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Lexus LS 460, Navigation System, Sedan
#15 of 44 Re: LexusOverride.com [sandy_eggo]
Jul 10, 2007 (12:36 pm)
Hi sandy_eggo, I tried your links but they gave me "404 Not Found". So I googled lexusoverride.com and got to your site immediately. And signed up.
Try this link: http://lexusoverride.com
#16 of 44 Re: LexusOverride.com [sandy_eggo]
Jul 10, 2007 (7:08 pm)
Well, they probably didn't tell their customers about it in the first place. How long has the override been public knowledge?
#17 of 44 Forever.....
Jul 15, 2007 (3:18 pm)
Yes, they never told us about the override, it came out of the skunk works department and was passed along. Personally, I do not use it (yet), because you must do it every time you start the car - and that's not good enough for me. I do firmly believe that I am responsible enough to use it carefully, and my co-pilot would be working it anyway. Can't be any more unsafe than eating a burger, lighting up a cigarette, or talking on the phone, which you can't do because the function blanks out when you're moving!
#18 of 44 Re: Forever..... [nvbanker]
Jul 15, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Hey nvbanker, that gives me an idea. Why don't they disable the cigarette lighter when the car is in motion? Wouldn't that be consistent with their idiotic policy?
#19 of 44 Re: Forever..... [rennybosch]
Jul 16, 2007 (5:01 pm)
Now, ur talking!!
#20 of 44 Re: Forever..... [nvbanker]
Jul 17, 2007 (7:37 pm)
Can't be any more unsafe than eating a burger, lighting up a cigarette, or talking on the phone...
I'd agree its not any more unsafe, but as you said, it is unsafe. A driver really shouldn't be doing those activities either since they distract from operating the vehicle.
#21 of 44 Re: Forever..... [knowspinzone]
Jul 19, 2007 (10:24 am)
It could be potentially unsafe, as any activity could be, listening to a CD can be distracting, so can daydreaming, or looking intently at the Tachometer. It's part of instrumentation, and can be safely used by the driver, and certainly the passenger, as any of the instrumentation can be.
I've been talking on a cellphone while driving since 1986 extensively. No accidents. I think I can use Navigation safely too.
#22 of 44 Re: Forever..... [nvbanker]
Jul 19, 2007 (3:25 pm)
It would be nice if they could devise a test for drivers so that those who are able multi-task could be licensed to use their cel and nav system, and those that couldn't would be prohibited.
Those people would have to have a bumper sticker on their car stating, "If I'm on the phone, watching a DVD, eating, reading, or putting on make-up, call the State Police"!
#23 of 44 New option on Lexus.com for mapping information...
Jul 26, 2007 (4:41 pm)
I noticed today that Lexus has added a new option, if you have registered on Lexus.com, to submit a missing address or business, check to see what is available on the current map disc, check city listings and verify which DVD map disc fits your vehicle.
Go to www.lexus.com and click on OWNER at the top of the page. Just register and you will have unlimited access to these features. Remeber, you must have your VIN to register.
#24 of 44 Re: New option on Lexus.com for mapping information... [navguy1]
Aug 27, 2007 (2:27 am)
I have seen more posts on Nav in cars that make me wonder if anyone has heard of Garmen, you know like the Nuvi 360 portable with bluetooth, voice for your phone, take to your other car or friends cars, walk down the street and find restaurants and stores. Plug into your computer to update,not have to go to the dealer, set your destinations in the house then in my case use the suction cup mounting and stick right next to the gear shift and go. No problems with using it while driving,will never be outdated (throw away and by a new one) does not have the distracting screen in the dash, which you have to play with for other functions in the car. When your hard drive crashes what else will you loose? Why would you not go portable?