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Mazda Navigation System NB1-Setting route preferences

stewardsteward Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
edited January 2019 in Built in car navigation
How do set my route preferences on my device?
My tom tom device insists on taking me up unsealed roads to get to destination.
I assume this is because it calculates this is the shortest way.
I don't wish to travel on unsealed roads but cannot see where I can set this preference on my device.
Can anyone help with this setting?


  • stewardsteward Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    EthoZ, I have read the manual. The manual tells me there are options on routes, e.g. fastest, etc, but does not provide option to avoid unsealed roads that I can see. There are many unsealed roads in Australia and so this option is important.
    My Navman had this option and so expected the Tom Tome would also.
  • [Gelöschter Benutzer][Gelöschter Benutzer] Posts: 5,321 [Supreme Trailblazer]
    steward wrote:
    but does not provide option to avoid unsealed roads that I can see.
    What about unpaved?
  • stewardsteward Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    is unpaved an option that is offered?
  • stewardsteward Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
  • LAURE123LAURE123 Posts: 1,632
    Hi @steward

    I have a Start 25 that is very different from your Mazda Navigation System NB1 but the menu settings look very similar.

    In the manual, it should be pages 46 and 47.

    - In your system ==> Settings / Planning Settings / Unpaved Road
    - and define how you want your system to process them ==> always ask / always avoid / never avoid ==> validate

  • stewardsteward Posts: 6 [Master Explorer]
    Thanks Laurie123 for your helpful response.
    Unfortunately after selecting the 'always avoid unpaved roads' the route identified to be taken directs me to use a now known 'unpaved' road.
    I understand I can select to avoid certain roads, or chose other routes, but I am trying to set up the GPS so avoid unpaved roads that I am not aware of.
    I now wonder whether the term 'unpaved' used by Tom Tom has the same meaning as the term locally used of 'unsealed' road.
    Unsealed here in Australia means a 'gravel' road. i.e. a road that has no bitumen seal applied.
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