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Old 10-06-2005, 11:30 PM
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v26 Problems

I like so many others have upgraded to v26 and I agree its the best upgrade I have seen (my vehicle came with v22 - X5 3.0d).

For the first time ever today though my position was displayed incorrectly ! Now this maybe incidental to the v26 upgrade but my position stopped scrolling and locked about 400m behind where I was, after a major intersection it showed me driving across where no roads were and then it suddenly got everything right again :-)

Anyone seen this and is it a v26 bug that they might fix in v27 ??

The best feature improvement for me in v26 is the car staying in the center and the map scrolling continuously so you can always get a good view ahead.

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Old 10-07-2005, 12:11 AM
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I like so many others have upgraded to v26 and I agree its the best upgrade I have seen (my vehicle came with v22 - X5 3.0d).

For the first time ever today though my position was displayed incorrectly ! Now this maybe incidental to the v26 upgrade but my position stopped scrolling and locked about 400m behind where I was, after a major intersection it showed me driving across where no roads were and then it suddenly got everything right again :-)

Anyone seen this and is it a v26 bug that they might fix in v27 ??

The best feature improvement for me in v26 is the car staying in the center and the map scrolling continuously so you can always get a good view ahead.

Great forum, thanks !

Seedar.
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Seedar,

I have had similar problems to the ones you describe:

- Occasionally the screen pauses, and then jumps. I'm assuming this is the map redrawing & disc accessing in anticipation of the next 'screen' of data to be displayed.
- Map redraws occasionally go haywire (roads are missing, and occasionally other details: rivers, parks, etc.). The streets are still there as far as the computer is concerned, but they just don't draw correctly. This can be fixed easily by changing scales - this allows a proper 'refresh'. I've tested this and it appears to be random and has nothing to do with the map disc inserted.
- as far as the car icon being way off the mark, it is much more likely to be a GPS signal issue. These units can only 'see' a maximum of 8 satellites (unlike other systems) and if the signals aren't great it will take a while for it to work out where it is. You can help it out by using the 'Input Position' option in the menu.

These are really all minor issues which I'm sure will be addressed in an interim release. My dealer even mentioned that version 27 will be out soon... although no-one can confirm this!

Hope this helps.

Paul Martin
Australia
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:38 AM
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I agree they are minor issues and I have noticed the redraw issues also. However I'd be surprised if the position error is actually GPS related as in just under 2 years that part of the system has always operated flawlessly including in much "harder" signal areas - they actually only need 3 satellites to work out your horizontal plane position (more are needed to get any acuracy on altitude). I suspect this problem is also a v26 issue but in this case with a longer freeze time before updating. Still much better than earlier versions.

Thanks for your initial report on v26 by the way - very detailed and comprehensive !

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Old 10-07-2005, 01:00 AM
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I agree they are minor issues and I have noticed the redraw issues also. However I'd be surprised if the position error is actually GPS related as in just under 2 years that part of the system has always operated flawlessly including in much "harder" signal areas - they actually only need 3 satellites to work out your horizontal plane position (more are needed to get any acuracy on altitude). I suspect this problem is also a v26 issue but in this case with a longer freeze time before updating. Still much better than earlier versions.

Thanks for your initial report on v26 by the way - very detailed and comprehensive !

cheers,
Seedar.
No worries, Seedar.

True, regarding the 3 satellites in order to provide a rough position on the surface of the earth, but if all 3 satellites in view are in a similar position in the sky (which occasionally happens) it may have trouble finding your position. I occasionally have times when it is completely off track but it usually sorts itself out after a few minutes. This is something which I've noticed to be independent of the version of the Navigation OS installed.

I guess if it keeps playing up it would be worth looking into.

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For the first time ever today though my position was displayed incorrectly !
reboot, i have the same problem...

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position incorrect

Did you have this problem at all prior to v26 ?

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reboot, i have the same problem...

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I had this happen on my 2004 Skoda Octavia with the VW Nav system installed. I cured it by ejecting the Nav CD and re-inserting it. It never did it again. So far (touch wood) my V26 upgrade has been OK, and it is also presently working OK in my wife's 7/2005 330CD Sport Convertible.
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reboot, i have the same problem...

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Reboot?? Explain it to the un-informed.
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Had this prob on V24.

Hopefully we don't get the "Blue screen of death" one of these days like the new Treo 700's!!!!!!!!

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