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I never enter destinations directly in the NAV on ELR. I use the my.cadillac app and select from my contact list. If it's not in my contact list, I don't want to go there anyway. Not too often do I do this on the fly. Usually, I want to know where I'm going before putting the car in drive. Duh.

Yet another good reason to go autonomous.

"Programming navigation was the most distracting task, taking an average of 40 seconds for drivers to complete. When driving at 25 mph, a driver can travel the length of four football fields during the time it could take to enter a destination in navigation—all while distracted from the important task of driving. Programming navigation while driving was available in 12 of the 30 vehicle systems tested."

http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/10/new...s-create-increased-distractions-behind-wheel/
 

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In my Bolt, once Android Auto is connected, I can get navigation to load almost entirely through voice commands. "Ok Google" to prompt the system, then "Navigate to *insert place*". If there are multiple options, like Chipotle or something with multiple locations in the local area, that's when I'd have to select the one I want on the display to go to.
 

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Voice commands help with this in addition to setting destinations before departing on your route. Frequently visited locations should be saved in the address book.
 

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Yet another good reason to go autonomous.
Yes, you shouldn't let the danger of being killed at high velocities distract you from your infotainment. Pffft!

Real men don't nav anyway. It's not in our nature. :mad:

Frequently visited locations should be saved in the address book.
Frequently visited locations should be remembered. :rolleyes:

 

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Distraction by GPS is a trade-off. It is also distracting to not have the GPS, and try to navigate by reading directions, a map or just missing turns. And if it is over in 40 seconds, that is far better than the people I see reading text messages on the road. A texting conversation would distract much longer than programming a GPS.

Actually, this is a good reason to use a phone for nav. You can set it up before even reaching your car, so you are not tempted to do it while driving.
 
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