I noticed this weekend while using my 2757 with a GTM 60 traffic anttena in Toronto, I am getting detailed traffic alerts. These are different to the ones I got with my 2460. For instance "Samantha" did say "broken down car reported ahead". I also get alerted to construcion zones ahead with a delay time. I think we are getting HD traffic in the GTA.
Well, this sounds like HD traffic. I have GTM60 receiver which came with 3597 but I am using Smartphone Link live traffic. I tried GTM60 about a week ago but did not find any HD traffic. Last Thursday I tried it in Hamilton, there was nothing. Then last Sunday I was Niagara Falls, I did not find any HD traffic in Niagara Falls either. I thought I might get in Niagara Falls because it is very close to US.
I will again in GTA now...
I was at the Peach festival this weekend and got a few alerts there. I recall reading your post. Yesterday in Toronto I got a few more alerts.
Where in GTA did you get these alerts? I am using GTM60 today and am in North York, Jane and Finch area. So far nothing.. It is usual FM traffic so far.
I was on the 401 comming from the DVP (yesterday)
I also got alerts on the QEW heading toward Niagara.
this is a snippet from the Radio World website:
Mobile field testing of HD Radio data services has begun in Canada.
The Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, Nautel and iBiquity Digital are combining resources and personnel with Corus Media and Entertainment to test HD Radio-delivered traffic data on CING(FM), Hamilton, Ontario, which is the Toronto market.
Industry Canada approved an experimental license for the traffic data testing, according to BTC President Paul Brenner
Yes, I have read this article from January 2013. After this there is no further update on this. I tried to contact BTC but no luck. Considering this new clip, I tested HD signal in Hamilton last Thursday but no luck. May be there test was very limited.
Thanks for the update.
Angelfish, have you noticed any more alerts? If it is HD then you should see lots of side streets coverage too.
Anyone else using GTM60 in Toronto area please?
Driving into work today I didn't notice any alerts.
It seems like it was just random but encouraging.
The more current the traffic options, the better.
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