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garygid
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 6:30 pm

It is a nice, convenient, slick feature to add up to 6 new addresses to your Carwings account, which you can later transfer to your LEAF, if you so desire.

If a friend knows your Carwings account's ID (bad choice for security?), they can easily send your Carwings an address or two as well.
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leafme
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Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0200
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed May 04, 2011 7:40 pm

sdbonez wrote:How To Send a Google Maps route destination from your computer to your Leaf's Navigation System

Thanks Mike and Gary. Nice work.

Malcolm :geek:

GroundLoop
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Fri May 13, 2011 5:30 pm

I was really happy when I followed the instructions and it worked.

Now.. I want to make it stop. Really. Thanks, don't need that destination any more.

Every single time I start my car, it reminds me of my previous (and only) google destination and reads it to me three times. I have removed "Car Route 1" from the list in Carwings. I've hit "Done".

How do I make it stop?

"Once you press delete, this deletes ALL of the feeds you've previously downloaded to your car (including your Google Maps Route Destinations). It however *does not* delete them from your Carwings account. As such, the next time you update the feeds (manual or auto), you will re-download the feeds you just deleted if you haven't sent new ones to your account up to a maximum of 6 feeds before they auto-delete"

So I have to delete them both in the car and on the Carwings dash?
The Carwings Feed dash isn't the most self-explanatory place to hang out either.. What is all this stuff? "ID Check"?

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ttweed
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Leaf Number: 1317
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Fri May 13, 2011 7:17 pm

GroundLoop wrote:I was really happy when I followed the instructions and it worked.

Now.. I want to make it stop. Really. Thanks, don't need that destination any more.

Every single time I start my car, it reminds me of my previous (and only) google destination and reads it to me three times. I have removed "Car Route 1" from the list in Carwings. I've hit "Done".
I'm with you on that. I got sick of it reminding me after we'd already gone there.

How do I make it stop?

I got so angry trying to make it go away, I deleted all Feeds and changed "download them automatically on start up" to "Never," deleted all Favorites, and every incidence of the route in Destinations or the Address Book. That finally stopped the annoying reminders of an obsolete notification. I won't be using this trick again. I'll just enter the address manually in the route planner.

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sdbonez
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Fri May 13, 2011 9:27 pm

I disabled the auto-download on startup.
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GroundLoop
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Fri May 13, 2011 10:34 pm

But then how will I get my Engadget RSS feed update? :)

Yeah, I had to purge the entire machine of feeds to silence the damn thing.
There needs to be a "Yup, Got it. Thanks. Delete now. Don't download this again." button.

This whole thing is kindof weirdly half-baked. Like the ideas are great, some parts of the UI are really slick, the moving parts are all in there somewhere --- but nobody actually tried to use it.

How does this crap get through Beta test?

GroundLoop
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Mon May 16, 2011 12:02 am

Dammit, they're back! Terminator is easier to get rid of.

Every time I start the car, it's reading me my old destinations, AGAIN.. And three times, at that.. "Chicken Ranch", "Chicken Ranch", "Chicken Ranch".

WARNING to all who try this trick -- much like the Chicken Ranch, you may end up with a souvenir you can't remove.

I may end up going to the dealer over this, "feature".

JasonT
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Location: AZ

Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Mon May 16, 2011 7:52 am

GroundLoop wrote:Dammit, they're back! Terminator is easier to get rid of.
Nah, this is easy, just turn off automatic downloads.

Menu -> Carwings -> Carwings Settings -> Information Feed Settings -> Download Automatically -> Select Download Interval -> Never

GroundLoop
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Mon May 16, 2011 9:47 am

But I do want it to download my other RSS feeds, just not the Google/Send to Car one, repeatedly.

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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Mon May 16, 2011 11:57 am

this was a bust, as noted by several folks, above.

So I tried the similar tool in the carwings program. spent about an hour programming 6 routes to and from (mostly from) work to home.
sent them to the car, I thought.
But I cant seem to fetch them.

I will be working on it this day in the commute home.
My fall-back position is to use the touch screen function of the range tool.
that seems to give me easy variation of the two freeway routes home.
I am mostly interested in getting the traffic report.
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