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

Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:47 pm

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

Step 1A: Get Driving Directions in Google Maps & Send the Route Destination to your Carwings account
[list=1]
[*]Visit http://maps.google.com/ from any computer
[*]Use the search box to enter a start and end point for your route (e.g. "1551 Auto Park Way, 92029 to 8118 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111"). Don't enter the double quotes and make absolutely sure you click on the 'Search Maps' button to the right of the search bar or it may not work
[*]Driving Directions will be displayed - adjust as necessary if your addresses weren't specific until you have a clear 'Point A' to 'Point B' route
[*]In the upper right header of the page will be some links to 'Print', 'Send', and 'Link' your Driving Directions. Click 'Send'.
[*]A window will pop-up defaulting to sending the directions to an email address. In the left column, click on the second option 'Car'


I'm good up to this point BUT I don't see a "Send To > Car" option. Everything before is standard Google maps operation.
I'm guessing the car option is set up somewhere else - I can't find how to set that up.

A pointer please?
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:46 am

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

Step 1A: Get Driving Directions in Google Maps & Send the Route Destination to your Carwings account
[list=1]
[*]Visit http://maps.google.com/ from any computer
[*]Use the search box to enter a start and end point for your route (e.g. "1551 Auto Park Way, 92029 to 8118 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111"). Don't enter the double quotes and make absolutely sure you click on the 'Search Maps' button to the right of the search bar or it may not work
[*]Driving Directions will be displayed - adjust as necessary if your addresses weren't specific until you have a clear 'Point A' to 'Point B' route
[*]In the upper right header of the page will be some links to 'Print', 'Send', and 'Link' your Driving Directions. Click 'Send'.
[*]A window will pop-up defaulting to sending the directions to an email address. In the left column, click on the second option 'Car'


I'm good up to this point BUT I don't see a "Send To > Car" option. Everything before is standard Google maps operation.
I'm guessing the car option is set up somewhere else - I can't find how to set that up.

A pointer please?


It's still there but it's kinda hidden.

Look for a 'link' icon next to the printer near the upper left of the map window. It is close to the 'Get Directions' and 'My Places' buttons. Clicking on this link brings up a new window with a 'send' link. When you click on 'Send' you get yet another window that has 'Car' as one of the destinations.
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:43 am

The original directions I think need to be updated a bit with google's new look.


I always send destinations to the car, never whole routes, I just let the car route me.

I'll look up something on google. Click the pushpin of where I want to go. Then within the "bubble" that pops up for the push pin, click More-> Send -> car

For directions, as Nekota said, once you have the directions up, you now have to click the icon that looks like a chain link, then click Send -> Car.

I noticed that the Send link does not appear on saved maps (now called "My Places"). The only option for saved maps is to send via email. I'm not sure it was ever an option though.
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brettcgb
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:25 pm

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

Step 1A: Get Driving Directions in Google Maps & Send the Route Destination to your Carwings account
[list=1]
[*]Visit http://maps.google.com/ from any computer
[*]Use the search box to enter a start and end point for your route (e.g. "1551 Auto Park Way, 92029 to 8118 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111"). Don't enter the double quotes and make absolutely sure you click on the 'Search Maps' button to the right of the search bar or it may not work
[*]Driving Directions will be displayed - adjust as necessary if your addresses weren't specific until you have a clear 'Point A' to 'Point B' route
[*]In the upper right header of the page will be some links to 'Print', 'Send', and 'Link' your Driving Directions. Click 'Send'.
[*]A window will pop-up defaulting to sending the directions to an email address. In the left column, click on the second option 'Car'


I'm good up to this point BUT I don't see a "Send To > Car" option. Everything before is standard Google maps operation.
I'm guessing the car option is set up somewhere else - I can't find how to set that up.

A pointer please?


It's still there but it's kinda hidden.

Look for a 'link' icon next to the printer near the upper left of the map window. It is close to the 'Get Directions' and 'My Places' buttons. Clicking on this link brings up a new window with a 'send' link. When you click on 'Send' you get yet another window that has 'Car' as one of the destinations.

Got it - Thanks
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:39 am

Bit of an older thread to resurrect but I need some clarification especially considering how Google Maps has been updated since these instructions were initially written up. While I figured out how to have Google maps send the destination address to Carwings, I haven't been able to get it to send whole routes. Since there's a specific manner in which I like to transverse into SF, I'd really appreciate it if there was a way to send a pre-determined route to the Leaf's navigation. Does anyone know if this function still exists or can be implemented from current software?
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:00 am

I noticed the same issue as well. I had set a trip to user surface streets but it still used the freeway for posts of the route.

What I ended up doing is planning the route with several way points

waitingforaleaf wrote:Bit of an older thread to resurrect but I need some clarification especially considering how Google Maps has been updated since these instructions were initially written up. While I figured out how to have Google maps send the destination address to Carwings, I haven't been able to get it to send whole routes. Since there's a specific manner in which I like to transverse into SF, I'd really appreciate it if there was a way to send a pre-determined route to the Leaf's navigation. Does anyone know if this function still exists or can be implemented from current software?
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:07 pm

Google only sends one location, usually used as a destination,
but it could be used as a "via" point.

The only Route (that I have not used) is from within Carwings itself.
Does that (still) work?
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:38 pm

garygid wrote:Google only sends one location, usually used as a destination,
but it could be used as a "via" point.

The only Route (that I have not used) is from within Carwings itself.
Does that (still) work?



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

Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:09 pm

Wow, this is the very first thread I've found about the annoying CARWINGS read-you-the-selected-feed upon starting the car every time. I've looked for it elsewhere without success.

At some point Da Husband set the downloads to NEVER. Result? No data for two months. So I need downloads, without having a feed read to me. The feed I had selected was the energy usage one (how I did on efficiency, how I rank in my region, etc).

Odd solution that I stumbled upon: If I set my screen to STATUS instead of MAPS, it doesn't read me the feed. But it does download the info.

Don't know if this would suppress the Google Maps feed, as I never made that my default download. I only ask for it when I need a destination.

Also, does anyone know how "region" is defined? I keep slipping into the 2 and 3 thousands in my ranking. Is that North America? The US? California? Northern California? How do I find out?
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Re: Use Google Maps to program a destination in your Leaf's

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:14 pm

This is a good thread.

The address-find on this car's nav is absolutely beyond crap in every manner. It's really a whole big barrel of pathetic. For example if I want a hospital instead of it showing close-by real emergency rooms it gives me a massive list of health-related establishments like a massage clinic.

Also, if I want to put in an address on a street like "South Wales" like I did recently it couldn't find it--and that is the real street's name. Instead I had to put in Wales, South. Oh, and if the street is named something like 85 South, just seriously do not bother. Hold your iPhone in your hand and get there like that.

The Nav does work well when it has the location, but using its built in search is tremendously frustrating. My Garmin GPS unit was the same way, though. Essentially it had no usable search and even putting in an address could be difficult.

Speaking of iPhone, in both chrome and sarafi I see no way to send to car. Anybody done it? I just googled and people have complained about this for other cars for years. Not sure why google hasn't made it an option on mobile, it's so obviously needed.

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