I ride a motorcycle 90% of the time so I bought a Droid mount for my bike. I wanted to use the Droid for navigation and to help avoid heavy traffic in the greater Atlanta area. The navigation works great as far as getting from point "A" to point "B" but I would like to be able to do the following:
- See the traffic layer while in Navigation mode at street level.
- Keep the Google Maps screen active (doesn't turn off) while riding so that I can just view where I am. Sometimes I'm not going to any specific point so point-to-point navigation isn't required but I do like knowing where I am and seeing the traffic layer on Maps is handy.
For item 1: I know that I can select, "Traffic View" while in navigation but this zooms me way, way out to show my entire route. I really don't care about the traffic that is 50 miles out but I do care about the traffic a couple of miles out.
For Item 2: I've tried the "Car Dock" app and "Car Home" but neither will keep the screen active unless you are doing Point-to-point navigation. I just want to see the map. How do I keep the screen on?