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Sat nav heads up etc

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Sat nav heads up etc

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Postby brightncheerful » September 13th, 2021, 11:03 am

Skoda Octavia, i'm new to having a sat-nav. Having given up trying to fathom Skoda's built in satnav, i am using Apple Maps via Apple Play. Much easier to understand and use.

Last week, driving through heavy rain and along several rural roads, B and unclasified, I noticed that whereas the satnav map in the multimedia display and.the heads up direction indicator were working ok, the display on the cockpit wasn't on the rural roads but re-re-appeared on some the main A roads . Assuming the source of the heads-up info is the cockpit, I couldn't work out why the difference. It occurred to me that the gps signal strength might have been a factor, albeit the multimedia display wasn't affected ?

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Re: Sat nav heads up etc

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Postby pje16 » September 13th, 2021, 11:08 am

Whereabouts were you
My Sat nav has never played up
but I don't recall being somewhere remote

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Re: Sat nav heads up etc

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Postby brightncheerful » September 13th, 2021, 11:19 am

The sat nav itself didn't play. up. But where it displayed was playing up: a combination of the heads up and the multimedia display but not the cockpit as well, usually it is in all three (unless i switch off the cockpit indicator (a duplicate of the heads up), which i hadn't done).

Whereabouts? on the outskirts of Hereford, to and from Rotherwas industrial area.

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Re: Sat nav heads up etc

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Postby swill453 » September 13th, 2021, 11:23 am

Maybe some part of it was using the built-in satnav, and another part was using Apple Maps, and they weren't agreeing with each other. Maybe to avoid confusion you need to switch off the cockpit satnav while using Apple CarPlay.

Scott.

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Re: Sat nav heads up etc

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Postby pje16 » September 13th, 2021, 11:34 am

OK not on some remote island then
I think Scott may have nailed it
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Re: Sat nav heads up etc

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Postby bungeejumper » September 13th, 2021, 11:54 am

I'm not entirely sure I've got a mental image of the OP's problem, but agree that the most likely reason for the discrepancy is that various GPS's are using different mapping software. Still, I've certainly had a satnav that thought for a while that it was 400 yards west of where I actually was. A satellite tracking error, I presume - it pulled itself together when I restarted the car.

I also had a satnav that got freaked out by a particularly vertiginous rock face and started getting all kinds of things wrong. A good job I wasn't in a Tesla on autodrive. :D

BJ


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