Unfortunately no the vw headunit doesn't handle directional info. Vw software interprets the poi as a spatial point around which it draws a radius. So if you enter that radius it audibly warns, direction doesn't matter.
For the likes of garmin etc, their systems do the same, but critically they utilise additional data fields which show the direction of the poi, hence you get a detailed directional warning.
what Essjay wrote wasnt quite correct. The software doesn't have anything to do with accuracy, it's the source data that provides the accuracy and the satellite reception of the hardware. Directional information is derived by utilising more data, something which the firmware in the vw nav is not built to do.
OK thank you, so the only way to get directional warnings if i am reading right is to use the Pocketgps on your mobile?
Is this correct?