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Old 10-01-2012, 05:05 AM
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new iOS 6 gps beats BMW nav

device: iphone 4s vs bmw nav 2012
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currently doing different routes, doing real time side to side comparison
mapping routes are more accurate in the iphone
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:21 AM
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:55 PM
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Everything else I've tried is much, much better than the BMW nav.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:02 PM
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Everything else I've tried is much, much better than the BMW nav.
You have not tried the 2009 Toyota piece 'o junk?

My "go to" unit is the Zumo 650 which is for my motorcycle riding but great in a car, too!

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:05 AM
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And google maps beats them both. I have an iPhone 5 in the box on my desk. Used it for a day and dumped it to go back to my S3. In Boston, my iDrive is better than Apple Maps
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:25 AM
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And google maps beats them both. I have an iPhone 5 in the box on my desk. Used it for a day and dumped it to go back to my S3. In Boston, my iDrive is better than Apple Maps
Goes along with the public apology the Apple CEO gave for the lack of consistancy the new maps system they decided to adopt.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:26 PM
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You have not tried the 2009 Toyota piece 'o junk?

My "go to" unit is the Zumo 650 which is for my motorcycle riding but great in a car, too!

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No, but I still have a 2005 garmin unit that uses a scroll wheel (no touch screen yet) that doesn't make me go around in circles like the BMW does!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:16 PM
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Well everything comes full circle. BMW will be going back to NAVTEQ !

From telematics news

Nokia has announced that its Location & Commerce business is supplying global NAVTEQ® Maps to power the next generation BMW navigation system. Launching on the BMW 7-series, this new system will introduce drivers to innovative new features and content including visual guides such as Enhanced 3D City Models and Motorway Junction Objects; and the BMW's Eco Pro Route which generates the most fuel efficient route.

Eco Pro Route leverages a range of NAVTEQ® Map content to select routes which reduce fuel consumption by avoiding congestion and steep hills etc. In addition, data such as historical speed patterns, traffic signals, stop signs, driver alerts, bends and slopes is used to highlight key road conditions ahead which could influence driving speed. With advance warning, drivers can minimise the number of stops and starts and generally drive more smoothly at the most fuel efficient speeds.

BMW is using the highly precise NAVTEQ® Map data required for ADAS applications such as power management based on height data and speed profiles and the Eco Pro Route application.

BMW and Audi are both starting to offer map-enhanced ADAS solutions that provide a combination of safety and fuel economy benefits. However, deployment in cars has lagged behind trucks and electric vehicles that can demonstrate measurable advantages of combining map data with driver assistance systems, according to SBD's recent study "Getting map-enhanced ADAS implemented". For more details visit here.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:36 PM
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This is the new I drive that came out also on the 2013MY 5 series. I thought that was powered by Google maps?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:03 PM
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BMW just needs to get its **** together and get Google Maps on their NAV, like MMI. No one beats Google's database
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:48 AM
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Again, I thought the new I drive was powered by Google. Am I wrong?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:53 AM
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Again, I thought the new I drive was powered by Google. Am I wrong?
Seems like the NAV is disk based so it must be Google data (if it is Google) on the HD?

I think MB is going to RAM memory to get a faster NAV than the HD based ones.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:32 AM
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Seems like the NAV is disk based so it must be Google data (if it is Google) on the HD?

I think MB is going to RAM memory to get a faster NAV than the HD based ones.

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The new hard disks are solid state which means they are nand/ram based. Traditional drives don't work well in moving platforms and with the costs down SSD has been adapted by the industry.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:55 AM
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Will my 2013 550i NAV that is waiting for a transport to the USA have solid state memory? Please?

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:16 AM
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Will my 2013 550i NAV that is waiting for a transport to the USA have solid state memory? Please?

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It will :-). Both the new version and i believe the old version have solid state drives.

That being said, you should the the new one since it a 2013 MY.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:28 AM
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