Google
  Web www.gpspassion.com


GpsPasSion LIVE!
www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from GpsPasSion Live !. Make your own badge here.

www.NaviBlog.com



Versions

Links/Liens




Portal/Portail
Rechercher

- -

Polls/Sondages
Sondage
Pour vous guider sur la Route :
GPS Mobile (SEM)
GPS Intégré
Smartphone
Autre
Voter  -  Résultat des votes
Votes : 2172




Club GpsPasSion
Soutenez le site!

USA: (US$)
EUROPE: (€)
Guide Paypal


GpsPasSion Forums
Home | Profile | Register/Enregist. | Active Topics | Search/Recherche | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 English Forums - Hardware
 Garmin nüvi forums
 traffic delay times

Note: You must be registered in order to post a reply.
To register, click here. Registration is FREE!

Screensize:
UserName:
Password:
Format Mode:
Format: BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough Align LeftCenteredAlign Right Horizontal Rule Insert HyperlinkInsert EmailInsert Image Insert CodeInsert QuoteInsert List
   
Message:

* HTML is OFF
* Forum Code is ON
Smilies
Smile [:)] Big Smile [:D] Cool [8D] Blush [:I]
Tongue [:P] Evil [):] Wink [;)] Clown [:o)]
Black Eye [B)] Eight Ball [8] Frown [:(] Shy [8)]
Shocked [:0] Angry [:(!] Dead [xx(] Sleepy [|)]
Kisses [:X] Approve [^] Disapprove [V] Question [?]

  Check here to include your profile signature.
Check here to subscribe to this topic.
    

T O P I C    R E V I E W
rpagels Posted - 12 oct. 2007 : 21:45:13
Does the nuvi 660 show traffic delay times while on a route using total traffic network? Mine only shows a 1 minute delay per incedent no matter how bad the traffic is. I am just tring to find out if this is nowmal.

Thanks
15   L A T E S T    R E P L I E S    (Newest First)
dwshouston Posted - 24 déc. 2007 : 18:00:39
I live in Houstton, have a gtm-20 on a Nuvi 660. I gives me delays that are fairly accurate. Longest delays I have seen are 58 minutes to to traffic accidents.
salsaguy Posted - 17 déc. 2007 : 20:55:40
Good article regarding traffic on GPS's

http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2007/12/disappointment_of_the_year_rea.php
salsaguy Posted - 29 nov. 2007 : 20:47:48
Kappa
I guess you could be right
I guess I never noticed it before because even when I had traffic avoidance OFF, I never had a total trip delay greater than 5 mins because of the 1 min delay bug.
The most I usually saw was three 1 min delays on my route totaling 3 mins..
kappadappa Posted - 28 nov. 2007 : 21:55:01
Salsa - this is not new behavior. It did the same thing before the 4.20 patch.

I have had my Traffic Avoidance unchecked for a long time now, since I prefer to select when to re-route myself. I got the verbal "Traffic alert: xx minute delay" whenever I had traffic avoidance unchecked and I was on a planned route. If I was not on a planned route, then I would get a verbal "Traffic alert: slow traffic ahead". It's been doing this for a couple of months, ever since I started unchecking Traffic Avoidance.
salsaguy Posted - 28 nov. 2007 : 20:43:19
All
Ive noticed that since the upgrade to the v4.2 patch (for the 6xx's), if you plan a route and have your Avoidance setting for Traffic turned OFF, and there is traffic on your route that is greater than 5 mins, (or if there was a 3 min delay and it increased to >5 mins) it will now VERBALLY warn you and say "Traffic Alert; 10 minute delay." (or whatever the actual delay time was.

It never did that before. Before it would only give the verbal "Traffic Alert..." warning if you DIDNT have a planned route and you were just driving around and then you went on a highway and encountered traffic, it would tell you/speak up with the verbal warning.

Now that the new patch v4.2 has more accurate traffic delay info (no more 1 min delays), the nuvi is much more agressive to re-route you around the traffic if you keep the Traffic Avoidance setting to ON, so now I normally just leave it off and manually re-route myself if the delay time is excessive for my personal situation

This is how I found out about this new verbal warning when IN route.

If I dont do this, it will want to take me off the highway and onto the slower side streets to avoid a traffic delay (since it doesnt know the delays/speeds of the streets .. which then ends up taking you LONGER to get around)

Please try this yourself and respond back with your findings

Aconite Posted - 19 nov. 2007 : 02:42:04
Thanks everyone for the reply.

I am up in Ottawa now and saw in Toronto and Ottawa the FM traffic receive a few little details like construction, but according to the fm traffic website, the service is really not available on Sundays.

I certainly don't expect the 660 with traffic to find me a fast route through Toronto on a Friday afternoon during rush hour! But I hope it would alert me if there is an accident on the 401 and give me the option to get off the 401 is traffic is at a stand still and take the side streets until I am passed it.

Since the trip back is really going to be my only chance to play with the traffic features, I just wanted to get an idea how they worked and what to expect.

Thanks for the info
salsaguy Posted - 17 nov. 2007 : 10:31:09
I still have yet to hear the "a better route is available" in my 3 months of use with my 680

I think that only happens if you have planned a route and start driving and there is no traffic (or only minor traffic) on your route and then a HUGE accident or road closure happens a bit later (with a traffic delay larger than its default set threshold delay time) and then it chimes in telling you its best NOT to stick to the initial route it told you earlier.

trafficinfo Posted - 17 nov. 2007 : 01:52:20
petlaur: a better route found has nothing to do with traffic. i have seen it before having traffic working a coupe of times. another member in the nuvi forums explains more about it.

