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Why do speed limit updates take so long? Why isn't IQ routes utilized?

OcOwlOcOwl Posts: 2 [New Traveler]
Couldn't use use IQ routes in conjunction with reports to verify their veracity?
User reports area is 50mph
Satnav reports 30mph
Average user drives 45mph through that zone (IQ routes)......
Report is most likely accurate...
Approves change.

Roads are littered with inaccurate speed limits.
I tried to fix one road in particular and submitted the 4 incorrect speed zones.
4/5 months later... pending. Still nothing.

Google maps (your competition) added a missing pathway that i submitted to them within the week.
This is unacceptable and will lead to your demise. Google maps is starting to incorporate speed camera detection/warning, as soon as it starts displaying speed zones and the drivers speed your advantages are limited.
I understand Q&A is important. But your lack of resources allocated updating and approving map changes under the current system is unacceptable.
Example, driving a long a smart motorway towards Cardiff. Saw multiple gantry speed cameras not reported on your system. If you were receptive and actually made changes I might have actually taken the time to report said errors.

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  • John-JayJohn-Jay Posts: 706 [Revered Pioneer]
    OcOwl wrote: »

    Roads are littered with inaccurate speed limits.
    I tried to fix one road in particular and submitted the 4 incorrect speed zones.
    4/5 months later... pending. Still nothing.

    Unfortunately, you are correct!

    I've submitted updates &, after a year, they were still "Pending".

    Hence, I no longer bother wasting my time submitting reports!

  • OzBluey65OzBluey65 Posts: 3 [Apprentice Traveler]
    I will agree that submitted updates through the TomTom process is a bloody waste of time and effort. Country road in Aussie Tom Tom maps are designated/shown at 50kmh regardless. Why can't TomTom use the Garmin methodology of allowing the individual user to alter his map speed zones in his unit and through agreement process those changes are uploaded for analysis for correctness and then passed out to all users of the maps through the update process.

    One (1) caveat: a secondary check question needs to be prosed to the individual if the change relates to a Roadwork Zone to prevent temporary speed zones being entered as permanent changes. Garmin does not ask this check question. On the TomTom unit when driving minor country rural roads, I have to rely on observing speed signs which thankfully are mostly the state imposed maximum limit, 100kmh and NOT 50kmh.

    Some countries, States within Countries do imposed lower limits on minor and rural roads. I noted that when in Northern Ireland back in 2018 the minor/rural roads were designated as 60mph. TomTom indicated them as 60Mph to match.

    My local road is signposted at 70kmh but my TomTom 520 indicates speed limit is 50kmh. The main district road is indicated in TomTom 520 Map as 60kmh and is actually a mixed of 60, 80, and 90 kmh speed zones.

    So come on Moderator, pass this comment to the TomTom map upgraders.
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