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    Has anyone seen this new gps reciever for (traffic, weather ect..)

    According to Distinator sources their new version supposed to be able to pick up nav traffic, weather and other features with this new GPS receiver. Has anyone tried this or know of U.S. suppliers of this reciever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by inniss777
    According to Distinator sources their new version supposed to be able to pick up nav traffic, weather and other features with this new GPS receiver. Has anyone tried this or know of U.S. suppliers of this reciever?
    See this page and this one and finally this.

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    BTW The tricksy only works in Germany because you need to add some TMC codes.....

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    Is this available in the US?!! Does anyone have an idea when?
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    Did you not click on the links ?

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    Ok. so TMC/RDS is very new in the U.S. Are there any solution that are similar to xm traffic & weather in the U.S. that we can us on our xp systems? I know that destinator has something in the U.S. becasue at demofall this year they talked about it. Check out the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inniss777
    Ok. so TMC/RDS is very new in the U.S. Are there any solution that are similar to xm traffic & weather in the U.S. that we can us on our xp systems? I know that destinator has something in the U.S. becasue at demofall this year they talked about it. Check out the story.
    Just to be clear - TMC is a protacol in the EU transmited on the back of an RDS ( I assume you have RDS in the US ) signal.

    XM is just another trasmitable format and I dont think uses teh TMC format - if any thing it will use some thing called TPEG.

    What Destinator is talking about is providing a two way link via a mobile phone to provide the data - does that help ?

    See the threds above

    Terran

    EDIT and yes if Stevieg gets round to publishing it this week he is realeasing a PHP server code that could connect to traffic.com and provide the info - as to showing it on a screen thats another matter ... but I belive Freedrive may be able to do it.

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    europe gets all the goodies first

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    Quote Originally Posted by souroull
    europe gets all the goodies first

    hehe owwyeah

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    CarTotal, where did you dig out this old thread?


    Quote Originally Posted by inniss777
    Are there any solution that are similar to xm traffic & weather in the U.S. that we can us on our xp systems?

    Not yet, as far as I know. My guess would be that perhaps CoPilot by ALK may be one of the first ones to start introducing traffic implementation. I think the feature is already built in, but not enabled yet in the North American version of CoPilot. I believe ALK does have a laptop version of CoPilot for truckers which may already use traffic info in a very limited area (one state, perhaps).

    FYI, recently released version of Microsoft on-line service, Windows Live Local ( ), is capable of displaying traffic info for some highways in several US markets.

    iGuidance has had weather over a year, since version 2.1 I believe.

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