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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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One of the problems could be that if we were to all have this technology, everyone being rerouted along the same route would cause problems and so on and so on.

Not if they all use HD type technology because as soon as they all re-route HD will update and eventually the traffic will be evenly distributed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a great concept, and it could/should make driving even more straightforward as these devices are supposed to.

When I initially got one it was to replace the Road Atlas you took everywhere but now it could/should change the way you drive, traffic jams being a thing of the past, the road network being used as it should be (debatable that one).

Could it also allow for reassigning certain roads, because if the idea spreads further than just the Vodafone network, and it is in all phones or even in all cars, then a system could be devised to send HGVs on certain roads whilst the rest of the road users are assigned to different areas, or you could even have dynamic roads, 3 lanes either way could be reassigned to 4 and 2 or whatever.

The possibilities are there, but probably along way off, anyway congrats to TT for the technology and to this site for the discussion.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
carl_the_cobbler wrote:
One of the problems could be that if we were to all have this technology, everyone being rerouted along the same route would cause problems and so on and so on.

Not if they all use HD type technology because as soon as they all re-route HD will update and eventually the traffic will be evenly distributed.


The downside would be that a number of villages along the major roads would be quite crowded... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Do you know if it shows OS grid references?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for that. Do you know if it shows OS grid references?

What?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry wrong thread
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

I too bought the TT930T with the HD Traffic add on in mind. Does anyone know whether the add on will give the same functionality of the new 940, like google searches etc??


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A number of post's refer to contacting Trading Standards regarding the issue of the HD Attachment, has anyone actually contacted them, if so what type of response have they had. Never having had to call on this organisation for help, I would appreciate any guidance. I do rely on Traffic Updates/Information for my work, hence the reason for my purchase of a TT 930, and relying on TT saying that they would introduce the HD attachment mid 2008.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the complaint that Trading Standards are going to act on? They will not act on rumours on the internet about whether or not an accessory will be available in the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey common sense! Thought I was alone here Wink

TomTom have not made any official statement, until they do what is the complaint?

Even if the device is shelved I very much doubt anyone has a legitimate claim against Tomtom. This was a promised/planned accessory, not vital to the operation of the device at all. No contract to supply has been entered into.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With regards to the comment "rumours" may I refer you to the news item on Tom Tom web site dated 3rd March 2008.

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Pricing & availability:
The existing TomTom products that the HD Traffic Receiver will be compatible with are:
TomTom GO 930 (T)
TomTom GO 730 (T)
TomTom GO 530 (T)
TomTom GO 920 (T)
TomTom GO 720 (T)
TomTom GO 520 (T)
The HD Traffic Receiver will be offered at a recommended retail price of Euro 99.95, including a six month HD Traffic subscription worth Euro 60. It will also be included with the new TomTom GO 730 HD Traffic and the new TomTom GO 930 HD Traffic.
The HD Traffic service is offered for an all-inclusive fixed fee. This features no hidden costs and the subscription can be easily renewed after its initial duration.
The HD Traffic Receiver will be made compatible with other TomTom products later this year through a software update, in all countries where HD Traffic is available.
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I do not consider this to be a rumour.

Common sense or a common belief that on purchase of the devise I would have access to a service that was one of the main reasons for upgrading to the 930
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rumour comment is in relation to whether it has or has not been shelved.

Until TomTom state publicly that it has been shelved or merely delayed than all the debate is conjecture and premature.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like something is happening - however slowly..

http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?Language=1&query=live&FID=9603

Have to say that although some of us may have acted /posted prematurely it speaks volumes that pretty much everyone's expected the worst of Tomtom..

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
The rumour comment is in relation to whether it has or has not been shelved.

Until TomTom state publicly that it has been shelved or merely delayed than all the debate is conjecture and premature.


The main isue - that I can see - is that the service is available but there is no equipment to receive the service (unless you buy an X40)

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The HD Traffic Receiver will be made compatible with other TomTom products later this year through a software update, in all countries where HD Traffic is available.
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TomTom have therefore - in their press release - set an "expectation" that the dongle will be available. As they have not announced its availablility but released a new product customers have a right to obtain clarification on this matter.

TomTom HAVE made an error of judgement by not saying anything and actually refusing to doccument a verbal statement that it "will be available in December"

It is therefore not unreasonaable for customers to demand clarification and, if TT will not, perfectly reasonalbe for customers to go to trading standards etc to ask them for assistance/advice as the X30's "cannot be used for the purpose for which it was purchased" IF the customer claims that it was specifically purchased for the benefit of HD Traffic.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most eloquently put dave-t, I thought for one moment I had posted on the wrong forum. Your comments go a long way to promote constructive dialogue on this subject.
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