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Adding charging stations to routebar

Hi,

As i am driving an electric vehicle I would like to add charging stations to the routebar of my Go5100.
Can somebody assist ?

Thanks

Answers

  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    edited April 20
    Hi
    @driel24

    Edit... Sorry
    I spotted the GO 5100 in your post as I hit Return :3
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    If you have downloaded the 'Charging Station' update file....
    You can display Charging Station Icons on the map... See below
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Appearance --> Show POI Lists on the Map....
    Scroll down to 'Charging Station' Tap Show
    Tap the Blue ( ^ ) Icon... Screen top right to exit....
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    Or Installing 3rd party POI Categories...
    You use the MyDrive Web Route planner
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    See Tomtom Video... How to import POIs, GPX files and Favourites in MyDrive


    Displaying Personal POIs on the Driving View/Map
    Be aware... You can't install the POI associated .BMP files
    You can only use the 5 Tomtom supplied generic Icons....

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    But you can use one icon for for more than one POI category i.e... place all your fuel categories under one Icon, then if you tap on a nearby 'say' Fuel Icon a Quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot Icon for more options & more Information

    Setup... After installing your Personal or 3rd party POIs....Tap 4Dot (....Menu) --> Settings --> Appearance --> Show POI lists on the Map
    It says a restart is required, but I've never found it to be necessary
    After choosing the Generic Icon.. Tap the coloured (^) Icon screen top right... Pinch zoom the Map, the Generic POI Icons all appear live and working
    Note... The Generic POI Icons disappear when the Map is highly zoomed out (I guess so you can scroll around a clear Map to find your location)
    The Icon reappear as you zoom back in again

    Here the Yellow Pentagon Icons --> National Trust
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    ATB YFM
  • driel24driel24 Posts: 18 [Master Explorer]
    :-)
    Go5100
  • driel24driel24 Posts: 18 [Master Explorer]

    This is not what i mean.....
    I want them in the routebar.

    I have got them on the map, but they disappear when you are driving.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    edited April 20
    Hi
    @driel24

    The POI Icons only show on the Maps (Not available on Traffic Bar)
    The Charging Station POI Icons do appear on the 2D & 3D Driving view Map....

    GO Premium 2D View running a route demo....
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    GO Premium 3D View running a route demo....
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    To search on the Map for a POI Icon...
    Tap on the direction of Travel Icon, above the + and - Signs
    To toggle between the North-up Overview Planning Map and the Driving Map view chosen in the Setting menus i.e... 2D in direction of travel or 3D

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    The direction of Travel Icon is thinner more pointed in the 2D in direction of travel or 3D Driving view

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    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 5,559
    Superuser
    Hi @driel24

    Maybe @VikramK could pick this up and pass it on as a suggestion to the designers as an improvement if they can add the Charging Stations as an option that can be added for display in the Route Bar as Rest Areas, Petrol Stations etc are.

    Doug
  • driel24driel24 Posts: 18 [Master Explorer]
    @DougLap That would be a great idea.
    @VikramK With my go5100 the charging stations are shown in 2d but not in 3d drive mode.
    In Setting --> Appearance --> Show POI Lists on the Map....
    "Charging Station' states "Show"
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    edited April 20
    Hi
    @driel24
    driel24 wrote: »
    (Snip) My Go 5100 the charging stations are shown in 2d but not in 3d drive mode (Snip)
    +1... I can confirm the NAV4 devices only show Charging Station POI Icons on the 2D Driving view Map....
    I think this problem may go back a long way, the NAV4 devices have always shown more details on the 2D Maps than the 3D Maps....
    There were many complaints about missing road names especially on side roads....
    I guess its the 2x faster Processor speed of the NAV5 (Wi-Fi) devices over the NAV4 devices that can cope with the displayed graphics....

    ATB YFM
  • driel24driel24 Posts: 18 [Master Explorer]
    OK..... But I think it should be simple to add an extra thing to the Routebar on the right.

    In settings --> appearance --> routebar
    I can choose a lot : fuel stations, extra stops, toll roads, camera's, ferry's etc etc.

    Charging stations should be one of them !
    Can somebody add this in the nav4 program ?
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,064
    Superusers
    edited April 21
    Hi
    @driel24
    +1... I agree the Charging stations should be added to the list of options available on NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Route Bar....

    As a workaround, have you thought about using the 2D in direction of travel view....
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Guidance view... 2D (Indirection of travel)

    I always use '2D (Indirection of travel)' + Zoom set to... 'Based on road type'

    ATB YFM
  • driel24driel24 Posts: 18 [Master Explorer]
    YamFazMan wrote: »
    Hi
    @driel24
    +1... I agree the Charging stations should be added to the list of options available on NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Route Bar....
    I never drive in 2d.... Will try it once.

    Adding to the list for Route Bar can't be difficult !
    @VikramK please try to arrange this ?
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