Do any of you who have the satnav know if the TMC is the standard free system or the premium system?? ty
Any references to the free one?Nerd they lied to you, there is a free system based on traffic database used by police/fire/radios etc and then there is a premium system that uses traffic master (the cameras on blue poles at the side of the road)
Can you ever belive what a car dealer tells you??
That's an interesting link, I didn't realise TMC worked in that way. Does anyone know how realiable and current the data is ?. What I mean is, if you travel 10 miles to work down a country lane with no convenient detour and TMC flags a hold-up, would you believe it. I think I would want to go and check it out.
Time to see your dealer.You lucky lot. My TMC indicator seems to spend most of it's time red (well pinky red) these days telling me it is not available. I am assuming I have a fault. I recall another thread about this one.
In the pricing model used by ITIS for their iTMC product the cost of the service was effectively paid for by an increase of about £50 in the cost of the map CD compared to the non-TMC versions. So once you had a TMC enabled CD, it worked as long as you kept the CD.As far as I know subscription to TMC was covered in the purchase of the car and is free for life - or perhaps not, the high cost of up to date CD's for the sat nav may include the subscrption.
I have found it works fine, the detour option has got me around several big jams however sometime intervention is needed if it's obvious that there are probs with the alternative route. It's like using the sat nav in general, you have to have some idea of where you are going in the first place.