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The nav system in my 2014 QX60 hybrid doesn't display an ETA, only "minutes remaining to destination". It makes *me* do the calculation to show me what time that will be.

I swear I've been through every possible setting and can't find one that will actually display an ETA. The dealer even looked and said the same thing.

I hope we're missing something and it is an option.

Can anyone shed light on this?

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You're not missing anything, that's all you get. Others have talked/complained about this on different threads.

If the "minutes" estimate is off, adjust your MPH settings in the Nav options.
 

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You're not missing anything, that's all you get. Others have talked/complained about this on different threads.

If the "minutes" estimate is off, adjust your MPH settings in the Nav options.
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Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought but I was hoping for something different.

You know, this is really completely unacceptable for a "luxury" car, especially after paying thousands of dollars for all of the premium packages.

I love everything else about my QX60 (mostly), but I HATE this. It makes me HATE my car every time I use navigation, which is nearly every day.

I'm in sales and I travel to customers constantly. Often I know exactly how to get there, I use the nav to alert me of any problems, route me around them if needed, but most importantly to know that I will be on time. So throughout the entire trip I'm CONSTANTLY having to do the math to see when I'll arrive.

If Infiniti doesn't fix this through a firmware upgrade or something, I swear my next automobile will not be an Infiniti. I don't care if they have ETA in the new ones, I'll just worry about what other horrible design flaw it has that I won't notice until it's too late.

Thanks for the info and for letting me vent.

BTW, does Infiniti run this board or check it out?
 

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Infiniti doesn't care. Neither does any other car manufacturer I know of. They all cheap out and do this stupid thing where they estimate arrival time based on a couple of speeds depending on the road you're on. My Garmin from the early 1990s was better (basing it on road type and average actual speed) but no car system has ever done anything nearly as good. Do go to the navigation settings and change the speeds, though. Make them more realistic for your driving and routes. I mean, the highway speed was set to 55 mph on mine! That helps a lot, but it's still often off as it guesses the wrong type of road, often.

And, I agree, not also displaying the time of arrival is stupid. But I've seen that in other systems, too... Doesn't make it right, though.
 

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I blame it on Nissan's vendor for this vehicle. On some of Nissan's (can't verify Infiniti) they have the ability to change the settings. I have the 2014 Rogue SL. The navigation unit is much better than on previous versions, and it does allow a bit more customization, however it's display is more simplified. Personally, I'd rather that the Infiniti version. Its a lot more flexible and easier to read.
 

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I blame it on Nissan's vendor for this vehicle. On some of Nissan's (can't verify Infiniti) they have the ability to change the settings. I have the 2014 Rogue SL. The navigation unit is much better than on previous versions, and it does allow a bit more customization, however it's display is more simplified. Personally, I'd rather that the Infiniti version. Its a lot more flexible and easier to read.
Mine will display the miles to destination and the estimated time it will take in HH:MM format. (i.e., 130 miles, 2:00 hrs). If I understand you correctly, you'd prefer it to display the estimated time you will arrive (i.e., 8:00 PM if it's currently 6:00 PM)? Since the screen is touch sensitive, have you tried touch the time to destination to see if it will change to estimated time to arrival? I haven't because I perfer the time to arrival display...allows me to quickly answer the "how much longer" question on long trips. However, I have touched the display for other functions and discovered you can change the way that
information is displayed. Might be worth a try.
 

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This is not an option as far as I know to get an ETA. There are many manufacturers that do not do this, not just Infiniti. An in-car navigation will also never be as good as say a garmin or a smart phone, it is just the way it goes. Car companies do not make their own navigation, for instance for Infinitis it is Navtech, who is also who you would go through for an update. This is the first time I have personally heard of someone not being able to add the minutes/hours onto the current time to get an ETA though. I am not saying this should not be in the Infiniti, but it should not be something that pushes you away from a brand entirely.
 

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This is the first time I have personally heard of someone not being able to add the minutes/hours onto the current time to get an ETA though.
Of course I'm able to go through the exercise. It's a major annoyance. Computers are built to do this. It's a horribly negligent design choice not to make this available.

I'm in sales so I'm checking to see when I will arrive at the customer and whether I will be late.

That means I have to make that calculation many times along the trip to see if the arrival time has changed due to traffic conditions.

While I am, in fact, capable of doing the math to see: it's currently 3:38 and I will arrive in 47 minutes, that's the last thing I should have to do, especially when I'm probably doing business on a phone call on the built in blue tooth at the same time.

Sorry, there's absolutely no excuse for any nav system not to calculate ETA for the driver. None. It's completely inexcusable to not have it in a "luxury" vehicle. I don't know which of the "many" cars you've seen that lack it, but I haven't and certainly not in the luxury category.

I want a luxury car, not a "wanne be luxury". So this is a perfectly good reason to drive me away from an entire brand.
 

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Of course I'm able to go through the exercise. It's a major annoyance. Computers are built to do this. It's a horribly negligent design choice not to make this available.

I'm in sales so I'm checking to see when I will arrive at the customer and whether I will be late.

That means I have to make that calculation many times along the trip to see if the arrival time has changed due to traffic conditions.

While I am, in fact, capable of doing the math to see: it's currently 3:38 and I will arrive in 47 minutes, that's the last thing I should have to do, especially when I'm probably doing business on a phone call on the built in blue tooth at the same time.

Sorry, there's absolutely no excuse for any nav system not to calculate ETA for the driver. None. It's completely inexcusable to not have it in a "luxury" vehicle. I don't know which of the "many" cars you've seen that lack it, but I haven't and certainly not in the luxury category.

I want a luxury car, not a "wanne be luxury". So this is a perfectly good reason to drive me away from an entire brand.
Well then you will never be happy with any vehicle if that is your reason lol.
 
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