FM Traffic Information
Compatibility: The Kenwood
KNA-G610 is a hideaway navigation system designed to work with 2010-up Kenwood
and Kenwood eXcelon in-dash navigation-ready receivers. The KNA-G610's built-in
mapping software will display on your compatible Kenwood navigation-ready
receiver. You will be able to control the KNA-G610 from your compatible Kenwood
navigation-ready head unit's touch screen monitor, or the head unit's wireless IR
Software: With built-in Garmin navigation technology and
NAVTEQ mapping software, the Kenwood KNA-G610 GPS Navigation System features
on-screen maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; which includes over
6 million Points of Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your
destination using the unit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the
KNA-G610's navigation system guides you to your destination with voice prompts,
arrows, and directions along the top of the map. Your route is marked with a
highlighted line and an arrow, while your destination is marked with a checkered
Note: There is also an SD memory card
slot used for future map and software updates from Garmin.
SiRF Star III: The SiRF Star III GPS chipset is so sensitive
that it's forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you
additional placement options.
GPS Antenna: The KNA-G610 comes supplied with a GPS antenna
that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5' cable terminated by a
proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the hideaway
module. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive magnetic base if you
are having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount the antenna.
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: In addition to graphic
directions, the KNA-G610 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions
through your connected A/V receiver. The unit's text-to-speech voices "read and
speak" the same words that are displayed on your compatible head unit's screen.
The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the street names as
you approach turns. The volume can be adjusted to match the other sources. The
voice guidance and on screen text can be changed to English, French, Spanish, or
Find Locations and Routes: The unit's "Where To?" menu
screen offers the following features to help you find your destination.
- Browse Map: Allows you to search for a destination by
touching and dragging the map.
- Go Home: Store one home location to allow you to
calculate a route home from any current location.
- Address: Input your destination address by house
number, street, and city.
- Cities: Allows you to search by city's name.
- Intersection: Allows you to search where to streets
- Routes: Allows you to select from previously created
- Coordinates: Allows you to search your destination by
longitude and latitude values.
- Phone Number: Allows you to search your destination by
enter the place's phone number.
- Recently Found: Choose from one of your 50 most recent
destinations or waypoints.
- Favorites: You can save all of your favorite places in
the navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later.
- Points-of-Interest: Allows you to search for over
6-million points of interest in the following categories: Food and Drink,
Lodging, Fuel, Transit, Shopping, Bank or ATM, Parking, Entertainment,
Recreation, Attractions, Hospitals, Community, or Auto Services. The "Spell
Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by name.
- Extras: You can manually load custom points of interest
(POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some
custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety
cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify you when you
approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can download the custom
POIs onto a CD-R or DVD-/+R, which can then be loaded into the unit's
Search Modes: The navigation system automatically searches
for places near your current location. You can also choose to have the KNA-G610
search for places in a different city, a recent destination, a favorite
destination, projected destination, or along your current route.
Multiple Destination Routing (Via Points): You can add
intermediate destination points (via points) to your routes as you create it.
You can also add points to your route after its been created when you go to edit
the route. You can program up to 500 via points for long trips.
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant
access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where
Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your
current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also
menus to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations,
and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
2D/3D Map: You can changes the perspective of the map from
2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D
Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the
top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your
direction of travel at the top of screen).
Color Modes: Select between Day (for a bright background),
Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the
Route Preference: Selects the preference for your
calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance, Less Fuel, or Off Road.
Avoidance Setup: This feature allows you to enter specific
areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can choose to avoid U-Turns,
Highways, Toll Roads, Traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, or Unpaved Roads.
Auto Reroute: If you happen to depart from your original
route, the internal navigation system recalculates the route and provides new
Detour: The navigation system attempts to get you back on
your original route as quickly as possible, after calculating a detour. If the
route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the KNA-G610 might
not calculate a detour.
Turn Pages: The following pages help guide you along the
turns of your calculated route.
- Turn-List: When you are navigating a route, the Turn
List page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the
distance between turns.
- Next Turn: When you are navigating a route, the Next
Turn page shows the turn on the map and the distance and time left before
you reach the turn.
- Lane Assist: When available, the Lane Assist page may
display a view of the upcoming junction and in which lane you should be
driving to make you next turn or exist.
Trip Log: The Trip Log creates a bread crumb trail (trip
log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log can be displayed on the
map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Trip Computer: The trip computer shows current speed,
current direction, distance to destination, total distance traveled, average
speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving, maximum speed, total
trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can reset just the maximum
speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's
fuel economy, carbon footprint, the fuel price of navigating to your
destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency. The first time you
access the ecoRoute features, you will be asked to enter fuel and mileage
information (Fuel Type, City Fuel MPG, HWY Fuel MPG) about your vehicle.
- Fuel Report: If you have entered your vehicle profiles
and the current fuel price, the DNX6160 calculates the average fuel economy
for your vehicle, your carbon footprint, and the cost of the fuel consumed.
- ecoChallenge Tool: The ecoChallenge tool helps you
maximize your fuel economy by scoring your driving habits. The higher your
overall score for a driving challenge, the more fuel you could save. Your
overall score is the average of these three scores:
- Acceleration: Gain points for gradual acceleration;
lose points for rapid acceleration.
