Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:19 pm Post subject: Aston Martin Vantage with 2011 Volvo HDD system
I have a trip to Europe planned soon including France, Switzerland and Italy. I will upgrade to the 2012 version of the Volvo software which I believe will have no speed camera alerts on it for France at least. However I believe I can upload a file via USB with POI or "danger Zones". Is this possible and can you help?
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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:44 pm Post subject:
The French police will treat a POI file (with any name) that has specific locations of cameras in just the same way as a file called "Speed cameras", so that's not safe.
That's why companies like TomTom have re-jigged their systems to warn of these "danger zones", but these are cleverly randomised so the exact start and end positions are different every time. But to achieve that requires a whole new piece of software to be developed and installed, so you'll need to find out if Volvo have done so.
But if you have an Aston Martin Vantage, can't you just employ a man with a good memory to sit beside you and tell you where the cameras are? _________________ "Settling in nicely" ;-)
If it does, you can reward me with a lift into town as you'll undoubtedly drive by Figueres on your European Journey
Also. If you have either an Android smartphone or iPod/iPad you may find the free CamerAlert app much easier to use. I keep the French cameras off of my SatNavs and rely solely on my phone these days. It's more discrete if you happen to get stopped by the police
Click on the CamerAlert link in my signature below for more details.
EDIT - There are other links to CamerAlert in the margin to the right of this reply. _________________ TomTom GO 730, GO 930, GO 940 & Rider2.
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Android with CamerAlert, OsmAnd+, Waze & TT Europe.
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