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Planning a route

Planning a route

Important: In the interest of safety and to reduce distractions while you are driving, you should always plan a route before you start driving.

To plan a route on your Mazda NB1, do the following:

  1. Tap the screen to open the Main Menu.
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  2. Tap Navigate to or Drive to.
  3. Tap Address
    You can change the country or state setting by tapping the flag before you select a city.
  4. Enter the town or city name, or the postcode.

    Tip: Instead of typing the address, tap the microphone button to enter the address by speaking to your Mazda NB1.

    Towns with similar names are shown in the list while you type.
    When the correct city or town appears in the list, tap the name to select the destination.
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  5. Enter the street name.
    Streets with similar names are shown in the list while you type.
    When the correct street name appears in the list, tap the name to select the destination.
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  6. Enter the house number, then tap Done
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  7. The location is shown on the map. Tap Select to continue or tap Back to enter another ad-dress.
    Tip: If you want your final destination to be a car park, tap Car park and select a location from the list of car parks close to your general destination.
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  8. When the new route is shown, tap Done.
    For more information about the route, tap Details.
    To change your route, for example, to travel via a particular location or to select a new destination, tap Change route.
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Your device starts to guide you to your destination, using spoken instructions and on-screen directions.

Route summary

The route summary shows an overview of your route, the remaining distance to your destination and the remaining estimated trip time.

To view the route summary, tap the right-hand panel on the status bar in the Driving view or tap View route in the Main Menu and then tap Show route summary.

If you have HD Traffic or an RDS-TMC receiver, the route summary also shows traffic information about delays on your route.

Note: To use a TomTom traffic information service, you may need a subscription or a receiver. Traffic services are not supported in all countries or regions. For more information, visit http://www.tomtom.com/services.

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Selecting a route type

Every time you plan a route, you can choose to be asked about the type of route you want to plan. To do this, tap Settings followed by Route planning and then tap Ask me every time I plan.

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The types of route you can choose from are as follows:

  • Fastest route - the route which takes the least time.
  • Eco route - the most fuel-efficient route for your trip.
  • Shortest route - the shortest distance between the locations you set. This may not be the quickest route, especially if the shortest route is through a town or city.
  • Avoid highways - a route which avoids highways.

Using arrival times

When you plan a route, your Mazda NB1 asks you if you need to arrive at a particular time.

Tap YES to enter a preferred arrival time.

Your Mazda NB1 calculates your arrival time and shows you whether you will arrive on time.

You can also use this information to work out when you need to leave. If your Mazda NB1 shows that you will arrive 30 minutes early, you can wait and leave in 30 minutes time, rather than arrive early.

Your arrival time is constantly recalculated during your trip. The status bar shows whether you will arrive on time or if you are going to be late.

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Tap Status bar in the Settings menu to enable or disable arrival time notifications.

To enable arrival time notifications select Leeway.

 

Planning a route in advance

You can use your Mazda NB1 to plan a route in advance, selecting your starting point and your destination.

Here are some more reasons to plan a route in advance:

  • Find out how long a trip is going to take before you start.
  • You can also compare trip times for the same route at different times of the day or on different days of the week. Your Mazda NB1 uses IQ Routes when planning a route. IQ Routes calculates routes based on the real average speeds measured on roads.
  • Study the route of a trip you are planning.
  • Check a route for someone who is coming to visit you and then explain the route to them in detail.

To plan a route in advance, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the screen to bring up the Main menu.
  2. Tap the arrow button to move to the next menu screen and tap Plan route.
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    This button is shown while there is no planned route on your Mazda NB1.
  3. Select the starting point for your trip in the same way that you would select your destination.
  4. Set the destination for your trip.
  5. If Route planning settings are set to Ask me every time I plan, select the type of route you want to plan:
    • Fastest route - the route which takes the least time.
    • Eco route - the most fuel-efficient route for your trip.
    • Shortest route - the shortest distance between the locations you set. This may not be the quickest route, especially if the shortest route is through a town or city.
    • Avoid highways - a route which avoids highways.
  6. Choose the date and time that you will make the trip you are planning.

Your Mazda NB1 uses IQ Routes to work out the best possible route at that time. This is useful to see how long a trip takes at different times of the day or on different days of the week.

Your Mazda NB1 plans the route between the two locations you selected.

Viewing route information

You can access these options for the route you last planned by tapping View route in the Main Menu or the Details button on the route summary screen.

You can then select from the following options:


Show instructions

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Tap this button for a list of all the turn instructions on the route.


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Show map or route

Tap this button to see an overview of the route using the map browser.


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Show route demo

Tap this button to watch a demo of the trip. You can interrupt the demo at any time by tapping the screen.


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Show route summary

Tap this button to open the route summary screen.


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Show destination

Tap this button to see a preview of your destination.

You can navigate to a parking lot near your destination, and view any available information about your destination, for example, the phone number.


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Show traffic on route

Tap this button to see all the traffic incidents on your route.

Note: This button is only shown if your device has either a traffic subscription or an RDS-TMC Receiver. Traffic information is not available in all countries or regions. For more information about TomTom traffic information services, go to http://www.tomtom.com/services.