Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Member + Sewage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    35
    Rep Power
    34

    Default TMC is a piece of carp!

    either nothing or vague or inconclusive info
    for making a decision either ways.
    Pro version is not doing any better at all.
    and also far too fat wiring for a tiny outcome.

    anybody agrees?

    regards
    Damian
    Last edited by Sewage; 2nd March 2011 at 21:52.

  2.    Advertissements


  3. #2
    Navigation software expert

    tom1807's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    APAC
    Posts
    1,100
    Rep Power
    539

    Default

    Not sure which country you are talking about, but I am currently in Germany and TMC Pro works here perfectly.
    Which means, I had no traffic jams from or to Cebit every day.

    So without examples and more information from your side, I cannot agree

  4. #3
    Member +
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Tristan da Cunha
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    carppppm

    What part of the Carp is TMC?

  5. #4
    Member + Sewage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    35
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    hello tom1807
    you probably in the area or core of Hanover,
    so how can "TMC Pro work perfectly".
    messages with realistic delay saving option -
    not in a close range distance to destination where
    many others are heading too.

    I am travelling more than 4000 miles per month
    on the continent including Germany. went into too
    many jams, min 30 min, max 7 hours. the red triangle
    turns up giving me delays e.g. 2 minutes 100 miles away.
    well, what I am supposed to do, waiting until it adds up?
    right choosing avoidance no matter what kind of jam it is?
    if so, the device tells me it's already summed that up and no
    deviation needed - predicting the same length once 'we' will be?
    so changed back to radio forecast, more reliable.

    to leave something positive - both LED always green.

    @muntunnus
    in the area that fish uses for shiggang too...

  6. #5
    Navigation software expert

    Giomen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Suomi-Russia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    2,578
    Rep Power
    589

    Default

    Thare are no fools in our world! All of us use TMC and go by one green way - may be it is cause of jams!?

    Russian TMC humor: Night and no car on street - on NUVI i see a jam after turn. I make turn anyway and see only the first car in night town and near drunked man talking by smartphone. Russian system is monitiring smart that connected and registered to special antijam system...

  7. #6
    Member + Sewage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    35
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    @Giomen
    no idea what you on about, pulling my leg?

    Damian

  8. #7
    Navigation software expert

    tom1807's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    APAC
    Posts
    1,100
    Rep Power
    539

    Default

    Cebit was only an example, I tested on several occasions also in other areas, like France, Italy and Netherlands. Maybe I was lucky, maybe it worked really as it should be.

    Don't forget, the TMC works only as good as the source. So when a traffic jam is not reported by any source, how should it be announced?

  9. #8
    Navigation software expert

    Giomen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Suomi-Russia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    2,578
    Rep Power
    589

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sewage View Post
    @Giomen
    no idea what you on about, pulling my leg?

    Damian
    TMC have a some delay. People try to leave one jam and make another new!
    Usely when i see jam on navi so far 10 km I do not hesitate and go forward. At most case road is clear by mu arrival.
    Taxi drivers be have a very wide smile if you ask theirs about traffic service efficiency in part of jams diversion...

  10. #9
    Member +
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    47
    Rep Power
    30

    Default

    Doesnt TMC depend on there being many other Garmin users with TMC installed, beaming info on their speed to that great Garmin computer in the sky (or something)?

    As Giomen said, if there is only one other car in the locality with TMC and it happens to be parked, then the 'Great Garmin TMC Computer' will indicate this as a traffic jam.
    Simply because the car is stopped and the TMC sees this as zero or very low speed, ie the actual gps unit speed compared to what the average should be at that particular location.
    There are no other cars near it so it assumes there is traffic.
    Likewise If there happened to be 10 TMC equipped cars that then zoomed past that parked car, I'm sure the 'traffic' conjestion would suddenly dissapear.

    The more cars with TMC transmitter/recievers on a given section of road, the more accurate and representative will be the traffic information you recieve.

    I think I got that right, although I may be completly wrong and talking complete bull*hit, in which case ignore all of the above.

  11. #10
    Member + tli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    whereever...
    Posts
    83
    Rep Power
    46

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EIcojo View Post
    ... completly wrong ... ignore all of the above.
    GPS units do not have any transmitter--just a receiver for broadcast traffic info reception.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
This website uses cookies
We use cookies to store session information to facilitate remembering your login information, to allow you to save website preferences, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.