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    just wondering, is it possible to post recent traffic status (eg accidents, jams, weather report,etc) on mm or RR? i am thinking of like download info on pc before you leave the house or office and uploading it on the carputer maybe through phone? maybe syncing the info to the carputer. i think this will still be beneficial to drivers as an alternative to using gprs to download info on the road. thought of using a smartphone to do this, sad just traded my phone for a t616 to use audio gateway only still doesnt work (frustrated). anyway anybody has ideas please post them thanks
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    avant go-RR style, I like it!
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    • #3
      We are attempting to do this in the UK with collaboration with the Highways Agency for their data. We're hoping to be able to implement something pretty soon over here, even if just for testing.

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      • #4
        I'm actually thinking about creating a program that will automatically connect to WAP and download traffic and weather data from local sites (sites would be user configured) and display it a program designed to embed in frodoplayer (MY choice ). I'm having a lil trouble sorting out the parameters but it shouldnt be too hard.
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        • #5
          centrafuse & meedio do this, i figure if you have wifi in the car and at office/home (i do), when the carputer boots up/comes out of standby it will do a quick update for weather, traffic, movie showtimes, whatever, before you head out of wifi range... as for RR? i dont know

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          • #6
            wait, so is it the meedio software that allows you to do this or is it something in centrafuse?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02
              wait, so is it the meedio software that allows you to do this or is it something in centrafuse?
              i noticed screenshots for traffic and weather on the centrafuse homepage

              meedio (if ya dont know) is just another front end, made mostly for HTPC's in the house, but their website has like a hundred plugins, one for traffic, one for weather, one for movie showtimes, one for ripping cds, etc... good stuff, no reason to make a GPS plugin for the home tho

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              • #8
                Yea i was checking out there site as i typed that. Nice software, i see the weather plugin but no traffic, i'll keep searchin. Looks like it only runs in full screen mode. If it were a bit more flexible i'd run it as an external app
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                • #9
                  i may be mistaken with the traffic plugin... come to think of it, why would you need a traffic plugin in the house?

                  the software is nice, but i had a hell of a time trying to get it to easily browse my music... i figured maybe it was some crazy skin configuration options, but i just went to frodoplayer after seeing how much work it was to make simple

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                  • #10
                    I would love to have integrated traffic information.

                    Route66 has for example support for traffic information (for europe). Would be very nice if it's possible to use that data so you will be warned

                    Here in Holland the traffic data is delivered almost in plain text. http://www.nozema.nl/data/TMCserver.html
                    Only NO gps coordinates or so, only highway-names and locations (citynames). Now need to find a program which displays an overlay with the text when you're on a specific highway...

                    Should be possible with the use of Mapmonkey to determine the roadname...
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                    • #11
                      haha good thing a lot of users had been thinking of this also, i know centrafuse had a weather update which is good, but i would like to see this with RR, wifi is good, also i am thinking of post upload of info, like it downloads to a phone then uploads from phone to carpc if possible. and traffic info would be cool if it can be updated on MM, example if there was an accident on the freeway, when you upload info in your carputer before you leave home or office, like a good 1 or 2 mile warning telling you that accident on freeway or so, maybe dreaming about this? weather info is always good too.
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                      • #12
                        I've been fooling with meedio quite a bit this morning. I have set plugins for news and weather.. i've also found a module Mygames which organises my Roms. Lastly, i'm using an intergrated web browser for traffic info (MeedioBrowser). Its set to go to www.traffic.com and give me local traffic condtions. This will wok for now!
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                        • #13
                          We are hoping the UK version will be live data direct from the UK Traffic Centres, we are in talks with a number of companies that can provide an XML feed. StevieG and myself are hoping to create a useful feed direct into MM, FD and also other GPS Systems as well including Aimee.

                          We have some good ideas, as soon as we are able to we will put more information forward including proof of concepts.

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                          • #14
                            cool i am sure a lot of users will appreciate the realization of this concept. i am imagining that when this is put into play, users can be alerted based on their gps position with voice alerts too while using gps frontends like MM and or with one touch of the screen or click of the remote.
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                            97 Prelude

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                            • #15
                              Man, realtime traffic info like the Acura RL would be an excellent upgrade for my carPC. It would make driving more pleasant here in Atlanta, Georgia.
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