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Old 12-24-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
fballman1985
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Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

Does anyone have any idea how to modify the Ford navigation system so
that:
1.) the splash/intro screen telling you that you cannot type and drive
at the same time (and you must agree) no longer appears
2.) modify the system so I can type while driving

Thanks.

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Old 12-24-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

What a great idea!!! That way you should know exactly where you are when you
cause that accident....

Make something idiot-proof and tey design better idiots..


"fballman1985" <fballman1985@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1135480394.301943.194670@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Does anyone have any idea how to modify the Ford navigation system so
> that:
> 1.) the splash/intro screen telling you that you cannot type and drive
> at the same time (and you must agree) no longer appears
> 2.) modify the system so I can type while driving
>
> Thanks.
>



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Old 12-25-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

In article <1135480394.301943.194670@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
fballman1985@gmail.com says...
> Does anyone have any idea how to modify the Ford navigation system so
> that:
> 1.) the splash/intro screen telling you that you cannot type and drive
> at the same time (and you must agree) no longer appears
> 2.) modify the system so I can type while driving


Get somebody to hack the code out of the ROM, figure out how to modify
it, then figure out how to get it back into the nav system. Then keep
lawyers on retainer to protect you against the lawsuit when you run over
sombody while driving while distracted by typing.

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Old 12-25-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

I hate to state the obvious, but he may not want to type on it while HE
is driving...what if there is a passenger in the car and he wants the
passenger to be able to type in an address while he is driving? That
would be perfectly safe, and perhaps even more safe than pulling off to
the side of the road and having to risk pulling back into traffic.

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Old 12-25-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

Without reading between the lines..... without putting words in anyones
mouth.... looking at this quote "2.) modify the system so I can type while
driving" in it's purest form..... it makes a statement... one statement....
I am not assuming anything other than this person has made the statement of
his/her choice.

The only thing worse than pulling an injured or lifeless child from a wreck
is having to do it at Christmas.... Drivers already succumb to far too many
distractions to add more to the mix.


"Jeremiah Greer" <jgreer@trueocean.com> wrote in message
news:1135565603.147694.302470@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I hate to state the obvious, but he may not want to type on it while HE
> is driving...what if there is a passenger in the car and he wants the
> passenger to be able to type in an address while he is driving? That
> would be perfectly safe, and perhaps even more safe than pulling off to
> the side of the road and having to risk pulling back into traffic.
>



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Old 12-26-2005, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
SC Tom
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

<<snip>> Then keep
> lawyers on retainer to protect you against the lawsuit when you run over
> sombody while driving while distracted by typing.


It seems that here in South Carolina, you CAN run over someone and get away
with it. Last month, a woman talking on her cell drifted off the road onto
the paved shoulder and struck a cyclist, killing her immediately. She later
said she WASN'T talking on her cell, and all she got was a ticket for
"Driving too fast for conditions." Another case a few months ago was when an
18 year old driving a pickup suddenly swerved across 4 lanes of traffic,
pinning another man against a guard rail in his own pickup. While trying to
cut the man out of the wreckage, he bled out before they could get to him.
The last I heard on the news or read in the paper, no charges were filed at
all- it was just an "unfortunate accident." I know a number of lawyers in
town (2 of them judges), and they all say the same thing- unless the person
is drunk or stoned, there's not a lot can be done against them. And 007 had
a license to kill? There's something bad wrong when someone can kill someone
else like that and get off with 2 points on there driving record.

SC Tom


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Old 12-26-2005, 08:01   #7 (permalink)
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> else like that and get off with 2 points on there driving record.


Excuse me, that should be "their driving record."

SC Tom


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Old 12-26-2005, 09:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

Point taken. He did say "I". And I do agree, that the risks of the
driver using the system while driving merit the system having the
restriction in place. I was just trying to point out one instance in
which the device could be used safely while the car was moving.


Jim Warman wrote:
> Without reading between the lines..... without putting words in anyones
> mouth.... looking at this quote "2.) modify the system so I can type while
> driving" in it's purest form..... it makes a statement... one statement....
> I am not assuming anything other than this person has made the statement of
> his/her choice.
>
> The only thing worse than pulling an injured or lifeless child from a wreck
> is having to do it at Christmas.... Drivers already succumb to far too many
> distractions to add more to the mix.
>
>
> "Jeremiah Greer" <jgreer@trueocean.com> wrote in message
> news:1135565603.147694.302470@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >I hate to state the obvious, but he may not want to type on it while HE
> > is driving...what if there is a passenger in the car and he wants the
> > passenger to be able to type in an address while he is driving? That
> > would be perfectly safe, and perhaps even more safe than pulling off to
> > the side of the road and having to risk pulling back into traffic.
> >


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Old 12-26-2005, 11:01   #9 (permalink)
joe schmoe
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:06:58 -0500, "SC Tom" <sc tom@my.place> wrote:

><<snip>> Then keep
>> lawyers on retainer to protect you against the lawsuit when you run over
>> sombody while driving while distracted by typing.

