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Date Registered: 12-2005
Location: sydney australia
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Forgive me for asking this question. why need to find the speedo cable?sorry this question don't mean any offence,most of GPS these days are in real time and don't need assistance from speedometer.I installed on my exy a double din radio with GPS in built. all I did is connect
power ,speakers and the GPS antenna,and also the reverse camera.I have a tomtom 910 prior to this one (route 66)stuck it to my windscreen, just to make sure the speedo is the same with my tomtom and speedo on my exy( 2km difference),and yes they are all the same.I can only think that the unit you guys preferred is one that have to connect to the speedo cable is that correct.

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Date Registered: 09-2007
Location: Launceston TAS
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Hi CeasarM,

The more advanced vechile nav sytems have a speed tapping to provide live data so as the units will not "drop out" when going through tunnels etc.

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Date Registered: 12-2005
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Thanks for that info Mark, these day with so much GPS"s in the market a few decent unit I know of have SIRF STAR III chip set included. Of course not my bussiness if you want to install one of those units that need connection to speedo,I am only saying that you have the same technology,less time and effort and most likely the same amount you will spend buying the unit with chipset .just my 2 cent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SiRF star_III

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Date Registered: 09-2007
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Hi CeasarM,

Doen't matter what chipset you have, without a speedo input your GPS will drop dead the moment you go through a tunnel, mine wont.

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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But the speedo only gives you.. speed. What happens if you lose GPS signal in a tunnel with bends in it... when you come out the otherside the GPS will need to remap anyway. Ok, so not many tunnels have significant bends, but lets say you just lose the signal, what real purpose does the speedo signal servo if you don't know what direction you are heading?

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Date Registered: 09-2007
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Ahh, but its intuitive, It understands by way of the map that you are in a tunnel, it knows that you are still moving through the tunnel, so it just continues on like normal. Now dont ask me what happens if the tunnel has a exit like in Sydney.

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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What happens if the tunnel has multiple exits like in Sydney emoticon

I was thinking of Sydney in my line of questioning. I heard most portable GPS units get lost in those areas of tunnels and exits and overpasses etc.

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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That is why it is still a good idea to have the old and trusty street directory with you in Sydney LOL emoticon

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Date Registered: 12-2005
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I am not much of interest when it comes to going in to tunnels as we don't have very long tunnels here like in Europe,I am after GPS that don't go beserk in capital cities like Sydney, Melb.etc. as we are aware of that they lost signals on around high rises,forest especially when we are 4 wheel driving( I use breadcrumbs) .Inside tunnels, then I will rely on my car speedo then for a short while until I reach the other end and most likely exits are signposted .SIRF STAR III eliminate this problem.

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