Route menu options
Vehicle data... - The menu window will be presented in one of the following articles.
ETA (estimated time of arrival)... - The menu window will be presented in one of the following articles.
Traffic LiveDrive!... - The menu window will be presented in one of the following articles.
- u-turns - determines how many kilometres can be added to the route in order to avoid u-turns when leaving the mapped route. If you want to map a completely new route after ignoring a manoeuvre, set this value to the highest possible.
- exceeding the limits - sets up the maximum distance which, when exceeded during route mapping, will launch the special mechanism so that the mapped route does not exceed the limit.
- roads... - sets up the maximum distance that can be added when avoiding roads selected with the "Skip roads of grade (and lower)" function.
- ...from category – excludes sections of roads with the category the same or lower than the selected one. It does not affect off-road and walking routes.
Map when start and destination - when selected, the program will map the route after setting the START and END points; when disabled, the program will remember the route points, but will not map it. In order to map the route on the basis of such points, you can use the "Recalculate route" in the "Modify" option of the route menu.
Delete when at destination - deletes the route after reaching the END point.
Default parameters - sets up how the program should use toll roads, ferries and motorways for mapping the route. The program may ask for them, accept unconditionally ("OK") or skip.
ask before mapping - the selected option means that you will always be able to set up the selected route parameters before the confirmation.
After mapping - sets up the view to be displayed right after mapping the route. It can show the whole route on the map, display route information or show the first manoeuvre on the given route (including the pilot panel) or not to change the map view at all.
Auto-sort "through" - the function automatically activates the simple optimization of THROUGH points: it consists in finding the THROUGH point which is the closest (as the crow flies) to the START point. Then, the following point is found, which is the closest to the one found previously. It is repeated as long as all the THROUGH points become reorganized.
edit when adding - after adding the second THROUGH point, the "Information - Route points" dialog will display.
Optimal route as: – you can set up the parameters for the algorithm which maps the optimal route, so that it is mapped preferably on the basis of road throughput (fast route) or the length (short route).
Vehicle data menu
In this window, you can take speeds into account when mapping the routes, as well as set up average vehicle speeds for individual road types, and related estimated fuel consumption.
It affects the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival), including the ETA shown in the route info ("Route | Information" menu), as well as the movement speed in the route demonstration option ("Route | Demonstration" menu).
"Maximal" road type - obligatory maximal speed limit for all road categories.
After selecting the "Truck" option, you can determine the gross vehicle weight, axle load and dimensions. When you enter these parameters, you can additionally select:
- "Emergency" passages - you can avoid legally required or periodical tonnage limitations.
- Oversized heights – you can select if the route should take into account traffic signs or real measurements (for oversized passages with a valid passage permit).
The program can also map routes for emergency vehicles:
Breaking the B1 sign - map routes on roads with no traffic in both directions sign.
Breaking physical blocks - do not take barriers, posts, etc. into account when mapping routes.
ETA (estimated time of arrival) menu
In this window, you can set up the length and frequency of stops planned on the road, as well as the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) parameter.
Use the window to determine how the system will estimate the time of arrival at the destination. It can use the declared average speeds (vehicle data settings screen), the AutoMapa Traffic system and/or the average current speed. By default, the first two parameters are used.
When the option ETA considering the average is enabled, the ETA will only show on the pilot after the navigation has been operating for at least the period specified with the "Average for the last" parameter.
You can also set up the ETA based on the average speed only. Select the "Only average" option for this.
Traffic LiveDrive! menu
You can enable the Traffic service on this screen. When the user agrees so, the program may collect anonymous traffic data, which will be used to update maps faster and to avoid traffic obstructions.
Traffic uses two mechanisms: SmartRoutes (tm), LiveDrive! (tm).
When active, the "Exchange data" option enables the mechanism which anonymously sends, from time to time, information about traffic jams, downloads periodically information about traffic jams for a given area, and the mechanism that helps to avoid traffic jams by mapping routes based on the downloaded data (3G/HSPDA). Using LiveDrive! (tm) may result in charges being imposed for data transmission, as per the price list of the telecom provider.
The "For range" option allows to specify the area, for which LiveDrive! will download data and take them into account in the mapped route.
Disconnect on program exit - the connection is broken only after the program quits.
Data only via PC - when this option is selected, the device with AutoMapa launched will exchange SmartRoutes data when it detects an enabled ActiveSync connection (in Windows Vista/7, use the Mobile Device Center) with a PC.
To ensure that SmartRoutes technology data remain up-to-date on devices which are not Internet-enabled, we recommend using the AM'Center application. With this software, devices operating AutoMapa 6.5 and newer versions may be fed with current statistical traffic density data.