When the GPS position is lost, the arrow turns grey, but the journey continues on the recommended
route for a short period of time with the speed last detected before the GPS position was lost. When the
next route event is reached, or after 40 seconds, the arrow stops, and remains grey until GPS reception
returns. This way short tunnels can be crossed without losing the position.
Selected map point, also known as the Cursor
If you tap the map somewhere and tap again or select a specific item in Go to, it becomes the selected
point on the map, marked with a small red dot and permanently radiating red circles to make it
conspicuous at all zoom levels, even when it is in the background of a 3D map view. You can use this
point as starting point, Via point, or destination of your route, you can search for a POI near to it, or save
it as a POI, a Favorite or the location of a road safety camera. The cursor, when visible, is also the
reference point for map scaling.
NOTE: When your GPS position is available, and Lock-to-Position is active, the cursor is the current
GPS position, the blue arrow. When you select another point by tapping the map, or using the Go to
menu, the new Cursor is displayed on the display with the red dot and the radiating red circles.
Visible POIs (Points of Interest)
Your Travel Companion comes with thousands of built-in POIs, and you can create your own POI
database as well.
POIs are represented by icons on the map. For a built-in POI it is the icon of the subcategory of the
actual POI. For points you create, it is the icon you had chosen when you created the POI. POI icons
can be changed later in Visual settings.
These icons are large enough to recognize the symbol, and semi-transparent so as not to cover the
streets and junctions behind them.
When the map is zoomed out, the icons are not displayed. As you zoom in, icons appear based on their
Road safety cameras
Road safety cameras, such as speed cameras and red light cameras are special POI types in the Travel
A different type of special POIs is Contacts. When the Travel Companion is started, it attempts to
recognize the addresses in your Travel Companion’s Contact database. All contacts with the address
recognized are displayed as POIs in a group named Contacts.
If they exist, the Home, Work, and Other addresses of a contact are imported. For example if you have
the home and office addresses of John Smith, you have two POIs, one called ‘John Smith (Home)’, and
another one as ‘John Smith (Work)’.
Elements of the active Route
Your Travel Companion uses a multi-destination routing system in which you have a start point (normally
your current GPS position), a destination, the line of the active leg of the route, and optionally Via points
and inactive legs. They are all displayed on the map.
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