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"The Edge of Glory"?? :eek:


You realize I'm judging you right now?... :p


Furthermore, please, please, in the future, do not overlook the Manual Documentation sticky thread on general questions beforehand.


Go to that thread and scroll down to find the Navigation manual PDF and start reading at page 9-40 :)


As far as I know, if you turn that Auto setting off, the calculated time won't have anything to do with the speed you're going but rather, how far away you are from your destination and the average speed based on the kind of road you're on which is where you'd be able to adjust the average speed settings below.

The average speed settings are default and as far as I can tell, they don't change unless you manually change them.
 

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Furthermore, please, please, in the future, do not overlook the Manual Documentation sticky thread on general questions beforehand.


Go to that thread and scroll down to find the Navigation manual PDF and start reading at page 9-40 :)
You do realize that i've read that manual, and don't really get it. Hence why I asked here. Not to be lectured to "read the manual". Thats really not helpful, especially from a Moderator.

Am I to believe that "Auto Set Speed" set to on simply calculates the time to destination, while set to Off doesnt (as it seems to indicate in the manual)? That doesnt make sense, since it still does calculate when in the off position?

And I can modify the speeds when its "auto set speed" is set to off.

So, it seems that Auto really just means "default" speeds?
 

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From what I've seen, if you turn off Auto, you have to set the speed you plan to travel on the various roads. I tried it once on a 3 hour trip. Problem was that I was on a state road, rather than an Interstate. I couldn't figure out what it was using as the road type for that road and so the ETA's were way off. I put it back to Auto and haven't changed since. If you're someone who travels consistently at 85 on the highway, you might want to play around with those. For me, I find the auto setting close enough, plus I enjoy beating the initial estimate the car comes up with.
 

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I'll probably get killed for this, but what the heck:

It's almost depressing reading some of the "problems" here(and no, I'm not referring to the WAY things are written - that's already been covered - and I'm not referring to some real problems that the car definitely has). I have no idea what this topic is about, and don't care to find out. bkafrick does raise a good point though. Too often, I've been totally confused by "techie" language, descriptions of what is wrong with a computer and the instructions on how to fix it, even though I am well educated. Manuals are written by people who ALREADY know the process, and assume that all others are on the same plane. That's simply not the case. I am glad I bought the Q50, and am enjoying DRIVING it. I have no need to go into a computer to figure out how to set an average speed to get me to a destination in exactly 3 hours and 22 minutes. If I want to know how long it will take me to get somewhere, I can figure that out in less time than it would take doing so on the computer in the car. People have allowed technology to run their lives, instead of having their lives run the technology. It allows people to blame the technology for the mistakes that are made(i.e., "I'm typing on my iPad, and that's why there are so many mistakes in what I've written").

So, should things work perfectly in a device you own? Of course, but in the real world, we know that they don't. We should be well aware of that, based upon our "relationships" with the computers we've had over the years. It's an old story that the more things that are involved, the more things that can go wrong.

It sure is nice, having a wonderful CAR to drive, and living a less frustrating, simpler life, where I am able to do more things for myself, and not worrying whether a computer can do those things for me.:p :rolleyes:
 

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You do realize that i've read that manual, and don't really get it. Hence why I asked here. Not to be lectured to "read the manual". Thats really not helpful, especially from a Moderator.

Am I to believe that "Auto Set Speed" set to on simply calculates the time to destination, while set to Off doesnt (as it seems to indicate in the manual)? That doesnt make sense, since it still does calculate when in the off position?

And I can modify the speeds when its "auto set speed" is set to off.

So, it seems that Auto really just means "default" speeds?
You made no mention of having read the manual so how was I to know this? Maybe it's just me but I thought the manual was pretty clear how this function worked, however I have not used it firsthand. :eek:

You gotta see it from my end--My advice of reading the manual thread was in response not really to just you but to the many people who have come to the forum recently, not having read the manual thread and asking more or less superfluous questions. I apologize for jumping to conclusions and my "lecturing" (which in hindsight does come off as harsh :( ) but you must understand how frequent this occurs and why I made this assumption.

Even ignoring my advice to check the manual, I don't think my response to your questions is any less helpful in any case and it pretty much coincides with what Sinecure said. When it's set to the Off position, it uses those "constant average" speeds that you can manually set for calculations. When set to Auto, it constantly updates the estimated time based on your actual speed. :)
 

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I'll probably get killed for this, but what the heck:

It's almost depressing reading some of the "problems" here(and no, I'm not referring to the WAY things are written - that's already been covered - and I'm not referring to some real problems that the car definitely has). I have no idea what this topic is about, and don't care to find out. bkafrick does raise a good point though. Too often, I've been totally confused by "techie" language, descriptions of what is wrong with a computer and the instructions on how to fix it, even though I am well educated. Manuals are written by people who ALREADY know the process, and assume that all others are on the same plane. That's simply not the case. I am glad I bought the Q50, and am enjoying DRIVING it. I have no need to go into a computer to figure out how to set an average speed to get me to a destination in exactly 3 hours and 22 minutes. If I want to know how long it will take me to get somewhere, I can figure that out in less time than it would take doing so on the computer in the car. People have allowed technology to run their lives, instead of having their lives run the technology. It allows people to blame the technology for the mistakes that are made(i.e., "I'm typing on my iPad, and that's why there are so many mistakes in what I've written").

So, should things work perfectly in a device you own? Of course, but in the real world, we know that they don't. We should be well aware of that, based upon our "relationships" with the computers we've had over the years. It's an old story that the more things that are involved, the more things that can go wrong.

It sure is nice, having a wonderful CAR to drive, and living a less frustrating, simpler life, where I am able to do more things for myself, and not worrying whether a computer can do those things for me.:p :rolleyes:
Reader's Digest version:

"Get off my lawn"!!! :p:p:p
 

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Reader's Digest version:

"Get off my lawn"!!! :p:p:p
Cute! Now really, I wasn't complaining about anyone bothering me.;) It's just that too many people have let technology take over their lives and thought processes. As I've said here before, I've had students tell me that they only wanted to know what buttons to push on their calculator, rather than understand the process, and therefore be able to solve many problems.

Oh, and by the way, you DO show great intelligence, since we both have the exact same car(except I spell the color correctly in my signature:D).
 

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VENETIAN RUBY 4 LYFE! :cool: :mad: :cool:

Well, selzini, I know you have strong feelings on the subject of technology and communication. I also understand that you come from a different generation and you're able to see things from a different perspective as far as technology is concerned.

I can say that we're definitely living in a different kind of time with a new generation where verbal, electronic, technical and "electro-technical" communication are definitely changing and expanding. From an engineer's perspective with relatively strong communication skills who has written instructions before, I can definitely understand how we (from the business/engineering side) often inadvertently and ironically, go out of our way to make things sound more complicated and at times, ambiguous depending on who the audience is. :p It's being presumptuous now more than ever that there has been an agreed upon level of understanding of know-how and familiarity in technology these days. Since we live in the information age, more emphasis is being put in self-exploration rather than detailed and descriptive instruction perhaps.

As far as the technology thing is concerned, it's just one of those things that technology inherently provides us and it can definitely be overwhelming--sometimes by default depending on who's using it. It gives people the chance to have something that can truly be provide limitless capabilities to give the user as much control over every aspect of their technology. I mean, I don't think less of my phone because it has 1,000's of apps that I'll never need or never have a use for. I think it's a similar concept with modern technology of cars. It's there if you decide to use it and for many people, that's quite comforting and I surely don't take it for granted. I look at is as the data that I receive; I'd rather have too much data and not need it than to not have enough and create a bunch of assumptions.
 
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