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 I did a search and couldn't find anything.

Is there a setting that will let a passenger fiddle with the navigation while I am driving?  Seems stupid to not allow  a passenger to change a destination when the car is in gear.

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Nope. :( Vehicle has to be stopped.

Claude.

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8 hours ago, 2FAST4U said:

Nope. :( Vehicle has to be stopped.

Claude.

That's strange. It can be done OK on Sync 3 installed on the European Edge.

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On 8/31/2021 at 5:05 AM, niceonept said:

That's strange. It can be done OK on Sync 3 installed on the European Edge.


U.S. liability concerns.  Blame the barristers.

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13 minutes ago, normkol said:

Try doing it by voice command.


I never use manual input.  “Destination address”. “123 Main Street Atlanta”.  Hit the Start button.  Couldn’t be easier.

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On 9/1/2021 at 8:24 AM, akirby said:


U.S. liability concerns.  Blame the barristers.

Really dumb.  Could do it on our CRV and my Silverado.  I guess it's a Ford nanny thing.

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3 hours ago, F4Gary said:

Really dumb.  Could do it on our CRV and my Silverado.  I guess it's a Ford nanny thing.


Most mfrs didn’t allow that but some have changed recently.  But it’s also because Ford has allowed you to use voice control to manage destinations for over a decade.  Easier and safer,

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On 9/13/2021 at 6:35 PM, akirby said:


Most mfrs didn’t allow that but some have changed recently.  But it’s also because Ford has allowed you to use voice control to manage destinations for over a decade.  Easier and safer,

How is it safer than the right seater doing it?

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11 hours ago, F4Gary said:

How is it safer than the right seater doing it?


Not safer than the passenger doing it.  If you allow the passenger to do it then you also allow the driver to do it while driving.  Ford experimented with 2 different technologies to allow the passenger but prevent the driver and neither were successful.

 

Its so easy to just say “Destination address” “123 main st atlanta”.

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2 hours ago, F4Gary said:

Most manufacturers allow it, so it's not "unsafe".

 

You staring at the screen for an extended period of time, distracted, trying to type in an address that could be who knows how long, while driving is safe? Let me guess you text while driving too. Also reading the guesses in autofill is distracting too. Maybe some have allowed you to do it but people have funny ideas of what is safe while driving like applying makeup or reading a book or peeling an orange it doesn't mean it's safe. 

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You can do this on my UK spec Edge, so there's probably a setting somewhere in Forscan that will allow you to change it.

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It may be a moot point going forward as some vehicles are beginning to have separate passenger screens.  That’s the safe way to do it.

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10 hours ago, niceonept said:

You can do this on my UK spec Edge, so there's probably a setting somewhere in Forscan that will allow you to change it.

Yes. It's been possible since 2007 sync.

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