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      02-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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HELP: Navigation Traffic Info in Canada

Does anyone know how to get Navi to show traffic info etc on a 2013 Canadian car? I loved using this feature on my sisters Bimmer in States and would like to use it here.

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      02-10-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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We don't have traffic info option in Canada (on E9x CIC as far as I know). There are some models such as 2014 X3 (NBT) come with traffic info.
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I believe this can be coded for CIC however? Is this true? If so, i'd be interested as well.
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If any of the vendors can confirm this can be coded you'll have my business in a sec.
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I believe this can be coded for CIC however? Is this true? If so, i'd be interested as well.
You can get it coded but the traffic info is not broadcasted in Canada. Check the BMW US web site about the traffic info not functioning in Canada.

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http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...iDriveFAQ.aspx
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You can get it coded but the traffic info is not broadcasted in Canada. Check the BMW US web site about the traffic info not functioning in Canada.

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http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...iDriveFAQ.aspx

this is changing... more metro area's of Canada are starting to have traffic info broadcasts, i think BMW is a bit behind on this, and defaults all CAN cars to 'off' to avoid confusion and dealer calls.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic...tes_and_Canada
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this is changing... more metro area's of Canada are starting to have traffic info broadcasts, i think BMW is a bit behind on this, and defaults all CAN cars to 'off' to avoid confusion and dealer calls.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic...tes_and_Canada
Hope so. The new 2014 X5 use a newer version of iDrive including Advanced Traffic info and BMW online in Canada.
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So if the new models get it and we are prewired for this, we should be able to get it as well, right?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic...tes_and_Canada


(BMW uses the free method instead of other manufacturers who make you subscribe to satellite radio -- thank God, because I am never giving those fuckers at SiriusXM a dime)
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Had Alex@Alpine code this for me yesterday. The Traffic options now all display in my NAV and ill test the RDS-TMC for toronto tomorrow.
RDS-TMC should work for Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa and TMC+ should be active for the US now.

Fyi...Alex is a great guy to work with
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Thnx for letting us know. Sent you a pm.
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So if the new models get it and we are prewired for this, we should be able to get it as well, right?
The new models use the new iDrive with updated hardware. I use the Google Map on iphone to get the traffic info. I would like to see BMW create an app so the traffic info from Google map appear on iDrive.
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Had Alex@Alpine code this for me yesterday. The Traffic options now all display in my NAV and ill test the RDS-TMC for toronto tomorrow.
RDS-TMC should work for Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa and TMC+ should be active for the US now.

Fyi...Alex is a great guy to work with
da fuq? I thought it was impossible in Canada since we don't broadcast like the US does???
I got the combox retrofit & 2012 maps so I should be good to go? I was gonna ask Alex for the GTS DCT & a few other features that I didn't get done the 1st time, are you saying traffic data included in your route guidance is confirmed working now??? That is the best news I've heard all year if true!
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da fuq? I thought it was impossible in Canada since we don't broadcast like the US does???
I got the combox retrofit & 2012 maps so I should be good to go? I was gonna ask Alex for the GTS DCT & a few other features that I didn't get done the 1st time, are you saying traffic data included in your route guidance is confirmed working now??? That is the best news I've heard all year if true!
check

http://www.totaltraffic.com/index.ph.../coverageareas

For a few areas in Canada, gives hours of coverage and stations carrying the info. I'm going to check it tomorrow and confirm for toronto.
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^ keep us posted.
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check

http://www.totaltraffic.com/index.ph.../coverageareas

For a few areas in Canada, gives hours of coverage and stations carrying the info. I'm going to check it tomorrow and confirm for toronto.
sick, covers way more than just the GTA, that's awesome. Do let me know if it works for you & will actually update your route based on traffic ahead. That's the ///Dream
If it works I'll have even more excuses to pay Alex for some coding!
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After sending Dave a PM, I think we are all out of luck here. I've coded it as well, but cannot receive any info, as BMW only transmits it on the HD radio channels in the US and not on the dedicated RDS/TMC FM channel that ClearChannel transmits to other receivers here (TomTom etc).

Good info on this thread - BMW and Traffic Information. http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377711

Ah well....
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So I went to the dealer today and they showed me on the new 435i that the traffic data is possible here.

Do the new cars have a module we don't?
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So I went to the dealer today and they showed me on the new 435i that the traffic data is possible here.

Do the new cars have a module we don't?
Yes, they use NBT instead of CIC. They also can get BMW online, google search and Live traffic.
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So I went to the dealer today and they showed me on the new 435i that the traffic data is possible here.

Do the new cars have a module we don't?
Yes, they use NBT instead of CIC. They also can get BMW online, google search and Live traffic.
I realize that but what channel are the new models using to get live traffic here in Canada.
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Yes, they use NBT instead of CIC. They also can get BMW online, google search and Live traffic.
I don't know what NBT is, but we get bmw online, google search. live traffic is a no go for me too which is puzzling. I've got it coded in too, but doesn't receive any data. I thought they were broadcasting the data in the GTA.
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I don't know what NBT is, but we get bmw online, google search. live traffic is a no go for me too which is puzzling. I've got it coded in too, but doesn't receive any data. I thought they were broadcasting the data in the GTA.
NBT is the newest version of iDrive on 2013+ cars. I have a 2013 M3 but it came with CIC. The NBT use a different hardware and can receive live traffic info from HD radio or internet. I would like to see an iPhone app that send the traffic info from google map to the idrive via BMW connect.
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