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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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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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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