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pscocoa

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Traffic Message Channel/SAT NAV etc
« on: 10 July 2019, 08:24:59 »

I have tried to research how the Dynamic Route Guidance stuff works but struggling to find who is responsible if you want to raise an issue.

Basic problem is uncleared traffic messages which create unnecessary route alterations. Example - travelling from Sandhurst To Manchester last week I start to get route switch messages from the Phaeton wanting me to leave M42 at Shirley!!! as M6 and M6 toll have 4 mile queues. This is probably a left over from overnight work or something. Anyhow I ignored it and all fine as there were no other motorway signs showing a problem.

Any pointers would be helpful - an organisation called INRIS maybe responsible but they seem to support car manufacturers and corporate customers. Just need to understand why these messages are not cleared - is it a car problem or a TMC problem?
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Re: Traffic Message Channel/SAT NAV etc
« Reply #1 on: 10 July 2019, 08:33:08 »

TMC, assuming you mean what is delivered over the radio (Classic FM etc) appears to be about as much use as a chocolate fireguard on every car I've owned so.. I'd say it's that. The RRS tried to re-route me about 1000 times on a recent journey for absolutely no reason, so I switched it off.

The only decent traffic updates are the kind of live updates you get from Google Maps/Waze/TomTom Go (sorry, TB ;D)

And yes, that all seems to be supplied by INRIX after they bought ITIS. You'd probably have better luck pounding sand than trying to effect any change..
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Re: Traffic Message Channel/SAT NAV etc
« Reply #2 on: 10 July 2019, 12:10:11 »

The satnav on the mighty Signum (graphics apart) is light-years ahead of the 1972 collection of parts from Tandy, as used on the Tata.   :-\ :-\
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Re: Traffic Message Channel/SAT NAV etc
« Reply #3 on: 10 July 2019, 12:16:26 »

But you never venture out of your estate!!
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Re: Traffic Message Channel/SAT NAV etc
« Reply #4 on: 11 July 2019, 10:01:16 »

It is whomever Traffic Master are called this week.  But they won't deal with the general public.
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