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ned1
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: New car.....coming Reply with quote

Hi all,
I was a subscriber some years ago then the wife got me a sat-nav with free up-dates, anyway waiting delivery of a new car that has a built in sat nav.
What I would like to know is can the speed camera data base be used with it before I subscribe and if so a full A-Z guide on how to do it would be much appreciated.
the car is a VW Tigaun MK2.

Many thanks
Ned
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Kremmen
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VW have a range of different SatNavs. You'll need to identify which one it comes with then see if that unit accepts third party POi's.

The trend from manufacturers is that they are moving away from them.
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M8TJT
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
The trend from manufacturers is that they are moving away from them.
Seems that TomTom have started a very user unfriendly trend of things to come (or useful stuff to be removed)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Seems that TomTom have started a very user unfriendly trend of things to come (or useful stuff to be removed)

TomTom have taken things to a new level with their iOS GO Mobile which is an alleged upgrade to the now unsupported iOS TomTom legacy app.

The current top ten main problems (there are more) with iOS GO Mobile are:

1. Dangerous lag at junctions and roundabouts followed by screen wobble for over correction.
2. Display not so easy to read. Also screen display switched between distance and time to go.
3. Uses fractions instead of easier to read decimals when set to miles Ė when set to km you miraculously get decimals.
4. Next instruction isnít shown until within 2 miles.
5. No advance planning where you can set the day or time.
6. Right hand info bar is useless and configuration options almost non-existent.
7. 3D maps are annoying, too large (e.g. Europe is over 6GB as opposed to 2GB) and probably don't help the lag.
8. Cannot report map problems or mark a road as closed for SatNav to take into account.
9. No POIs shown at all. No MyDrive support. Custom POIs not supported.
10. No URL Scheme, so another app cannot start SatNav or use a URL in an email to start app with destination.

What makes things worse is that iOS GO Mobile was released over 18 months ago and it has so many problems that it still feels like a beta test.

I feel very sorry for the TomTom forum moderators as they have to tow the company line and defend the iOS GO Mobile app.

I have no faith in the brand name TomTom for SatNav nor any other area. If it's got a TomTom brand name or even a connection I will do my best to avoid it!

I used to be one of TomTom's greatest advocates but not any more.

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ned1
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
VW have a range of different SatNavs. You'll need to identify which one it comes with then see if that unit accepts third party POi's.

The trend from manufacturers is that they are moving away from them.


OK.......
Will have to wait to find out what unit it has and go from there.

Thanks
Ned
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