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Friday, June 11th, 2010

A neighbor who recently bought a new 2011 Sienna Van with Generation 6 Navigation expressed frustration a few days ago that she couldn’t continually display a single screen, in her case the audio screen, for more than 20 seconds without it flipping over to the set-up screen. She was beginning to long for the past with her tomtom nav

This issue will come up many times for owners with navigation. Here is how to fix it:

  • Press the Info Button
  • On the Info Screen, press Screen Settings
  • On the Screen Settings display click Automatic Screen Change “OFF”

This will stop screen changes every 20 seconds on the display.

These Toyota Models Have The New Generation 6 Navigation:

2011 Camry, Generation 6 Navigation

2010Tundra Limited and Platinum grades, Generation 6 Navigation

2010 Venza, Generation 6 Navigation

2010 Prius, Generation 6 Navigation

2010 4Runner, Generation 6 Navigation

2011 Sienna, Generation 6 Navigation 

2011 Avalon, Generation 6 Navigation


Friday, May 14th, 2010

Toyota GEN 6 Navigation introduces a host of new and improved capabilities and may convince you to do away with that Garmin NuVi or TomTom. GEN 6 GPS navigation equipped vehicles now include Camry, Tundra Limited and Platinum grades, Venza, Prius, 4Runner, Sienna and the new 2011 Avalon.2011_toyota_avalon_22_cd_gallery

GEN 6 Navigation in these vehicles now include a built-in USB port that allows a connected iPod to be controlled via steering wheel switches or touchscreen buttons on the nav unit. Plus, USB power from the port will charge the iPods’s battery. But it’s not just iPods that work, many flash drives containing MP3 or WMA files can also be connected and controlled in a similar manner.

Here Are New And Improved Features With Toyota GEN 6  Car Navigation…

ImprovedBluetoothPhoneOperations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The interactive display for Bluetooth hands-free phone operation is greatly improved. Connecting a phone and transferring contact numbers is simplified making dailing by name or number much easier.

BluetoothAudioFeatures                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enables Wireless connection between a portable audio device and the vehicle’s audio system. The driver can control certain device functions from the steering wheel switches or from the Nav unit’s touchscreen.

SimplifiedAddressAndPOISearch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Like a Google search, GEN 6 lets you search for an address or Point of Interest without knowing the exact spelling. Similar and suggested names are presented automatically as options to choose from. You may not want that Garmin or TomTom.

ImprovedVoiceCommandFunctions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   You can speak a topic such as “Go Home” , “Destination”, “Phone”, or “Audio”  froma new Voice Menu to narrow the field. Voice prompt can be by-passed by pushing the Voice Recognition Button twice.

StreetNameVoiceGuidance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GEN  6 Car Navigation announces the actual street prior to the turn,unlike generic commands given by GEN5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Go  To The Generation 6 Navigation Tutorial Link Here