garygid wrote:Has anybody tried "inserting" a "low-speed" pulse train, to make the car think that it is still moving, but slowly?
What speed is slow enough to activate the menus, maybe 1 or 2 mph?
At that "fake" speed, is the GPS positioning still active?
This is something that has been on my list for a while and like the way you are thinking. Really the only thing stopping me has been other priorities, the fact that it would be much easier with a second pair of hands and finally I'm not sure it is going to work for reasons below:
What I know:
-Within the software there is a binary flag that is toggled between not moving and moving and that activates at ~5mph.
-The navigation system applies the logic of; if the car isn't moving then don't bother updating the map.
-Does the navigation system use the binary flag to determine if the car is moving or the speed sensor?
If it uses the flag, then the inserting a pulse idea will make no difference. If I was writting the program I would use the binary flag but we can hope the developers didn't take that route.
One simple (or many be not so simple) test would be to drive at 2-3 mph with the map zoomed right in and see if the map location updates. Of course it is difficult to be sure that you may not be going just a little too fast and activating the moving flag.