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    Quote Originally Posted by froalskiner View Post
    Just curious about the traffic issue... Is it a technical issue or is it a licensing issue for not offering it in this upcoming version.
    I am not a SD dev, but I could see this being somewhat of a technical hurdle combined with a choice in requirements. If they are rewriting the Nav module for SD to support a new mapping engine, they would also have to write in support for doing traffic overlays. Then there is the issue of getting traffic data from a central source in your car. I realize that some people can do data pass through from telephones and whatnot, but in reality its not a REQUIRED feature to get nav running. You do however need to have the maps loaded locally in the car and basic navigation working in the car offline from the internet.

    I could see it as a deliberate choice to leave it out due to the fact that it adds technical difficulty to get working and the fact that its not required for a nav system. I would love to see it, but I would rather have an updated mapset first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    Its simply a time issue.

    We have traffic data licensed and a routing engine that will work with it, just not enough time to get it implemented. I'm not saying it won't ever be in the next version, but its not in it now and won't be in it at the initial release.
    Makes perfect sense. Thanks Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froalskiner View Post
    Makes perfect sense. Thanks Chuck.
    Really liking these matter of fact, STRAIGHT answers and not the "fluffy bunny, this is what we are GOING to do" answers. Might not be what we want to hear, but there isn't any confusion where anyone stands.
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    I wish this was the case earlier. A simple "We haven't had time to implement traffic...yet" would have done wonders...but enough with the past...

    Maybe we should get the "What would you like to see in streetdeck" thread fired up again...Really glad SD isn't dead by the way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Really liking these matter of fact, STRAIGHT answers and not the "fluffy bunny, this is what we are GOING to do" answers. Might not be what we want to hear, but there isn't any confusion where anyone stands.
    Exactly. Which is all we have really been requesting for ... what is it now ... months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by froalskiner View Post
    I wish this was the case earlier. A simple "We haven't had time to implement traffic...yet" would have done wonders...but enough with the past...

    Maybe we should get the "What would you like to see in streetdeck" thread fired up again...Really glad SD isn't dead by the way...
    Maybe, but I would personally like to see Chuck, and whoever else, stay focused and get a nice solid base first. Then look at expanding. Think that might have been some of the problem before. Attacking too many different fronts at once.
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    good idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    A new OBDII plugin has already been released in this thread:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/stre...ml#post1234949

    StreetDeck will be sold to whatever distributor wants to sell it. I'm not sure if we are going to do direct to consumer sales on the site. Its likely though.
    Chuck, I would highly suggest you selling the software directly. I am willing to bet most if not all SD customers who purchased through mp3car no longer would purchase from them again from the way they were treated for the past 6 months. I know I wouldn't purchase v2 if it's only sold through mp3car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Maybe, but I would personally like to see Chuck, and whoever else, stay focused and get a nice solid base first. Then look at expanding. Think that might have been some of the problem before. Attacking too many different fronts at once.
    I agree completely and it seems this is where the users come in with the SDK. Anyone who has the know how should deff contribute. I should find time to take up coding again so I can build some stuff.

    I like SD because for me it just works 99% of the time. So I say, get a solid base with a good nav and let people add on. Maybe even offer some kind of perks if you are a developer for SD. Free SD bumper stickers or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinSoldier View Post
    I agree completely and it seems this is where the users come in with the SDK. Anyone who has the know how should deff contribute. I should find time to take up coding again so I can build some stuff.

    I like SD because for me it just works 99% of the time. So I say, get a solid base with a good nav and let people add on. Maybe even offer some kind of perks if you are a developer for SD. Free SD bumper stickers or something.
    There is $200 waiting for anyone that can give us a Visteon plugin if you so wish. I might have everything you need to build it too. Let me know if you are interested.

    Yeah, I can be selfish too.
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