Does anyone know if it is possible to upload the red light and speed camera files or any POI into the new Ford Sync3 system.
Regular system updates are done wireless as the cars with this system have their own modem.
I checked on inford.com (secure site)and looked at a couple manuals, Explorer and F150. All I found was that you could save favourites like home, favourite restaurant, etc, but could not find anything related to bulk loading custom files.
With some makes of car you can make a route with Google maps and then send it to your in-car navigation unit (Hyundai, Kia, BMW. etc) Strangely Ford do not appear on this list. Just wondering if the above manufacturers have a Garmin system for their Nav units and Ford are using another system.
The new 2017 Ford models come with their own internal modem and can connect to any nearby WiFi network so it cant be a connection issue.
My VW Passat has a Garmin based GPS and it also has an SD card slot which lets me install my own waypoints. I found that when I also added RLC and Speed cams they did not show up.
I have a 2011 Ford Escape... No User POI's on that one!
This was confirmed by Ford Support.
In fact, the Ford GPS is so bad I use a Garmin instead!
Yes, I think I will still be using my 2797 in my new car.
The other day I set up a route on my built in GPS from home to Baton Rouge,La and then to Laredo, Tx.
It took me over ONE hour to do so using pre-loaded waypoints. After entering/adding a wayoint it has to recalculate and when done gives me a caution that some of the route will be on toll roads. As far as I know there are none along the way.
The same route to do on either my 855 or 2797 can be done in no more than 15 minutes from beginning to end.
gives me a caution that some of the route will be on toll roads. As far as I know there are none along the way.
A guess would be it gave you that warning because, at the very least, you had to go over a tolled bridge to get from Canada to the US.
I set up routes on my Accord and it doesn't take too long. The only problem, I have to set them up the night before (or just before we leave) then select go. I then turn the car off and when we turn the car on and start it the next morning it ask if I want to continue with the route. I have to do it this way as there is no way to save the route that I have found. If I need the same route I have to set it up all over again.
The way I save my waypoints on BaseCamp for my route is.
Home to SC One
Home to SC two
Home to SC three etc...
This way it doesn't take me too long to set up the route as I know I use them in order.
I've been trying the Sync3 nav system for the last few weeks and have noticed that it is a little slow in giving junction and turn audio warnings compared to my Nuvi 2797. I used to think that the Nuvi was nagging me to much but after nearly missing a few junction and turn directions because the Sync 3 only gives you a voice warning when you are just about on the junction, I have changed my mind. The Sync system does show the up coming turn or junction but you have to look at the screen to be warned.
The Nuvi is not going to be retired just yet.
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