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#111 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [spectrablue]
May 15, 2006 (9:40 am)
Thanks for the info. Would this be the same DENSO system as this:?
DENSO Navigation System Earns Highest Customer Satisfaction Ranking in a Tie, Reports J.D. Power and Associates
DETROIT, Mich. – The DENSO navigation system equipped on the Lexus GS Series earned a top ranking in overall customer satisfaction in the recently released J.D. Power and Associates 2002 Navigation System Usage and Satisfaction StudySM. DENSO tied for the top ranking with Alpine.
In addition, the DENSO navigation system in the Lexus ES 300 earned a third place ranking and fourth place was a tie between DENSO systems in the Lexus RX 300 and the Toyota Prius.
According to J.D. Power and Associates, the study focused on overall navigation system satisfaction based on performance and layout as well as system design and integration in particular vehicle models. More than 5,000 consumers, who recently purchased or leased vehicles with factory-installed navigation systems, participated in the study.
“DENSO, which introduced its first navigation system in Japan back in 1987, is one of the few companies in the world that develops global car navigation systems and supplies them to automakers in Japan, Europe and North America,” said Mitsuharu Kato, DENSO Corporation director and head of the company’s global telematics business. “We continue to see navigation systems as a vital area and expect our research to keep pace with the car’s increasing integration into information networks.”
Currently, DENSO supplies DVD-based navigation systems for 26 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, China, Japan and 21 European countries. In 2000, DENSO’s in-vehicle navigation system was the first to offer complete digital U.S. map coverage. The company successfully merged two mapping databases to create a single new DVD database that covers all U.S. highways as well as urban and rural areas.
Other DENSO advanced car navigation functions include the industry’s fastest display scrolling and route searching and the industry’s most extensive Japanese and English vocabulary voice recognition function.
In the U.S., DENSO navigation systems currently are available on the following 2003 model year vehicles:
-Lexus – GS 430, LS 430, SC 430, LX 470, GS 300, RX 300, ES 300, IS 300, GX 470;
-Toyota – Camry, Land Cruiser, Prius, Abalone, Sienna;
-Jaguar – S-Type, X-Type, XJ, and
-Cadillac – DeVille and Seville.
Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001-registered global marketing information services firm operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, consulting, training and customer satisfaction. The firm’s quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs 87,000 people in 31 countries, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002 totaled US$18.1 billion* (2,401,098 yen or 20.7 billion Euros). DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges. In North America, DENSO employs 14,000 people at 25 companies with consolidated sales for the above fiscal year of US$4.7 billion*.
*Figures for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002 include the effect of an irregular 15-month reporting period, due to 45 overseas subsidiaries and overseas affiliates changing their year-ends to March 31 from December 31.
#112 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [tonyguy2000]
May 15, 2006 (9:54 am)
Do the steering wheel controls for the music, etc light up at night?
Sorry but no, not that I remember (I should know that for certain but I don't). I'm 99% sure they don't.
There are controls on the music for volume and to move up and down on tracks and folders (for Mp3 files). Also, with the nav system there are buttons for the phone system which I have not used yet. I believe the music controls would be simple to operate even without lights at night or I would have noticed.
#113 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [babyrocket]
May 15, 2006 (10:00 am)
does it show the text info (song name, artist, album, etc.) for the song currently playing?
I burned my first CD incorrectly and it did not. However I read the manual (and I'm no techie on this stuff) and I added .mp3 after the folder name, reburned it and it then showed the album and title. Pretty nice when you're scrolling through the folders. I have not hooked up an Mp3 device so I don't know exactly what the screen shows when you do that. I assume your controls interact with the device and you would operate it just like the CD's. Someone else will need to comment on that. If it doesn't then I'd simply burn everything to a CD which seems a lot easier than plugging in a device anyway to me.
#114 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [willybill]
May 15, 2006 (10:08 am)
Does anyone know what the 'latest' date is on the NAV information and how/when you could get any updates?
I have noticed the shopping plaza we shop at that is 3 years old does not show on my nav system. Also the road to my house changed names after 9/11/03 to a standardized system to help emergency responders and the name on my Nav system is still the old one.
One cool thing though. (I'm new to the nav system maybe they all do this). I used it yesterday on a trip to Mom's just to hear the voice commands and other functions. When I approached an intersection on the interstate it actually showed a picture of the intersection type with blue lines showing the lanes I needed to be in. If this is like it is on all major intersections that will be great as I have lots of times found myself in the wrong lane in heavy traffic because I did not know if the exit was on the left or right.
#115 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [wvgasguy]
May 15, 2006 (2:03 pm)
The steering wheel controls on my XLE are illuminated!!!!!!!!!
#116 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [njerald]
May 15, 2006 (3:12 pm)
That's great news! I'd hate to think the TCH would lack something that a number of cheaper cars included!
#117 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [njerald]
May 15, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I just went out to my garage and checked and YES the various controls on the Hybrid Steering wheel do light up. The symbols and letters on the buttons are translucent and a light green light emits when the lights are on. Sorry for my earlier posting.
#118 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [kdhspyder]
May 15, 2006 (5:06 pm)
reality check! unless the fx was sent to the crusher, somone else is driving it.
#119 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [willybill]
May 15, 2006 (5:51 pm)
Went to Radio Shack to buy the cable (hubby went for me) - I also have it plugged into the charger so that it plays and charges at the same time. As far as sound, well, I came from an Infiniti FX45 with a Premium Bose Stereo System - JBL doesn't really hold up to the Bose but it's the MPG that I'm happy with - radio just gets turned up a bit when I want to jam a little
#120 of 670 Re: New to this Board... [explorerx4]
May 15, 2006 (5:57 pm)
I LOVE this new Camry but I will admit I may cry whenever I see a "Liquid Copper" Infiniti FX45 driving down the street - crying with laughter about all the gas that SUV sucked!!