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      05-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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this is why Factory Navi. rocks!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/08/g...-maps-to-bmws/

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      05-22-2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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this is old, old news .
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      05-22-2007, 10:20 AM   #4
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this is old, old news .
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And you can't do it in the US. Only a German thing.
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Send Google Maps to your BMW nav!

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this is old, old news .
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read above, keywords: Germany only
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So why is it old news ?

and if it is ... will it make it to the US ?

looks like a PROGMAN update 26x

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      05-22-2007, 12:29 PM   #10
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I am not an expert in navigations at all, but would you need this feature if you have a good navigation to begin with?
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      05-22-2007, 12:36 PM   #11
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I wish they start redesigning the stupid iDrive system....freagin turn knob is stupid and non-intuitive. The overall system have potentials, but man....user interaction is retarded.... Another thing need improving is their voice recognition, retarded as well... I tested the Acura Nav and the bimmer and the Acura totally blows away the iDrive,..but functionality wise, the iDrive got more room for improv.
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Seems to me that the nav has no brains in the way it calculates routes. Every time I drive through NYC coming from LI it wants me to take the holland tunnel, WTF. Its easier to go cross town to the lincoln.

Good thing I know better, some poor fool not used to NYC would be detoured for 40+ minutes driving through the city.

I wish they had a waypoint system. So I could tell the nav to go through certains POI's before the final destination. Sort of like linking routes.
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Of course it helps if you can read german!
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Of course it helps if you can read german!
There is an English link on the bottom of the page
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Seems to me that the nav has no brains in the way it calculates routes. Every time I drive through NYC coming from LI it wants me to take the holland tunnel, WTF. Its easier to go cross town to the lincoln.

Good thing I know better, some poor fool not used to NYC would be detoured for 40+ minutes driving through the city.

I wish they had a waypoint system. So I could tell the nav to go through certains POI's before the final destination. Sort of like linking routes.
Holland tunnel from Long Island to NYC? what are you smoking, did you mean mid-town tunnel? Holland connects to NJ kid. Also you can select route to avoid tolls and it'll put you accross one of the free bridges.
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So why is it old news ?

and if it is ... will it make it to the US ?

looks like a PROGMAN update 26x

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because it was discussed to death 3 months ago when the link in post one first came out.

That link is old.
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I think nyc3r meant driving *through* manhattan. Like, heading toward NJ starting from Long Island?
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hopefully this comes to the US soon. why are we always last to get the cool shit??
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Seems to me that the nav has no brains in the way it calculates routes. Every time I drive through NYC coming from LI it wants me to take the holland tunnel, WTF. Its easier to go cross town to the lincoln.

Good thing I know better, some poor fool not used to NYC would be detoured for 40+ minutes driving through the city.

I wish they had a waypoint system. So I could tell the nav to go through certains POI's before the final destination. Sort of like linking routes.
I agree about the waypoint system.

Having said that, do the same route in Google Maps and see what happens.

BMW uses Navteq for their map data which is also what Google uses. I don't think it is a BMW issue, rather it is Navteq's routing.

This is from my experience with Garmin units and my iDrive, both of which use Navteq and both of which make the same mistake at a certain intersection near my place of work.
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hopefully this comes to the US soon. why are we always last to get the cool shit??

too many laws and too many standards to meet
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