direction of travel"
"Map, facing north"
This has always worked for me, but I have not tried this with the new software. I'll check tomorrow and post a repy if it fails.
As for switching off navigation guidance, I don't think there's a voice command for that, but it is doable through the Navigation screen with the iDrive controller. Simply select your destination, press the controller, and uncheck the checkbox from the pop-up menu.
Finally, I do not have satellite radio. I am seriously considering it, but I am not sure if it is compatible with Nav...
| Originally posted by ksz@Nov 15 2004, 11:03 AM |
Cassidym, thanks for the info.
Couple of questions for you and other E60 owners:
1. Do you have "Autostore" available for FM frequencies? This option no longer exists after my software upgrade. Autostore should appear next to:
"MANUAL PRESETS ALL STATIONS"
in the FM subfunction list.
2. Do you have RDS (radio data system) which displays station Ids such as KROK, KBAY, etc.? This feature also appears to have been removed. There is no on/off switch for RDS; when displaying all stations, the Ids are automatically displayed if your firmware supports RDS.
3. Can you play MP3 CDs? If you browse the owner's manual you will see screenshots illustrating the operation of MP3 playlists.
| Originally posted by ksz@Nov 14 2004, 02:05 PM |
The voice commands for bringing up the roadmap still work correctly from any screen.
Couple more observations:
1. Fuel consumption is calculated more accurately now.
2. Average speed is also calculated more accurately.
3. However, RDS (radio data system) does not seem to be working. Radio stations are only identified by their frequencies now instead of by their station Ids.
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