Do you really though? I've been on several road trips including MA to CA and back, and last year MA to TN to watch the eclipse - which I used no nav nor pre-defined destination. (I was watching the weather until about 2 days before.) If you can read a map and pay a little attention, it's not difficult.
I ought to apologize: sorry, this thread is about software and nav should work without rebooting screens.
Nav works fine — I used mine for 1000 miles earlier this week. All that happens is that the IC reboots at random intervals, so you lose IC information, including the turn-by-turn display, for a few seconds and then it recovers. This bug doesn't affect navigation on the big screen at all. It really isn't a big deal most of the time.
Yes, it is not the end of the world. Just annoying. Particularly when I plan on using the nav a lot. Yes there are other options... smart phone..,just putting up with it... I am not that upset about it really. Just mildly annoyed.
I used to hold off updating my car and scour the forums for complaints like this. Then it seemed like I had a good run of not too terrible bugs after updating. I guess I got lazy. This bug was probably well reported before I made my latest update, but I didn't check.
I guess I have this expectation that significant bugs are found by a smaller pool of beta testers, and these kinds of things would get caught before going to a wider fleet of cars.