I have a BMW Navigator VI. It recently started to not properly load and activate speed camera poi's. Everything has been updated with Garmin express. It used to work. Through trial and error, I have discovered that it loads the data but it will not alarm at the defined spot. All other poi data loads and works fine but if the 'name' field contains the '@' symbol (i.e. xxx@60), then that poi simply does not function. I have examined the fields in Excel, Word (as text), and Notepad and there does not appear to be any defects or extraneous bits.
Garmin based nav systems only alert when you're speed is above the indicated value (e.g., xxx@60 will not alert if your speed is below 60 MPH).
You might notice your speed as you're approaching to see if this is the case in your situation.
Speed camera alerts for the US are in miles while those in Canada are in kilometers per hour. Alerts are triggered when you exceed the speed in the alert or when your speed is greater than the trigger speed and you are more than 24 (IIRC) seconds from the camera. The position of the coordinates also must be along your route of travel and close to the road you are traveling.
Good catch Boxcar on the OP being in Canada and mph vs. kmh likely being the issue.
We are going metric here in the States, just doing it inch by inch!
Yep, I'm well aware of mph vs kph. I converted all POI factory speed camera data for Canadian locations to kph.
Update: the alerts do seem to be functioning but after triggering, the alert message and flag never go away. They used to disappear after ~30 seconds.
I was always under the impression that the trigger distance set on a proximity alarm turns it on and off. So if you drive into the alert zone, say 1 mile, and then pass out of the zone, the alert message and flag then disappear on their own. There is also a way to tap the screen to turn it off manually.
I’ll be using my unit for long drive on Thursday, and if I learn more I’ll post the info.
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