16-03-2012 03:29 PM
The GO 800 series and GO 1000 are not yet able to support danger zones. Unfortunately we cannot give a date yet but we'll keep you posted on this Discussions thread.
We also opened a thread on this topic on our new TomTom Discussions in French:
Thanks for the info but it means nothing to me as I have the Caminat Live. My point was that if the new systems have the French danger zones in place it will be a kick in the teeth to all of us who have already bought TT devices and are STILL, three months later, waiting for information on these much promised improvements. TT is doing itself no favours by screwing around with its existing client base. You have already had one 're-organisation'due to falling market share you need to lose further customers like you need a hole in the head!!
18-05-2012 07:03 PM - edited 18-05-2012 07:15 PM
OK I'll keep this simple. I have a TomTom One. My paid for French cameras location was deleted by an update without any warning of this was to happen. I had to wait until May for these to be changed to "dangerous areas" .
I uploaded the "free" file of these dangerous areas and on a recent trip after receiving no audio warning whatsoever on approaching cameras I now wonder what is the point of having these areas on my device? Exactly how am I to be "warned" I am approaching an area?
Is it on the screen, is it tiny miniscule letters like the speed and limit are now? Which clown at tomtom thought that was an improvement?
I don't think I have ever come across a tool that is so user unfriendly. Despite paying for updated maps and downloading them, I found there are large areas of the A75 Autoroute in France where the limit on the TomTom is higher than that permitted, this was pointed out to TomTom and they took ten months to reply and say there was nothing they could do about this!!
There are also instances where you are told to turn right where it clearly is left, this happened near the airport at Bron near Lyon, I know we should also use road signs but you tend to rely on your GPS so you look at one thing rather than three, so come on someone from TomTom, tell me why I should buy another tomtom GPS or recommend your products to others.
18-05-2012 07:19 PM
Hi French bus driver,
Think yourself lucky - you at least have Danger Zones! I was stupid enough to ditch Garmin when I bought a new Renault megane with TT Carminat installed. I have nothing and further, I don't know when, or even IF, I will ever get them!!
I have been without a fully functional GPS for getting on for SIX months! Six months after most other GPS manufacturers had their Danger Zones well up and running. The problem is that my GPS is installed in the dash where I see it every day so I don't even have the option of voting with my feet. However, this will be the very last TT device I EVER buy!!
18-05-2012 07:23 PM
But I don't have any indication on the screen visually or by sound of these danger areas, so what is the point of having them installed? There is nothing associated with the download that I have seen that indiactes how this is supposed to work.
18-05-2012 07:32 PM
You have the Danger Zones ............... surely you don't also expect them to work do you? These were rushed out to you in just FIVE months after the law changed. Give them a chance! It will be another five months before they actually work!!
Some people are just never satisfied!!!
19-09-2012 08:29 PM
I have a Renault Laguna 2011 with a built in TomTom Carminat.
I have a subscription to the TT Live Services.
Can anyone inform me if my system is capable of showing the French Danger Zones?
I don't see it in my updates.
I'm Dutch, but I spend about two holidays per year in France.
Thanks in advance.
19-09-2012 08:56 PM
No, you do not have the danger zones NINE months after the law was enacted and NINE months after every other GPS manufacturer had danger zones in place!!
To add insult to injury, TT refuses to tell us if and when we are ever going to get the upgrade. It is a disgusting display of corporate indifference to the needs of its customers! If my GPS was not built into my Megane I would have voted with my feet months ago. My next car will definately NOT have a TT GPS - Renault take note!!!