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Old 02-22-2010, 11:50 AM
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I've never gotten lost while reversing into a parking space.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:08 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by big bob View Post
I've never gotten lost while reversing into a parking space.
But if you dont wire the reverse signal in, the map would flip round each time you reversed, then rolled forward, then reversed (like reverse/paralell parking)

Its one wire, right next to nav unit - i dont understand why there is such a big discussion. But then i've always been one to do a job properly!
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Originally Posted by KiwiJochen View Post
The speed pulse is needed for dead reckoning

Dead reckoning is used...

for the first seconds to minutes after switch on before a GPS signal is acquired (you can easily drive 1km in this time)
under bridges
in tunnels
in underground carparks
in built up cities with many skyscrapers and poor satellite reception
in very bad weather with weak GPS signal
and many other situations where GPS signal is interrupted.

Use at the VERY LEAST the speed pulse!

The reverse signal is only for when you go backwards.... but that is so easy to connect, there is no excuse for not using it.

No Dead Reckoning = Disappointing GPS performance

With Dead Reckoning = Perfect GPS Performance

You choose.
Jochen is right, initial time to find a satellite fix can be considerable, and with speedo/wheel signal your nav computer will be useless for that period, instructions will be rubbish. I experienced this last week in my own car (E38 nav retrofit), it was embarrassing. Then, I connected up the speedo signal (TAA), and I was very impressed. I suddenly had navigation directions immediately available upon entering the car, prior to getting proper GPS fix! The nav computer's tracking based on speed signal, compass, & gyros is quite amazing. It really was like another upgrade to my nav. Love it.
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