- Deceleration: Gain points for gradual braking; lose
points for hard braking.
- Speed: Gain points for driving at the best speed
for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for most vehicles.
- Mileage Report: Mileage reports provide the distance,
the time, the average fuel economy, and the fuel cost of navigation to a
destination. A mileage report is created for every route that you drive. If
you stop a route on your navigation system, a mileage report is crated for
the distance you traveled.
- Less Fuel Routes: The Less Fuel Routes are calculated
based on speed limit and acceleration data.
Note: The data provide by the ecoRoute feature is only
an estimate. The data is not actually read from your vehicle.
NAVTEQ Traffic Receiver (optional): The optional Kenwood KNA-NT100
NAVTEQ Traffic Receiver (
sold separately) receives real-time traffic data from NAVTEQ and displays it on
your compatible 2010 Kenwood in-dash head unit's video display. Real-time
traffic is delivered over FM radio using a radio data system (RDS) sub-carrier
channel. NAVTEQ Traffic offers the following real-time traffic services.
- Comprehensive, reliable nationwide coverage.
- Traffic flow conditions with speed values.
- Unplanned incidents such as accidents and stalled vehicles.
- Planned incidents such as road construction and closures.
- Traffic data designed for seamless integration with digital map content.
Note: Because NAVTEQ traffic is subsidized by
unobtrusive pop-up advertising there is no subscription fees. Service is
offered in 80 US Markets
NAVTEQ Traffic: NAVTEQ Traffic provides the traffic flow and
incident information for the NAVTEQ Traffic RDS service. This data is collected
from multiple sources across the country, including leading commercial traffic
data providers, government departments of transportation, police and emergency
services, road sensors, cameras, and real-time aircraft reports. NAVTEQ Traffic
frequently performs extensive data quality processing to provide the most
complete and accurate nationwide traffic information feed.
NAVTEQ Traffic Technologies: NAVTEQ Traffic's
highly-accurate data is a result of combining the right sources with the right
- Proprietary Sensors: NAVTEQ operates the world's
largest proprietary sensor network, and their highly accurate sensor network
covers 35% more roadway than the nearest competitor.
- Probe: Robust commercial and consumer GPS and cellular
probes improve coverage and accuracy.
- Data Validation: Proprietary data corroboration and
verification methods check and recheck data accuracy.
- Data Processing: NAVTEQ's Smart Traffic Processor
blends and optimizes the widest array of traffic information to provide
comprehensive and reliable real-time traffic information. Unique processing
capabilities combine and prioritize multiple data sources to provide the
most accurate speed values possible.
FM Traffic Information
FM Traffic Receiver (optional): Using an optional FM Traffic Receiver (sold separately
from Kenwood), the Kenwood navigation unit can receive and use
traffic information. Once you activate the TMC subscription, this traffic
receiver will begin to receive real-time traffic data right onto your compatible
Kenwood head unit's screen, providing quick access to alternative routing using
Garmin navigation. When a traffic message is received, you can see the event on
the map-screen of your Kenwood head unit and change your route to avoid the
traffic incident. The on-screen map page of your compatible navigation head unit
will display a "diamond icon" when there is a traffic event of medium severity
or high severity on your current route, or on the road you are driving. If you
press this icon, your connected Kenwood head unit will create a detour route for
you (if applicable) so you can avoid the traffic event.
Note: A subscription is required to receiver the Traffic
Message Channel (TMC) service. The optional FM Traffic Receiver provides a 90-day subscription
which is automatically activated when the receiver first receives a traffic
signal once connected to your Kenwood navigation unit. To renew a
subscription, go to Garmin's FM Traffic Website at garmin.com/fmtraffic.
Real-Time Traffic Data: In most area, depending on the service
provider, TMC traffic broadcasts are continuous - there's no waiting for
scheduled traffic news updates or random alerts. With the TMC receiver, you see
traffic developments in real-time, as they happen, so you make the right
decision sooner. The system alerts you when a traffic problem is on your route
and proposes an alternate route to avoid the incident.
Note: Because traffic broadcasts are received via a "silent"
FM data channel, you can still listen to music or news programming on
your car radio without interference from incoming FM traffic data
Traffic Coverage: TMC data is available in a fast-growing
number of cities throughout North America and gives prompt, accurate
notification of accidents, road construction, police, or emergency action, etc.
- so you can visually monitor traffic flow and, if necessary, avoid traffic
Note: Check totaltraffic.com/coverageareas for areas
covered by FM RDS TMC service.
Power/System Harness: Opposite end of the included cable has:
- Monitor I/F: male 13-pin
interface for monitor
- Ground: chassis ground
- Ignition: switched 12 volts, 2 amp fuse in-line
- Battery: constant 12 volts, 2 amp fuse in-line
Mini-USB Port: USB mini B version
2.0 jack for optional FM traffic or NAVTEQ Traffic receiver.
GPS ANT Port: Square connector for supplied GPS antenna plug.
SD Card Slot: SD memory card slot
for future map and software updates.
- Width: 6.505"
- Height: 1.115"
- Height: 0.525"
- Depth: 1.425"