Enter destinations on a 2010 BMW head unit
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Enter destinations on a 2010 BMW head unit

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[ Music ] ^M00:00:08 >> Brian Cooley: Hey, folks. Brian Cooley here with 2009 BMW 750LI. We have navigation. The new BMW latest generation iDrive rig. One that's actually not a nightmare to use with a quick how-to on entering and managing destinations for the navigation rig. First of all, when you're on the nav screen, just press the iDrive controller one time to get to guidance. It's just the most obvious thing. In here, you can go to either start guidance on an address that's already there, or enter an address, which is more likely what you're going to do. You have state, town, road, house number, and/or intersection in that kind of descending order of granularity. Entering a town or other information is pretty easy using this common interface you find from all the functions like on iDrive, which is a turn-and-select thing. I like the predictive nature of it. It gets down to a narrowed list very quickly, and notice how rapidly it works. It's a very quick responding system because it's hard drive based and doesn't make you wait while it thinks. That is a wonderful thing to have when you're trying to keep your attention on driving. And once you enter all your information there, then the start guidance is right below. Dropping down here, you've got some route preferences you might use rather commonly. You've got a fast route, then a fishing route, or a short one. You've got points of interest down here. Notice it says points of interest at destination, but don't be fooled. It doesn't just mean that. If you click that, you can select points of interest at different places along your route. So current location where I am. Destination I've got selected at another place or along my route. That's great for trying to find a gas station, an ATM, grocery store. That sort of thing. So know how to get to that. And if I go along my route, and I want to find fuel stations, there we are. Start search. And I'll see those in order of how far along the road they are. And as you scroll through, you see how many miles each one is. That could be any kind of point of interest you select. And then of course the all-important shut up command. Stop guidance, stop telling me where to turn. That's right here under the same place where you would start guidance. It now changes to a stop guidance. Couple other quick tips. Over here, right below the guidance menu on the left ribbon is voice instructions. If you don't want to be talked to and just want to see directions on the screen, like I like it, turn that off right there. And map view is important to know as well. Second from the bottom on the ribbon. You toggle through that for a view of map north, map in direction of travel, or the bird's eye view, which is pretty but not as useful as the other two, I don't think. OK. So there's some basic how-to information on using your navigation system in a 2009 BMW 750LI, and similar BMW's with the latest iDrive head unit. [ Music ] ^M00:02:38

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