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Thread: TMC support in CF, how will you solve it ?

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    Hi Maximus,

    it was nice having you over here, even though you did leave the nekkid blondes in your car

    Some good info, I hope to have some details on how we will handle TMC soon!

    Joachim

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    There is some info here as well... Tmc?

    Terran

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC-S60
    it was nice having you over here, even though you did leave the nekkid blondes in your car

    Some good info, I hope to have some details on how we will handle TMC soon!
    Hey JC, thanks for the chat the other day.
    The blonds weren't too interested in cars, they just wanted to head back to the hotel so they stayed in the car to keep me from staying too long...
    Looks like a great product you have there, some serious hours that have been spent on that project.

    I was hoping that David would chime in and give us his thoughts... maybe I'm a bit off with the topic "how will you solve it". Maybe I should have asked "what are your thoughts and plans".

    Using two Racemier-radios would probably be the best, but also most expensive solution. Using just a single tuner is a no-go (IMHO) since over here they only transmit TMC on one nation wide station, which is a non-comercial, old-folks-style, station that I wouldn't listen on even if I got paid doing it. Using one tuner would mean that most people are "forced" into mp3 playback while using TMC or non-TMC mode while listening to their regular stations.

    /M

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    There are TMC enabled GPS receivers... This is more likely the best solution... I will post some info about the hardware once I get more details...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid
    There are TMC enabled GPS receivers... This is more likely the best solution... I will post some info about the hardware once I get more details...

    david
    Like this... http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/392

    This works using the GNS TMC protacol and your looking at Ģ1800 for the SDK.... check on e of my earler posts on the subject.... ( Plus I have this one )

    The is also one ( http://www.royaltek.com/index2.php?o...do_pdf=1&id=89 ) The Roadiator from Royaltek which uses their Royaltek protacol v1.0 for TMC... I could not get info about this as they did not reply.

    Both as I understand it fit the extra TMC strings in to the NMEA GPS string.... and then decode it.

    Now - The TMC codes need to be on the map ( which D3 has ) BUT more critacally they have to be enabled in the software. Now what I mean here is that in the UK they ( ITS Holdings who own the first TMC service ) are chaging for it now therefore to prevent been hit with a great big fee the software houses provent the use of this data.

    Some have signed up with RAC Trafficmaster to their new system but I dont expect to see any thing in the next 12 months for PDAs let alone PCs.

    The best option is to drag this accross the net... and Gobby has that in hand for FD at some point.

    Short answer - forget it.. and if you can get it working its not worth it.. there are better ways.

    Terran

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    I am working closely with Destinator on a custom version of Destinator for Centrafuse... I will be offering 3 options for traffic... TMC, Internet, and XM feed... This is not D3 either... My SDK is based on Destinator 6 engine, which is OEM only and not public, currently... the TMC is already completly integrated for multiple receivers that are available... No need for using the SDK, etc... I will post info about the receivers once I get more information on them...

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    Well thats a plus... I take it the Internet service will be based around the one they anouced Nov last year - Speed cams etc etc ie a Tomtom clone ?

    Terran

    EDIT Sorry - Just noticed I'm in the Centrafuse section.... my comments are fairly generally based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccsnet
    Well thats a plus... I take it the Internet service will be based around the one they anouced Nov last year - Speed cams etc etc ie a Tomtom clone ?

    Terran

    EDIT Sorry - Just noticed I'm in the Centrafuse section.... my comments are fairly generally based.
    I will release more details once I have them... Lots of things still being sorted out... There are a couple of different internet options available and things are not 100% decided yet, but will be soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid
    I will release more details once I have them... Lots of things still being sorted out... There are a couple of different internet options available and things are not 100% decided yet, but will be soon...

    david
    Cheers... Does this mean Powerlock have reversed their decsion not to support PC apps then ( sorry If Im off topic here... really intrested in whats coming up from them ).

    Terran

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    Hi,

    in my opinion the best gps / tmc unit is sold from gns. The link to the - english site - is :

    http://www.gns-gmbh.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id=121

    Itīs not cheap, but it has sirf-3, bluetooth and TMC. GNS calls themself as the worldīs leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of handheld receivers for traffic information.

    - Superbowl
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