My last car was a Lexus IS250 SEL-L MM and I will be interested to see how the satnav in the A5 stands up against the Lexus one. I loved the Lex touchscreen interface and POI system.With Lexus navigation you simply type the name of your destination (Home Depot or McDonald's) using an on-screen keyboard. You don't need to drill down complex POI screens. Likewise you can also push any of the POI icons (most with correct company icons). It's very simple to see a McDonald's coming up on the map or navigate to something without having to enter a destination.
I know many people rave about the Audi system, but having actually owned a Lexus I have they say they easily have Audi beat.
Highrisedrifter....hope your wellAs I haven't got my A5 yet, i'm unsure how easy the Audi satnav system is to use in comparison.
The road names appear on the overhead view if you are zoomed in enough. In the 3D view they dont appear on any zoom. Personally, I prefer the 3D view but miss the road names that overhead view gives.When the directional arrow comes up, it doesn't tell you the name of the road to turn in to especially in highways where there are 2 different exits at the same spot.
I think he means in the driver information display that has a big blue arrow that says "TURN LEFT" but doesn't tell you what street to turn left onto. I agree that the Nav system and especially the POI database is pretty disappointing. The categories they have are pretty ridiculous - I can find the closest border crossing, but I can't find a supermarket or a Target or a Home Depot?The road names appear on the overhead view if you are zoomed in enough. In the 3D view they dont appear on any zoom. Personally, I prefer the 3D view but miss the road names that overhead view gives.