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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Unrealistic Delays M69 & M42 Roadworks Reply with quote

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Hi there, after finally getting my Tomtom back, I note with Dismay that the system is still telling me there are permament 40-56min delays at the roadworks on these two roads, when in fact the delays are really just a drop to 50MPH, certainly for the M42 (S) where the M6(toll) joins it, has been displaying this ridiculous delay for at least a month. Whilst i have been on the M69 also where there is a contra flow, but definitely not a 1hr delay on it, as suggested by the TMC.

Can we get these fixed?!
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This is a TT error, not ITIS
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which they don't seem to be in any particular hurry to fix as they have been aware of it since November, well before the release of the 920T which also has the same problem.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swing wrote:
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I just wish that TrafficMaster et al would use roadside transmitters for TMC (like they do with the TrafficMaster Freeway) so that motorists are guaranteed good signal reception along their route, rather than having to depend on the somewhat unreliable RDS/FM source
I wish they would too, but unfortunately, they have no rights to broadcast on the FM frequencies, so are not allowed to Crying or Very sad


But, TM already broadcast using roadside transmitters, so a GPS (tuned into the correct frequency) ought to be able to utilise such reliable transmitters.

If the system works with the 'old' TrafficMaster Freeway, I can't see why it wouldn't work on a modern GPS - the Freeway has been working since long before most people had even heard of GPS.

This would at least alleviate the problem of unreliable reception.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But, TM already broadcast using roadside transmitters, so a GPS (tuned into the correct frequency) ought to be able to utilise such reliable transmitters.

I ought to clarify a few misconceptions here. TM use the pager network but only for their own service. Their collaboration with RAC to provide a TMC service does not use this network.

Even if it did, a GPS cannot be 'tuned' to receive the signal. It is wholly designed and intended for reception of GPS signals at about 1575MHz. They cannot be retuned to receive signals on the 400MHz frequency that the pager network used.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying to say it would be nice if they could (in an ideal world).

It is understood that some units receive iTIS TMC information and others receive TrafficMaster TMC data although, in the real world, reception of the FM signal is a real problem for many.

At least the theory of roadside transmitters is good for reliable reception rather than a transmitter zillions of miles away in the middle of nowhere.

Although, unfortunatly, the ideal and real worlds rarely meet and life's a compromise
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok Embarassed the bigger issue is that whilst it's technically feasible, it'd only be a solution here in the UK and so no manufacturer would deem the investment worthwhile Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Whilst this subject is live, would it be possible to use your TT contacts to attempt to get some sort of response from them regarding the issue with the interpretation of TMC data with the latest version of 7x?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try, I have been out of the TMC loop a little (it's nigh on impossible to keep up to date on every issue!) but I shall approach tomTom for a comment on this subject.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will try, I have been out of the TMC loop a little (it's nigh on impossible to keep up to date on every issue!) but I shall approach tomTom for a comment on this subject.


I'm not expecting miricles, but thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not expecting miricles, but thanks in advance.

I can try for a miracle, miricles I can't do Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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emjaiuk wrote:
I'm not expecting miricles, but thanks in advance.

I can try for a miracle, miricles I can't do Wink


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering if the legal problem that was holding up the transmission of the TMC data had been resolved yet?
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I am happy to now post a finalised list of the radio stations we will be using to extend our TMC Coverage. These will run alongside our existing network of stations, which incorporate Classic FM, and Real Radio Yorkshire. And additionally in Scotland, Clyde 1, Forth FM, Moray Firth Radio, North Sound Radio, Radio Borders, Tay FM and West Sound Radio. The expected "go live" date for these stations will be 1st January 2008.


Station FX MHz Area
Smooth London, 102.2, London
Smooth Manchester, 100.4, North West England
Century Radio, 101.8, North East England
Century Radio, 100.7, North East England
Century Radio, 96.4, Hexham
Century Radio, 96.2, Fenham
Century 105, 105.4, North West England
Smooth, 106.6, East Midlands
Smooth, 105.7, West Midlands
Smooth, TBA, North East
Smooth, TBA, North East
Smooth, TBA, North East
Wish FM, 102.4, Wigan
Wire FM, 107.2, Warrington
Signal 1, 102.6, South Cheshire
Signal 1, 96.4, South Cheshire
Signal 1, 96.9, South Cheshire
CFM, 102.5, Penrith
CFM, 102.2, West Cumbria
CFM, 103.4, West Cumbria
CFM, 96.4, Carlisle
Kiss 100 FM, 100.0, London
Magic 105.4 FM, 105.4, London
Kiss 101, 101.0, Severn Estuary
Kiss 101, 97.2, Bristol
Kiss 105-108, 107.7, Peterborough
Kiss 105-108, 106.1, Norwich
Kiss 105-108, 106.4, Ipswich
Kiss 105-108, 105.6, Cambridge
Wave 105 FM, 105.8, Poole
Wave 105 FM, 105.2, Solent
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading all these posts. I get the impression that TMC is far from ideal.

I'm looking at purchase of TMC for TomTom 720 in my future purchase list but seeing as most of my business mileage is in rented vehicles and I won't have any choice but to use the "out of the box" TMC antenna.... Doeas anyone think it's worth splashing out the cash for it ???

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you get a response from TomTom? Do they admit to the problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you get a response from TomTom? Do they admit to the problem?

Nothing as yet no Sad
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