California is at it again

 
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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

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Cool can I get my 2014 model today?

Great

Now you'll see people hanging out of the open driver's window talking on their cell phones.

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Hmm - I wonder how much extra energy it takes to mine the specialised raw materials, refine them and manufacture these upgraded standard windows. I suspect that that 5-12 years recovery period may well be optimistic, like many predictions made by partisan project-promoters.

As to GPS and cell phone systems, add the cost to manufacture external antennas and in-car repeaters to offset the signal losses.

According to the article, it is "common sense" to do this.

Unfortunately common sense is neither common, nor often sensible.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

Change Windshields?

My thoughts are: ... Are these going to be California specific? If so, what's to prevent someone from going on vacation out-of-state and finding their windshield broken wink which would require a new one installed.

Being out-of-state, it would seem then that a non-Cali windshield would be the replacement. Of course this now brings up a different question. Is Cali going to require people who move into the state to have the "new" type windshield installed before they're allowed to use the vehicle?

What about the question of "fleet" vehicles. Are all the vehicles going to be built that way? Does that mean Police, Fire, other Emg vehicles will have to have them.. or are they going to be exempt?

Things like this make me glad I left the state way back when.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

Nuvi1300WTGPS@Gmail.com

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Just add repeater antennas

It will just create a market for external repeater antennas like this one for cell phones.

"Garmin's initial testing

"Garmin's initial testing said the signals from GPS devices were degraded. "

Does not mean they don't work.. But as already stated, so you use a external antenna. Im not sure what all the fuss is about. Seems like a good thing to me.

The Next Step

Soon California will will be requiring that all cars will be powered with wind-up springs... Maybe they'll outlaw cars altogether and only allow bicycles. Huh?

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Another California worthless idea

Another idea brought to you by the global warming nuts while the earth is in a cooling cycle.
No one has mentioned the effect on the drivers visibility. Unless it can be designed to only block the infrared spectrum, which is very difficult, it is going to reduce the visible spectrum light reaching the driver which is a problem in low visibility conditions. Most states don't allow tinting on the windshield for this reason.

just mount the gps on the

just mount the gps on the outside of the window

LOL

nvrlate22 wrote:

just mount the gps on the outside of the window

laugh out loud and don't forget to set the security code.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

WTH? Here are some other

WTH?

Here are some other great ideas for Kalifornia. You can only have 2 vents open at the same time, unless the fan is on low speed. Maybe only allow driving 100 miles a week unless you get note from Fiendstein. Capture sea breezes in ecologically friendly paper bags and release them in your car when needed.

By the time they get done with this and cap and trade and every other wacko plan they can devise, nobody will be able to afford anything (especially the requiste new antennas or mobile devices) except government assistance.

fastpass?

Wonder what these coatings do to fastpass transponders...

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

No wonder people are

leaving the state. Who wants all of these regulations?

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Not doing anything worth a darn.

fastpass?

it will kill the normally passive unit, don't believe it will receive the polling signal to bring it to life. Time for front plate bracket units!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Easy Solution

Move out of that broke state, and enjoy the things that everyone else in the country does.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Heat blocking window films for autos are already available.

And it is cheaper. But currently it is illegal to put films on windshield and front side windows in California.

The Next Step

Tuckahoemike wrote:

Soon California will will be requiring that all cars will be powered with wind-up springs...

You are a visionary ... but maybe too late.

http://bit.ly/ogMjF

Gary Hayman

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I spent 10 years in

I spent 10 years in California; glad to be gone.

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John B - Garmin 765T

Commifornia

I wish that state would hurry up and either fall into the ocean or it's people would vote those idiots out of office.

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Only in California! Who

Only in California! Who would want to live in a state like that.

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"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score" Lombardi

My favorite part of the article...

"They noted that 'ankle bracelets for parolees,' along with cell phone calls and laptops, 'may be adversely affected by the metallic reflective standard'"

The best the CMTA and IBTTA could do was ankle bracelets... Wow. To bad they couldn't figure out a way to mention Zombies or Weapons of Mass Destruction!

Sun heat

I park my car in the sun during the winter. I like getting into a toasty warm car when it is cold outside. I guess that minor pleasure will be over now.

Jack j

Cute

ghayman wrote:
Tuckahoemike wrote:

Soon California will will be requiring that all cars will be powered with wind-up springs...

You are a visionary ... but maybe too late.

http://bit.ly/ogMjF

Gary Hayman

Hah! Cute. I believe I saw a wind-up key on a Volkswagen Beetle many years ago.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Cute

Tuckahoemike wrote:
ghayman wrote:
Tuckahoemike wrote:

Soon California will will be requiring that all cars will be powered with wind-up springs...

