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lahejnar

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johmazz2006 wrote:
Highly doubt it, as I have latest HTC Desire phone and is a pain in the bum to use as gps compared to actually using a dedicated GPS.

Screen is too small and keyboard (on screen) difficult to use even when stationary, compared to a Garmin 765.


Maybe we are all going to get new eyes as well to see the screens if they drop GPS standard systems and we all go to phones. I can't read my phone screen now let alone when use and see it when driving


I agree, I can't see well the CoPilot app on my iPhone 5
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johmazz2006

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Just read in latest newspaper, that the police now have cameras that can get you at 500 meters, and it is illegal to have a mobile in your hand whilst behind the wheel. ( moving, not parked) .
Sooner they BAN mobiles in cars the better due to the numbers of deaths because of their use by drivers ! Twisted Evil
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john.blandford4

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Dedicated GPS units in my experience have always worked better that phone Apps.

The continuing tightening of laws regarding mobile phone usage in vehicles make it pretty much impossible to legally use one (unless you have it in a cradle and NEVER touch it). Phone GPS also gets complicated if incoming calls come through over the top.
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tony.an.andersson

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After-sales car devices that handle more than only GPS will probably also be more and more common, as a complement to the phone with features for, phone, music, radio, GPS and www connectivity etc.

Parrot asteroid is one example, is there anyone that have experience?
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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I personally would like to see all devices in motor vehicles that take your attention away from driving BANNED totally.
Let the mobiles ring for a very short period (1 or 2 rings) then cut out and not have the ability to be answered whilst vehicle in motion.
Far too many people being hurt and killed by people handling or talking on a mobile these days and only getting worse as the number of vehicles on the roads increase.

Used to have to use a mobile in my job in the service industry out on the road for 40 years, and finally worked out for myself after nearly having an "accident" that the only way to use them is to pull over and stop.
If you miss a call "stiff" , call back..
With the amount of traffic on the roads the 2 way radios are just as bad..
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tboneandporcini

GPS: Samsung Galaxy Note 2, rooted, PACMAN ROM, Copilot Live Premium







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Whatever is banned, cannot be unbanned. When you are picking somebody up or driving in a convoy it's quite natural to use communication devices. I agree, holding it in a hand, texting, fiddling with badly designed interfaces and carrying out any conversations that require much attention is unacceptable. The question is where to put the line between acceptable and not. It should be made a part of the training to use navigation and communication devices (alongside with a skid pad, high speed and defensive driving...).

Don't give up your freedom, people!

Almost forgot the main question... The built-in GPS navigation in most cars is bad and almost unusable. I rent cars frequently and know what I am talking about.
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kangy323

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as an old guy who has just brought his first all singing and dancing phones agree, I have looked at some of the free mapping apps and they seem to be just as good as the paid for, and the mapping I suspect will be better as it is updated ALL the time by the users, so yes dedicated GPS manufacturers are soon going the way of the horse and buggy
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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kangy323 wrote:
as an old guy who has just brought his first all singing and dancing phones agree, I have looked at some of the free mapping apps and they seem to be just as good as the paid for, and the mapping I suspect will be better as it is updated ALL the time by the users, so yes dedicated GPS manufacturers are soon going the way of the horse and buggy


This was suggested in the first post back in December 2010, nearly 4 years ago Laughing
It will be interesting to see how the police treat using / touching a mobile whilst driving even if you claim it was as a GPS. They are now using camera's with 700 metre away capability to photograph and charge you with.
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As far as i know, as long as the phone is in a cradle it is legal, I could be wrong, but it is not illegal to have a phone in the car just use it by holding it, so as long as everything was set-up before driving there should be no problems.





kangy323

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I have a 5" phone and find the software just as good as a dedicated GPS, but much cheaper like some are $0, they might night be quite as quick as a garmin Ect. but I for one am not buying another GPS, and I have a holder for the phone that is attached to the screen, so all being equell I woud sell and shares you have in garman, tomtom or the others Shocked
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infantry29 wrote:
the Car GPS is in the past. People will be using there cell phones now for GPS use. I have doubts. Any comments?


The reason I am asking is that I recently bought a 2015 Subaru Crosstrek, which I was surprised to learn does NOT have a GPS system. I thought that would have to be a must for me and when I told the salesman that he said that he believed installed GPS systems were on the way out because they cost so much to update all the time. He seemed to think people would be relying more on their phones for their GPS. I have doubts, too.





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