TMC detail level. What decides?

Discussion in 'ICE, Sat Navs & Dash Cams Forum' started by jkbayley, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. jkbayley

    jkbayley
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    I have a SatNav unit built in to my VW (blaupunkt with TeleAtlas maps). I have bought a NavMan 550 for my wife's car, and also for family trips abroad (small child, bigger car).
    The level of detail of TMC on her unit is far better than in my car, eg. all I get is M25 & M23 traffic, but hers goes down to "traffic lights out in Earls Court".

    What dictates the level of TMC detail? The hardware or is it the mapping software. i.e. if I update to newer TeleAtlas maps will I get this detail too?

    Ta for any help

    JKB
     
  2. ZiggyStardust

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    I’m pretty sure it’s the mapping software and not the actual hardware that determines the map detail. If you were to upgrade the software I’m sure would see a difference. Check out the TeleAtlas site, they are always having specials on their map upgrades—Hope this helps:thumbsup:
     
  3. jkbayley

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    Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
    Teleatlas shop it is then!

    J
     

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