Re: GPS Navigation, software, firmware update questions?
Thanks for the reply, Jerry. I can certainly wait until October to see if Toyota releases a new update. Not that big of a deal. I have the Magellan Roadmate app on my iPod Touch 4G and the Dual GPS Cradle that holds the iPod, charges it, and provides the GPS chip/signal. So, I can continue using that if the older map data in my Sienna gives me any problems. I prefer the 3D view, the live traffic updates, and many of the other features that the Roadmate app provides. And I would be tempted to just use it in my Sienna instead of the in-dash Nav system. However, I would feel like an idiot driving around using a mobile GPS system when I have one built into the dash. Plus, the iPod would just take up more space and have more wires/cables hanging all over the place.
One thing I am considering and trying to do my research to see if this is even possible is connecting my iPod directly into the Nav system somehow. I'm looking for a way to mirror my iPod on the Nav screen. Since the Nav has a touchscreen, I would imagine it could display and control my iPod, at least in a limited capability. I found a site selling something called a mimicsX2 that supposedly mirrors your iOS device to the Nav screen. The YouTube video they showed looked pretty cool and did exactly what I want to do. However, I couldn't find any other good info on this mimicsX2 and whether it is actually available. If I could find a way to mirror my iOS device onto my Nav screen and run the audio through the JBL system, I would just use that and my Roadmate app and play all my music and everything using my iPod!
Has anyone else heard of this device or anything that would do what I want?