You are a visionary ... but maybe too late.

http://bit.ly/ogMjF

Gary Hayman

Hah! Cute. I believe I saw a wind-up key on a Volkswagen Beetle many years ago.

Just so you know, It was fake! they don't make wind up cars for adults.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Glad you told us!

Some of the more gullible would be running to their dealer right now.

@Jaxom

Jaxom wrote:

Some of the more gullible would be running to their dealer right now.

Did you know that because of being able to research almost everything on the Internet they took gullible out of the dictionary? Look it up!

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Wind-Up

Bob wrote:

Just so you know, It was fake! they don't make wind up cars for adults.

They may have come pretty close with these. wink

http://bit.ly/3o3mxl

Gary Hayman
Garmin Nuvi Tricks, Tips, Etc.

http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

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Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Prev.GPSs: Drive61 LM, nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650, GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T; Originator of GARMIN NUVI TRICKS, TIPS, WORKAROUNDS, HINTS, SECRETS & IDEAS http://bit.ly/GARMIN-TNT

I second that.

John.jcb wrote:

I spent 10 years in California; glad to be gone.

I spent 40 years in Calif. and I am so glad I moved from that state.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

LOL!

gonesouth wrote:

Only in California! Who would want to live in a state like that.

That's why I moved. mrgreen

Funk & Wagnall

a_user wrote:
Jaxom wrote:

Some of the more gullible would be running to their dealer right now.

Did you know that because of being able to research almost everything on the Internet they took gullible out of the dictionary? Look it up!

It's still in my 1948 Funk & Wagnall.

Jack j

Commifornia

I sure am glad Commifornias economy is so good that they can continue to run tourist dollars elsewhere.

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Lifetime NRA & USPSA member

Another of the many reasons

that i retired and moved away after living there all my life.

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TomTom built in and Garmin Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

Oh boy...

The country adopts California's emission control rules and warnings on lead for years. I hope this one isn't law.

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Mike

GEICO

BobDee wrote:

it will kill the normally passive unit, don't believe it will receive the polling signal to bring it to life. Time for front plate bracket units!

Will my insurance cover the GPS when I hit something??

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NUVI 2595 & 2599

what is next ?

what is next lol

Better GPS

Create a better GPS?

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Oh Well

That is just one more reason why people are leaving California in droves.

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Garmin Nuvi 750 & c530 with RT's vol. mod., Vulcan Nomad

Krazyfornia

Wow - I thought crack was illegal even in Krazyfornia but apparently their law makers are smoking it!

Stan

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Officer I'm sorry I was going the wrong way on that one-way street but my GPS told me to turn left ... Oh, I'm still getting a ticket, okay then the GPS will see ya in court!

If u think Cali is in trouble now

Tuckahoemike wrote:

Soon California will will be requiring that all cars will be powered with wind-up springs... Maybe they'll outlaw cars altogether and only allow bicycles. Huh?

In 10 years it will be populated only by scum politicos and illegal aliens

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Soon they will require methane cars and enema seats>>>

as you sit down a hose will attach itself to your posterior in such a fashion that if you pass gas it can be collected and used to power your car...dr dentons will be the only driving gear allowed and you will be required to include 22 oz of beans in your daily diet!

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"You can't get there from here"

Here's the low tech solution . . .

No one considered the most obvious solution of all . . . make air conditioning in cars illegal altogether and you'll not only save the fuel needed to run the air conditioning, it will be too hot to drive, so overall road travel will be reduced!!!

Then, air condition all of the mass transit vehicles, to serve as a magnet to draw in riders who are too uncomfortable driving with open windows.

No special glass required . . . . .

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

CA New Glass Law

Check out the most recent video from the Board on the new law. The new requirement will not hurt GPS or any other device from communicating normally. Although, I think CA is so off base with some of its laws still let's state the facts.

http://www.arb.ca.gov/videos/cool_cars.wmv

Apparent env. law actually intended to benefit industry?

Not only will the glass manufacturers get more, so will the people making external antennas. Or perhaps this will increase sales of expensive built-in GPS systems.

The dirty little secret of energy saving appliances, particularly refrigerators, is that the way they save energy is to use the smallest motor possible, and if the inevitable friction increase from use means that a new motor is needed, the consumer pays -- usually far more than the accumulated savings on their utility bill from the "Energy Saver" device. Moreover, it is likely that the energy used by the manufacturer to build the replacement motor, or perhaps an entire appliance, is more than the accumulated energy savings of the original appliance. Talk about unintended consequences!

Must be speaking to New York

I wonder if the CA legislatue has been speaking to their NY counterprts in order to enhance revenue. NY wants everyone to get new license plates..to the tune of $25...so they can make an extra $138M. Is CA getting a kickback of sorts into the state general fund??? External antennas will be the way to go. CA is a nice place to visit....I think I'll stay in VT !!