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blackhawk_pilot
01-05-2011, 02:00 PM
So I'm in the military stationed in Germany and recently bought a 535i. I would love to at least get traffic info on the nav but since the radio freq are set to us standards it s not possible. Is there any way, setting on the drive to make the radio accept European stations and thus get RTTI? I mean in this age and era I would hope that such thing is at least feasible. The other thing I'm missing on is the whole BMW assist thing couple with BMW google map, but I'm sorta loosing hope on those, it's a shame to wait three more years to get back to the states to use these neat features

DXK
01-05-2011, 02:07 PM
Can you see if your Traffic info works outside of cities?
No go on Assist.

blackhawk_pilot
01-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Can you see if your Traffic info works outside of cities?
No go on Assist.
Nope. They say it doesn't work due to the difference in freqs US vs EURO.

DXK
01-05-2011, 02:27 PM
Never mind what they said I am aware of that difference, can you enable the traffic and see if it works on the a-bahn? I think it will, but not everywhere.

blackhawk_pilot
01-06-2011, 03:46 AM
you can not enable, it either has traffic info or it doesn't.

tim-atl
01-06-2011, 04:24 AM
I would love to at least get traffic info on the nav but since the radio freq are set to us standards it s not possible.

I don't think nav traffic comes in to the car over FM. Can anyone confirm?

Tim

tdepetra
01-06-2011, 04:49 AM
I don't think nav traffic comes in to the car over FM. Can anyone confirm?

Tim

It comes in via Satellite radio in the US.

DXK
01-06-2011, 05:26 AM
It can come in in different ways. And I think there is a way to enable / disable traffic info, at least there is in e60. I drove American spec car and was getting traffic info in parts of Germany and Austria, so did others