>
>It seems that here in South Carolina, you CAN run over someone and get away
>with it. Last month, a woman talking on her cell drifted off the road onto
>the paved shoulder and struck a cyclist, killing her immediately. She later
>said she WASN'T talking on her cell, and all she got was a ticket for
>"Driving too fast for conditions." Another case a few months ago was when an
>18 year old driving a pickup suddenly swerved across 4 lanes of traffic,
>pinning another man against a guard rail in his own pickup. While trying to
>cut the man out of the wreckage, he bled out before they could get to him.
>The last I heard on the news or read in the paper, no charges were filed at
>all- it was just an "unfortunate accident." I know a number of lawyers in
>town (2 of them judges), and they all say the same thing- unless the person
>is drunk or stoned, there's not a lot can be done against them. And 007 had
>a license to kill? There's something bad wrong when someone can kill someone
>else like that and get off with 2 points on there driving record.
>
>SC Tom
>

Only two points? Surely you're forgetting the $50.00 Fine and
possible $100.00 yearly increase in their insurance.for 3-4 years :-)

But seriously people (all of us) don't devote the attention to driving
that it merits. Tell me you've never eaten while driving or looked at
something/someone off the road or even taken your eyes off the road to
adjust your HVAC / Radio? Cars are Lethal tools and more people are
killed by their own stupidity than kill others with their stupidity.

If I was this original poster and wanted to adjust a navigation system
while crossing the praries at 55MPH or stopped at a red light or in
traffic I would buy a pocket PC that offers that function and leave
OEM as is. This would also allow them to be familiar with a system
that could be used in Rental vehicles.

I do believe the implications have been already covered in detail so I
won't touch those aspects
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Old 12-27-2005, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Lincoln Aviator Navigation System Modification

Driving while being incredibly sleepy is another real hazard. I saw an
ad a while back for one of the european automakers who were making a
seat that vibrated the user briskly whenever it detected that someone's
head leaned forward to sleep.

joe schmoe wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:06:58 -0500, "SC Tom" <sc tom@my.place> wrote:
>
> ><<snip>> Then keep
> >> lawyers on retainer to protect you against the lawsuit when you run over
> >> sombody while driving while distracted by typing.

> >
> >It seems that here in South Carolina, you CAN run over someone and get away
> >with it. Last month, a woman talking on her cell drifted off the road onto
> >the paved shoulder and struck a cyclist, killing her immediately. She later
> >said she WASN'T talking on her cell, and all she got was a ticket for
> >"Driving too fast for conditions." Another case a few months ago was when an
> >18 year old driving a pickup suddenly swerved across 4 lanes of traffic,
> >pinning another man against a guard rail in his own pickup. While trying to
> >cut the man out of the wreckage, he bled out before they could get to him.
> >The last I heard on the news or read in the paper, no charges were filed at
> >all- it was just an "unfortunate accident." I know a number of lawyers in
> >town (2 of them judges), and they all say the same thing- unless the person
> >is drunk or stoned, there's not a lot can be done against them. And 007 had
> >a license to kill? There's something bad wrong when someone can kill someone
> >else like that and get off with 2 points on there driving record.
> >
> >SC Tom
> >

> Only two points? Surely you're forgetting the $50.00 Fine and
> possible $100.00 yearly increase in their insurance.for 3-4 years :-)
>
> But seriously people (all of us) don't devote the attention to driving
> that it merits. Tell me you've never eaten while driving or looked at
> something/someone off the road or even taken your eyes off the road to
> adjust your HVAC / Radio? Cars are Lethal tools and more people are
> killed by their own stupidity than kill others with their stupidity.
>
> If I was this original poster and wanted to adjust a navigation system
> while crossing the praries at 55MPH or stopped at a red light or in
> traffic I would buy a pocket PC that offers that function and leave
> OEM as is. This would also allow them to be familiar with a system
> that could be used in Rental vehicles.
>
> I do believe the implications have been already covered in detail so I
> won't touch those aspects


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