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Is there an override or hack that will allow the system to display text while driving? Also, the ability to use all features/nav while driving as well.
This is certainly isn't capable from any user-settings. However, you could go to some car tech/shop willing to bypass the parking brake relay or something to gain access to these features while driving. There are some custom shops that do it all the time.
 

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That's what I'm curious about, if there is a known way to bypass it yet. I guess not. Seems absurd that the system reads your text messages so you can keep your eyes on the road, but only does so while you are stopped.... well heck, I'll just read it myself.
 

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Mine reads me text messages whenever they arrive, Dont have to be stopped. Althoigh the nav functionality is reduced while driving.
You are right. For some reason this didn't work when I tried it originally, but today it was reading the text message. So that's a plus. But still, I don't like any functions being disabled. I don't need Infiniti or the government to decide how I should use the system in my car. I'm sure there will be a hack for this sooner than later.
 

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I don't like people telling me what to do. And this ignores the fact that there are 2 seats in the front of the car and sometimes we have a non-driver sitting in the front with access to the system.
Gee, you sound like someone else here who doesn't like the government telling him how fast to drive, or when to stop at intersections. Please put a sticker on your car so that those around you will be careful to stay away from you, when possible.
 

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Gee, you sound like someone else here who doesn't like the government telling him how fast to drive, or when to stop at intersections. Please put a sticker on your car so that those around you will be careful to stay away from you, when possible.
So you think my wife in the passenger seat inputting a destination while I drive is equivalent to speeding through a red light? Woah.

By the way, how fast you drive..... It's well documented that speed limits on most roads are unnecessary and current limits are artificially low and provide a less safe driving experience.... But yeah man, maybe we can compare running over school children for fun with viewing a text message on the top screen. I bet you never look at your phone while driving, nah, never.
 

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So you think my wife in the passenger seat inputting a destination while I drive is equivalent to speeding through a red light? Woah.

By the way, how fast you drive..... It's well documented that speed limits on most roads are unnecessary and current limits are artificially low and provide a less safe driving experience.... But yeah man, maybe we can compare running over school children for fun with viewing a text message on the top screen. I bet you never look at your phone while driving, nah, never.
You're right - I never look at my phone while driving, because I only have a turned off cell phone in my car for emergencies. I'm an old fuddy-duddy who likes NOT being disturbed when I'm out, who thinks that it's not necessary to be in constant communication with everyone every second of the day, and who can return phone calls that are left on my answering machine when I get home. To each his own.

And you're also right that it wouldn't bother me if a PASSENGER has access to the toys in the car while you're driving, but you and I both know that is not what most people are wanting to do. Heck, someone on this forum already has brought up the idea of circumventing the system so that they can have videos playing while the car is moving. Just like most people, I don't necessarily like being told what to do, but as long as we live in a community, there have to be laws and restrictions that protect us and those around us. If you don't like the law, get enough people to change it. Otherwise, don't complain if you are caught breaking it, and have to pay a fine(or more). Hopefully, you(and I) won't end up being among the thousands of statistics each year who pay the price for the foolishness of those who drive distracted.
 

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You're right - I never look at my phone while driving, because I only have a turned off cell phone in my car for emergencies. I'm an old fuddy-duddy who likes NOT being disturbed when I'm out, who thinks that it's not necessary to be in constant communication with everyone every second of the day, and who can return phone calls that are left on my answering machine when I get home. To each his own.

And you're also right that it wouldn't bother me if a PASSENGER has access to the toys in the car while you're driving, but you and I both know that is not what most people are wanting to do. Heck, someone on this forum already has brought up the idea of circumventing the system so that they can have videos playing while the car is moving. Just like most people, I don't necessarily like being told what to do, but as long as we live in a community, there have to be laws and restrictions that protect us and those around us. If you don't like the law, get enough people to change it. Otherwise, don't complain if you are caught breaking it, and have to pay a fine(or more). Hopefully, you(and I) won't end up being among the thousands of statistics each year who pay the price for the foolishness of those who drive distracted.
As a business owner, I need to be connected most of the time. But I'm also more than capable and can safely operate a vehicle.

This is turning into a political discussion so I may as well throw my view out there. I don't fall in line with the "If we can save just one life" mantra. I strongly value liberty and I can live with the consequences. So I'd much rather have the ability to use my car or property how I wish, within reason, and fully understand the risks involved when it comes to others having the right to do the same.

That said, we'll just disagree because we have different views. But I have a feeling a workaround is coming sooner than later and I'll be first in line to have my car modified so that I can use it however I please.
 

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So I'd much rather have the ability to use my car or property how I wish, within reason, and fully understand the risks involved when it comes to others having the right to do the same.

Agree to disagree, as we sure can. The emphasized part of your statement is the problem: Your, my and other people's definition of "within reason" will all be different. You may be proficient at handling communication while driving, but that means others who AREN'T, will also have the "right" to do so. You may be prepared to accept the consequences, but that doesn't mean the public at large should have to. As so many recent studies have shown, texting while driving presents the same risk as driving while intoxicated. Does that mean we should equate the two, and allow DUIs, and the public just has to accept the consequences, because someone feels he can remain in control while drunk? I, and most people, can not accept that. I really enjoy getting behind the wheel and driving, and lament the coming self-driving cars, but they may be the only way to solve the disagreement. Too bad.


 

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So I'd much rather have the ability to use my car or property how I wish, within reason, and fully understand the risks involved when it comes to others having the right to do the same.

Agree to disagree, as we sure can. The emphasized part of your statement is the problem: Your, my and other people's definition of "within reason" will all be different. You may be proficient at handling communication while driving, but that means others who AREN'T, will also have the "right" to do so. You may be prepared to accept the consequences, but that doesn't mean the public at large should have to. As so many recent studies have shown, texting while driving presents the same risk as driving while intoxicated. Does that mean we should equate the two, and allow DUIs, and the public just has to accept the consequences, because someone feels he can remain in control while drunk? I, and most people, can not accept that. I really enjoy getting behind the wheel and driving, and lament the coming self-driving cars, but they may be the only way to solve the disagreement. Too bad.


My cell phone doesn't stop working while driving, so why should my car have to? I think a reasonable person would agree that the passenger in a vehicle can safely operate the navigation while in motion. What I don't need is nanny rules blocking it for everyone because some might use it in an unsafe manner. As I said, I'm comfortable with the consequences that come with liberty. Some people are not.

Your comparison is incorrect, again. Because you are equating me wanting my passenger wife to have access to control the navigation and me, the driver, getting hammered and operating the vehicle. Again, you are stretching on this.
 

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I admit it drives me absolutely crazy that I cannot select many options on InTouch and Navigation while driving. Having to pull over is a drag. But I do understand the reason they are inactivated. It would be nice to have those features become available if a passenger is detected in the passenger seat, similar to the air bag. Of course, I rarely have passengers but I'm just thinking of a compromise. ha
 

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It would be nice to have those features become available if a passenger is detected in the passenger seat, similar to the air bag.
That would be a good idea.
 

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I admit it drives me absolutely crazy that I cannot select many options on InTouch and Navigation while driving. Having to pull over is a drag. But I do understand the reason they are inactivated. It would be nice to have those features become available if a passenger is detected in the passenger seat, similar to the air bag. Of course, I rarely have passengers but I'm just thinking of a compromise. ha
That would be a good idea.
Sounds good. The problem would be that people would create a life-sized and life-weighted dummy to put in the passenger seat - the way they do now to illegally use the HOV lanes.:D:D:D
 
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