Aconite: As soon as you get closer to Toronto , coming from London via 401 , I would say after you pass Guelph line (Hwy 6) the free 3 months trial will be activated. And of course the 660 will reroute you automatically from there all the way to Oshawa (hwy 115) where you more likely loose the signal again. It will recalculate in the background and in 401 case will more likely make you change from collectors to express or viceversa as needed. In Ottawa it will do the same , it is constantly optimizing the route every time it gets a new traffic message or a cancellation for a traffic event that cleared.
petlaur Posted - 16 nov. 2007 : 20:09:32
quote:
Originally posted by Aconite

Question ...

I currently have the 660 and the three month trial of traffic. I live in London, Ontario where traffic is not available. However, traffic is available in Toronto and Ottawa. Unfortunately, not on Sundays when I will be making my trip to Ottawa!

I was wondering if I made a route from London to Ottawa. If I hit Toronto and my route of heavily congested, would the Nuvi automatically reroute me around it if I had traffic avoidance set to on? Or do I have to create a new route to Ottawa from where I was and the nuvi would then choose the best route?

On my return trip from Ottawa in a couple of weeks, I will be hitting Toronto at rush hour on a Friday and just wondering if the Nuvi will automatically reroute me or not.


I can't confirm this 100% but my 660 has sometimes prompted me with "a better route found" and then given me a choice of either selecting it or not. The time I chose the better route I saved perhaps 10 - 15 minutes time on my commute to a store. I live in Greater Vancouver, B.C. and we do not have the traffic reporting service for the nuvi either. I also have my unit set on "avoid traffic" and the occasions when "a better route found" has popped up is when I've encountered significant traffic congestion. This is one of the hidden gems of these units.


Peter
NanaimoRick Posted - 16 nov. 2007 : 15:53:17
Having been born and raised in London, I would be interested in how any device can route you around Toronto traffic on any day and especially Friday during rush hour. When I left London 6 years ago the 'rush' in Toronto was approximately 23 hours a day. Assuming things have only got worse, I'd get on 407 going and coming and just pay the toll.
Aconite Posted - 16 nov. 2007 : 12:49:20
Question ...

I currently have the 660 and the three month trial of traffic. I live in London, Ontario where traffic is not available. However, traffic is available in Toronto and Ottawa. Unfortunately, not on Sundays when I will be making my trip to Ottawa!

I was wondering if I made a route from London to Ottawa. If I hit Toronto and my route of heavily congested, would the Nuvi automatically reroute me around it if I had traffic avoidance set to on? Or do I have to create a new route to Ottawa from where I was and the nuvi would then choose the best route?

On my return trip from Ottawa in a couple of weeks, I will be hitting Toronto at rush hour on a Friday and just wondering if the Nuvi will automatically reroute me or not.
salsaguy Posted - 16 nov. 2007 : 06:13:43
All - So have your routes been changed since upgraded to the the v4.2 version due to the traffic info you are getting now?
salsaguy Posted - 14 nov. 2007 : 04:47:21
WOW!
What a difference this traffic delay patch (to go to 4.20 on the 6xx makes)!!!
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1921.

I simulated 2 routes, both BEFORE and AFTER I upgraded my 680 with the v4.2 patch.

See screenshots below to see what an impact this has made.
This will DRASTICALLY change our routing now due to the increased and CORRECT traffic info now.

Route # 1 - A trip of about 50-60 miles covering 3 freeways (time 7pm)

Route # 2 - A trip of about 30 miles covering 3 freeways during normal after work traffic (7pm)

Here are the screenshots:

Route # 1 (BEFORE patch) - 7 delays at 1 min each = 7 mins total delay time for the trip.
Not likely :


Route # 1 (AFTER patch) - 5 delays with different delay times for each totaling 11 mins delay for entire trip. Much better:


Route # 2 (BEFORE patch) - 4 delays with 1 min each delay for a total of 4 mins total delay on the route. Totally wrong! (If you know anything about travelling the 5 frwy north in rush hour traffic)


Route # 2 (AFTER patch) - Only 3 delays BUT a total of 34 mins total delay time for trip!! Thats more realistic ! (Just look at that sea of red Im driving into)


1st delay segment shown on the new after patch route. Definitely not a 1 min delay here!



BTW - I had to turn off Traffic avoidance on the Route # 2 AFTER patch as the nuvi wanted to reroute me to avoid the bad traffic from the beginning (which its supposed to do - if it had good data to work with). I turned traffic avoid OFF to show the apples to apples comparison here to demonstrate how bad the delay times were before this bug fix.

Enjoy your new and much improved travels tomorrow and the rest of the weeks to come.
NanaimoRick Posted - 13 nov. 2007 : 23:00:32
No longer appears to be a map problem. See http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=100799
salsaguy Posted - 13 nov. 2007 : 20:04:19
Wilmanwar -
You will know if you have an "early version of the maps" most likely based on your purchased date or when you upgraded your nuvi with the 2008 maps.

The 2008 maps came out around August/Sept to be able to order as an upgrade map DVD from Garmin.

I bought my new 680 in July/August so the ones that were manufactured and had it preinstalled during the June/July/Aug/Sep time frame are most likely the bad ones.
Might be able to go back a few pages worth on this thread to get your answer (its just for the 2008 maps):
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=87789&whichpage=49

GpsPasSion Forums © 2002-2014_GpsPasSion/Manzanite Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0,73 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05