Transfer of POIs

 

I currently have speed and red light cameras and audible alerts for them loaded in my portable (vehicle) Garmin GPS.

I recently purchased a 2014 Chev Silverado that has a built in navigation systems using a NOVDEC system. It has red light camera visual logos but apparently no way to sync and audible warning tone with the visual warning.

I would like to load these POIs, plus others, into the vehicle navigation system.

I'd appreciate any advise on how to do it. I can find nothing in the owner's manual to help me.

see metricman's post

Metricman loaded POIs in a GMC nav system. This is the only post I am aware of for Chevy/GMC:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/46027

However, discussions on this site about all auto manufacturer's nav systems show that once the POIs are loaded there may be no way to create a proximity alert. We are all disappointed in OEM systems for a long list of other reasons. Still, it is worth experimenting.

dobs108 smile

Transfer of POIs

Thank for the information. Right now my head is spinning from trying to figure it out. I'll save the experimenting for later. For now if got my Garmin mounted on a vent and just rely on it for alerts to red lights, etc.

Thanks again.
Steve

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slhmsp wrote:

Thank for the information. Right now my head is spinning from trying to figure it out. I'll save the experimenting for later. For now if got my Garmin mounted on a vent and just rely on it for alerts to red lights, etc.
Thanks again.
Steve

Or else when the traffic light goes yellow come to a stop and don't beat a potential red light.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Built-in Nav system POIs

slhmsp wrote:

I currently have speed and red light cameras and audible alerts for them loaded in my portable (vehicle) Garmin GPS.

I recently purchased a 2014 Chev Silverado that has a built in navigation systems using a NOVDEC system. It has red light camera visual logos but apparently no way to sync and audible warning tone with the visual warning.

I would like to load these POIs, plus others, into the vehicle navigation system.

I'd appreciate any advise on how to do it. I can find nothing in the owner's manual to help me.

I would have replied last night to your post, but it was very late when I saw your post.

You have found one of several major complaints about built-in Nav systems: "Lack of documentation".

I know my directions that dobs108 pointed to seem complicated, but at my last employment (before I retired) I had to "cover all the bases" when writing 3D CAD software procedures or someone would complain "It didn't say to do that!". They really are simple if all the extra precautions are removed. The lack of "Custom Icons" and no sound alerts is frustrating, although it may be supported - but how?

Calling the GM "Help" line may be helpful. Don't know the number, but I'm sure you can find it using Google. Also, the GM "User Forums" may contain the info you need.

Another way to get the "Redlight Camera" info would be to install the latest maps. The bad thing about the maps is that they are expensive and are only updated once a year (from the OEM dealer). You can purchase the latest maps directly from HERE Navigation.

https://here.navigation.com/north-america/find-a-map-update

The problem with the "HERE" maps is that they are always out of date compared to the POI Factory Redlight POI file.

You can also buy "used" maps for NAV systems on EBay, And you could resell it to offset the cost.

Let us know how it goes.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

updates

2014 chev probably has 2014 maps
tedious and expensive ($180) to update
use the Garmin

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If only ..

Amen !

almostbob wrote:

2014 chev probably has 2014 maps
tedious and expensive ($180) to update
use the Garmin

Amen !

Our 2015 Ford Flex came with the "factory nav" system. Updating that is almost as expensive as the price quoted above for the Chevy - and it is still not as good a system as my TomTom that has free updates and can use the POI Factory files.

- Tom -

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New info

In a recent thread on this site, I just found that proximity alerts for POI files such as red light and speed cameras can run on an Android phone using Google Maps and navigation, and possibly Waze:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/48749

Credit goes to charlesd45.

Edit:
According to the Chevy website, Android Auto is already included for 2016 and newer Silverados. For your 2014 Silverado, you need an Android Auto file download and instructions to use a USB drive to install it in your dashboard display. Here is a forum on the GM site with some information:

https://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/184191-android-auto-u...

It is unclear whether the software update must be done by a GM dealer or whether it can be downloaded from the internet by you. Worst case is that hardware may need an upgrade.

Android Auto allows the dashboard display to interface with the phone using a USB cable. The navigation runs on the phone and is displayed on the truck audio display. The truck touchscreen can be used and the truck listens for Android voice commands using a button on the steering wheel.

The phone apps needed are the POI Loader app and Radardroid app, both available at the Play Store. For non-members of POI Factory, the POI Factory app is also needed from the Play Store.

dobs108 smile

Bought a new Hyundai Azera last October

with a nav system in it. $169.00 plus $50.00 if you want a new SD card. The $169.00 figure is if you download it onto the present SD card. This system in no way compares to the Garmin's that I have. Even with subscribing to XM traffic it is lacking in features. Going from Cincinnati to Columbus, the traffic function will actually cease to exist about 40 miles out of Cinti. You will pick it up again about 20 miles south of Columbus. As far as I can tell, they is no way to download anything other than the map to this nav system. I actually got the dealer to upgrade the maps after I bought the car since they were about a year out of date, but I would never pay to update the maps on the system in this car as long as I have my Garmin's. They are far superior to anything that the in-car units have to offer.

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Post to push the thread to the top

See my edited post above for more info on installing Android Auto on the 2014 Silverado.

The only way Toyota got me

The only way Toyota got me to buy a nav system is by bundling it with other options I wanted. It is a piece of junk as documented by being dead last in the review listing. I still use my Garmin, in fact I upgraded from a 1490 (because it kept resetting) to a 3597.