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      04-28-2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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Real time traffic information

Anyone tried this feature?

Works?
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      04-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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Based on my experience, it only works when you have programmed a destination in the Nav. It's very cool...if there is traffic, it will show on the Nav screen and the system will suggest an alternate route.
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      04-28-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Based on my experience, it only works when you have programmed a destination in the Nav. It's very cool...if there is traffic, it will show on the Nav screen and the system will suggest an alternate route.
+1 Went to Houston this past weekend and it told me traffic jam for about 7 minutes delay 30 miles in advance and offer a different route. I actually stayed on to test it out. I was delayed for 8 minutes not too bad. Very cool feature. So far I have been very impressed with the NAV, it's nice too. They say, "please turn here or there". My NAV in my Infiniti just say "turn here", not so nice.
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So comparing to a garmin nuvi, is it better, worse, the same?

I have a nuvi that works pretty well.
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yes, it works great in LA traffic... saved my ass quite a few times on friday evenings heading to LA. sometimes it takes a few minutes to update, but that's coz of source of data.
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yes, it works great in LA traffic... saved my ass quite a few times on friday evenings heading to LA. sometimes it takes a few minutes to update, but that's coz of source of data.
I thought LA traffic was bumper to bumper 24/7 in all locations
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i'm having a hard time trusting the traffic info - some of the routes its taken me on have been pretty out of the way. Just last night it rerouted me - i took an exit watching freeway traffic flowing just fine.. the route took me too far away from the freeway to see.. so i just kept on going.

if anyone has a portable nav with traffic info (tom tom or garmin) it would be worth comparing traffic info to see how it would reroute.

but hey, i guess i'll have to go with "innocent until proven guilty" and just follow it. Could be worse!
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its pretty accurate to CHicago traffic. I tried it on my frd's 335 and i love that feature. its save my time !
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I thought LA traffic was bumper to bumper 24/7 in all locations
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nah, dies down after 7 or 8 pm... well depends on what day. but the worst is accidents, and it will tell u there's an accident and re-routes you around it
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