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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

navtrav wrote:
Well I'm on TomTom's side on this. Google already knows far too much about us and now wants to take charge of our vehicles, recording such things as our fuel-buying and driving habits and our maybe limit-breaking speed.
With their inter-connecting of every thing, we're now handing Google the equivalent of a black box in our cars.
And of course the day is coming when we'll be handing them our steering wheel.
Our lives will soon totally not be our own.


Total crap.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Am I bothered? Reply with quote

FrequentFlyer wrote:
....not in the slightest. The day that TomTom refused to release their Sat nav for Android , after many years running on Mobile Windows, finished them for me.....75 klm per day ?...what a joke. I'm more them happy with Co pilot and Sygic. I hope they go totally belly up...serve them right.
I too lost TomTom when they without warning stopped supporting Windows Mobile 6.5, and retrenched to stand alone devices.
Mind you, I found Copilot routing dreadful.
Sygic is actually TomTom maps and POIs.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read on TT's support forum that they will be supporting Apple CarPlay 'next year'. I suspect Google will lock them out of Android Auto
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colin_thames
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: TomTom maps in cars Reply with quote

Totally agree with other comments. I've been hoping for TomTom iOS to be available on Apple CarPlay with the new iOS 12 but no news. Meanwhile Google maps is there and, of course, Google maps can be run offline, so barely using any data other than for traffic. If I want up-to-date maps on my VW Passat navigation screen, rather than having to update my navigation by downloading 3GB of maps for hours, I can just plug in my iPhone and, voila, a perfectly 'usable' map.
Come on TomTom, you've got a great interface but without Carplay my annual subscription is going to be for one year only.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please excuse me for going off topic.

How do I persuade Google Maps to give me audible instructions? I have heard them sometimes, but I can't get them in the van - maybe because my iphone isn't linked up properly? I get CA warnings from my in car thingy (Renault R-Link).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
Please excuse me for going off topic.

How do I persuade Google Maps to give me audible instructions? I have heard them sometimes, but I can't get them in the van - maybe because my iphone isn't linked up properly? I get CA warnings from my in car thingy (Renault R-Link).


In Google mqps
Menu (three horizontal bars top left)
Settings
Navigation settings
Play over Bluetooth
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
How do I persuade Google Maps to give me audible instructions?

Try this:
In google maps prod the burger icon top left of the screen - then the cog icon towards the top right - Navigation:
Mute state UNMUTED
Play voice over Bluetooth ON
Play as Bluetooth phone call ON.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for such quick answers. I seem to already have those settings. I wonder if I get a conflict when Iím also running built in navigation, or maybe CamerAlert. I think I shall have to experiment with one and/or both of those not running. Will come back with results.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If TomTom had focused on making their software better and more usable, instead of stripping it down and focusing mostly on making it harder to use and less useful, I'd still be using TomTom. But they didn't, and they did, and I don't anymore.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killing off third party safety cameras did it for me. Perfectly happy with Garmin now, they do all I want.
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