17-03-2012 09:24 AM
Just viewed 2 separate truck maps and find there are many truck restrictions even on major routes.
One example is traveling north bound on m25, you cannot got through the tunnel until you have removed the weight height and width restrictions ,they are set at low parameters so it make it impossible for anything larger than a transit van to travel in.
Other restrictions are all over the UK making it very difficult to use.
Why has tomtom allowed these restrictions to be imposed...
Baffles me and I will not be buying one till the maps get better.
17-03-2012 09:41 AM
One way around this is to set up a via point on Canterbury way. Why tomtom don't address this issue is beyond me. Last week I took a 23M trailer, gross vehicle weight 43 tons through the tunnel !!!
Also when will tomtom realise that the 16.5 or 18 ton limits in London are only at certain times of the day.
£500 wasted. Not impressed
17-03-2012 09:44 AM
Seems some people apply the restrictions out of malice and some just don't want trucks near their house's.
Would have thought on a truck map tomtom would have been more careul regarding accepting any truck restrictions WITHOUT having them verfied by a reputable source.
17-03-2012 10:24 AM
Just gone into the map corrections on my tom tom 9150. It seems there was a 7.5t ,a 3t, a 10t and a 32t limit on the tunnel aswell as a blocked for all trucks. My map share settings are " only if verified by tom tom" looks like they don't bother. I wish I had gone for the snooper instead.
18-03-2012 08:56 PM
I would agree with your theory about malice if the people could make those changes with their version of Tom Tom. However there isn't an option for that on standard unites. I don't think most people would go purchase a truck version to keep trucks out of their neighborhood. Unfortunately Tom Tom maps just suck.
19-03-2012 01:18 AM
Generally speaking there could be malicious data-reporting but this is what our Verification step is for. Am I right in assuming that a HMV map contains a user-specification for height and width. Is the overall mass included in these specs?
While the width is likely to remain fixed, height and mass would clearly change depending on load. A difficulty I can see is that if you drive outbound loaded, then wxh & m will be very important factors to recognise in the route designed in unit. If the return just happens to be in no-load conditions, as a driver, you might want to use a more direct route. This implies that the vehicle specifications have to be carefully chosen (and set) for laden or unladen states.
OK - the foregoing is merely some Sunday evening musing. This signposting is of absolute importance for us to be able to present a map accurate for HMV's. I would consider that this could be a Worldwide phenomenon/valid need and have sent a note in to highlight the 'lack of relevant data' spoken of here. It's not easily done via reports in MSR.
I guess one has to trust the Road Engineers responsible for signposting that permitted height is measured on the outside track of the tunnel and not the absolute top-to-bottom on the centre-line given many or most tunnels have a curved hanging wall
Madtrucker - was wondering if you could be a little more specific in your comment. Is it in relation to the subject under discussion, if so would you be able to make some suggestions? It's hard to deal with a wide ranging comment.
10-06-2012 01:25 PM
I was about to upgrade my new tomtom for use in my truck but after reading your comments i dont think i will bother and will stick with my snooper which is loaded with truck maps already. thanks for making my decision easier.
20-06-2012 12:42 AM
I'm afraid I don't know much about the heavy vehicle map but I do know first-hand (I have an EC license code for multi-wheel heavies and their trailers so I have an absolute understanding of how a MHV map should work. Just so happens I'll be chatting to our Map Unit tomorrow - I sense it's going to be a long session