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New car... with its own Sat Nav.
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DennisN
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My built in satnav is Renault R-Link, which has TomTom (NAV 2) functioning, but with proprietary firmware making the SD card untouchable except to see four files TOMTOM.0000, TOMTOM.0001, TOMTOM.0002, TOMTOM.0003. (it started with just two, 0000 and 0001, but updates or my wickedness have granted it two more). Double click gets me nowhere with opening them.

So you can't do anything with it. Except that some clever French bloke has written a program which gets in there and sort of runs Windows Explorer (prog called R-Link Explorer, logical!). So I CAN put the cameras on there and the system works similarly to TT satnavs and I can put warnings on there - I have the pMobiles running, complete with distances and .OGG warnings (grandchildren when they were children shouting "Wake up Dennis, Speed Camera check ahead" and "Wake up Dennis, Mobile Camera check ahead").

Unfortunately, it's Windows only program which won't run on my Mac and I lost Windows on Mac via Parallels some time ago when all the up-dating to 64-bit happened - it stopped working with Win XP. I didn't fancy the expense of newer version of Parallels and Win 10 (I tried a few times to use Win 10 on a laptop and it completely defeated me).

So to put cameras on my built in R-Link, I have to use my old laptop with 250GB HD, running Win 7 Home. I say running, but that's a misnomer. It takes close to 30 minutes just to boot up and several minutes to respond to each key press. Putting the latest DB on there is a very time-consumimg business, so I don't bother. I just update it every few months, the real point of having them on there is to get the grandchildren's voices giving us a bit of a thrill.

For the proper job, I run CamerAlert on my iPhone.
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