Oh, e90, you will have the newer nav like on the 5 serice, I think they have added features, like "birds-eye view", and some others. But all in all, it's a great tool, and fun too. First time with made a mistake following the directions, she said "Please make a legal U-Turn" and the 4 of us cracked up with that. But we were all constantly amazed at how it got ut around Europe.LOL, I'll get it just for the way it looks...I like the second wave on the dash!
Are you running the latest map (2005-2) and software (4-1/50)? If so, fill out an error report here and wait for next year's map.icemanjs4 said:The Nav system works great 99% of the time. What frustrates me to no end is that my house doesn't exist. Or rather it doesn't like to navigate down the main road that leads to my neighborhood. In fact on the map, you can't even see a line for the road. It detects the road name just fine. But if I try to navigate my way home, it has me taking all sorts of back streets in the neighborhood as opposed to taking the one main street that leads right to my house.
I believe the same firmware is used for both Mk3 and Mk4 systems... so what Terry said ^^Cliff330i said:What is the Route Magnet Option? For one thing, I'm glad my system takes me home when I need it. although according to the disk, my house is on the other side of the street. Ah.. that I certainly can live with. Does anyone know what the latest firmware version for the MKIII system is? I think mine says, 3-1-63.
dgkfl said:The majority of these systems, AFAIK, use Navteq maps. I just tried the same address on my Treo 650 loaded with a program called Navcard (since my E46 doesn't have nav at all) and I got two choices, both marked Oyster Bay--and they are two distinct locations on the map. On my system, I would have no way of knowing which one is correct--but the point is, the problem is really in the map, not in your nav system! I think for all of these systems, you have to take the address location with a grain of salt.
P.S. Since I'm moving to Commack from Florida in a few months, I'm going to have to learn my way around.
st_o_p said:Actually, I had a similar experience - I was looking for street XXX in a town of YYY. So I select YYY town, and then go to select a street - XXX is not there. After trying to approximate the address while driving (and I don't know the area), on 2nd attempt I find street XXX listed under "Township of YYY". Why is there separate town YYY and "Township of YYY" is beyong me - except to make my life difficult.
The other beef I have with the Nav is that it's getting confused (de-calibrated?) every now and again, and is placing me at a location one block away from where I am actually. Needless to say in those cases the instructions are all wrong. Then for some mysterious reason a day later it is precise again. Go figure.
Don't get me wrong - I'd go for Nav over no Nav anytime. But it's frustrating at times.
That's it, "It's the data". That's why there are updates. And you should follow thru on that update site to tell them where the mistake is so they can fix it. Though in this case it seems to be fixed on a later, >2001 CD which is what you have.Cliff330i said:It's the way the data is organized on the disk that is the problem. Some streets are listed under smaller towns within townships and other streets are only recognized by entering the larger townships. That's the problem and it keeps screwing me from time to time where I live. But I still love the thing.... ugh.
e36M3r said:That's it, "It's the data". That's why there are updates. And you should follow thru on that update site to tell them where the mistake is so they can fix it. Though in this case it seems to be fixed on a later, >2001 CD which is what you have.
Yep, but if you don't have the latest update, they will tell you to get it and then report it if it is not there. Same with any software, you can't really report bugs on old versions, perhaps it's fixed! And in this case we already have evidence it was fixed as it worked when Kris tried it.Cliff330i said:Whos knows...
e36M3r said:Yep, but if you don't have the latest update, they will tell you to get it and then report it if it is not there. Same with any software, you can't really report bugs on old versions, perhaps it's fixed! And in this case we already have evidence it was fixed as it worked when Kris tried it.
I'll definitely be trying it myself in a couple of weeks, as soon as my car gets here.
Yup. It's a 2005 BMW. I just picked it up in Europe in February. Granted my house is just one year old. But the main street has been there for years, and it still refuses to acknowledge it's there on the map.Terry Kennedy said:
Well, both the 2005-2 disc and 4-1/50 software came out after February (map in April, not sure about the software).icemanjs4 said:Yup. It's a 2005 BMW. I just picked it up in Europe in February. Granted my house is just one year old. But the main street has been there for years, and it still refuses to acknowledge it's there on the map.
You are not alone. I no longer trust it. Way too many times I've tried using it and its tried taking me on an absolutely wrong direction. I won't list the other issues about destination entry and user interface.Cliff330i said:Rather, the computer keeps screwing me over by bringing me to the wrong places. This happens about 40% of the time. I can guarantee it is calabrated and working properly too. For example, 79 Berry Hill Road, Syosset, NY.