13-01-2012 04:17 PM
I have had a similar problem when traveling in the UK and it seems to boil down to an incorrect MPH to KPH look-up.
I suspect that by it's Dutch Parentage, the basic system is in kmh and while the look-up works OK normally when it gets to a radar it default to kmh. I switched my system back to kmh in the UK and the problem disappeared .
26-02-2012 05:44 PM
I just want to bump this thread. This is a terrible bug. When you get a speed camera alert you need to see the current speed limit - if only for peace of mind. How many of us are slowing down to 30mph when we're in a 40 or 50 limit, just to be on the "safe side" - and yet how safe is it to suddenly drop one's speed so unnecessarily?
Come on Tomtom - please get this sorted.
26-02-2012 08:01 PM
The inaccuracies are not only associated with speed cameras; the general speed limits indicated are invariably wrong. I noted 8 wrong speed limits in a local 12km round trip to our local supermarket, and on a trip through Northern Spain and South-West France last week I would estimate they were inaccurate 50% of the time. If they can't keep them up-to-date they should not be showing them. I assume their are no Trading Standards officers in Holland
26-02-2012 08:42 PM
See my message 20 above
I took this up with Renault and later with my dealer. Tom Tom acknowledge the problem and are, they say' working on it' however changing a software look up table can hardly qualify as major software correction and the delay in fixing it is unacceptable. 30kph = 18mph. When you approach a camera location in a 30mph limit and following a planned route the system checks to see if you are within 60% of the speed limit and if so it warns you and displays what it thinks is the speed limit. In this situation it incorrectly converts its known speed limit (30mph) as if it were 30kph and displays the result 18mph.
If following a planned route it will do the same for each level of speed limit.
What do you think of Tom Tom so far?
27-02-2012 10:31 PM
I think it would save a lot of panic and hair pulling to just stay on top of the posted speed limits and obey them and don't worry about what your TomTom device is telling you!
28-02-2012 10:01 AM
I long ago turned off the audio warnings - who needs them.
Even the basic driving test requires you to travel at or near the speed limit wherever it is safe to do so,
And so a good novice driver should nearly always get warnings with the Tom Tom set to warn if you are traveling at 60% of the limit!
However if I buy something I like it to function properly.
Sadly, hair pulling is not an available option for me in any case!!!.
13-06-2012 11:24 PM
This crazy Cardimat in my Scenic is now 6 months old and I knew there were some major blips but they have driven me insane on my first long trip from the south up and around Scotland. We would be travelling on the motorways with no speed restrictions other than the national 70 mph and it would flash differring speeds mainly 24 not even junctions around. It must have gone off several times a day at 18 and it got to the point where we felt it was dangerous to drive so we turned sound off as its not as if it works and actually tells you if you accidently go slightly over the limit.
If we creep over 70 or any limit it flashes pretty quickly BUT the audio does not cut in till about 10-12 mph over limit. My dealership and TomTom say its a known problem they are working on (the last 6 months to my knowledge). I have been told it happens with ALL renaults has anyone actually got a Cardimat unit in a 2011/2012 Scenic that works I wonder.
Tom Tom dont really care I have had so many different stories you know they have no intention of sorting it. My husband has a mobile unit and it works fine - what a rip off paying for a fixed unit in the car has been and no-one wants to accept responsibility. With any other product it would be deemed as not fit for service so why do we all put up with the problem?
14-06-2012 08:08 AM
Yes my Carminat does exactly the same. I also live in France and I have been waiting for 6 months for TT to fix the radar problem. Every other GPS manufacturer has fixed the problem months ago but not TT. They really don't seem to give a **bleep** about Customer Service once they have your money.