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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    I think the busyness of the new TFT screen is the issue. There again, so far we have seen only one iteration of the screen in use.

    I can see the whole set-up as being of interest and value to those bods who like to just ask the software on their phone to give them a route A to B or A to E, via the letters in between, and just accept it. How good the BMW routeplanning software will be, for those that want to plot their own routes (or import routes from third party software) is unknown.

    Several bods also regularly ask how much data running navigational software uses up, particularly abroad. Some app’s use very little, some considerably more.

    How easy it will be to share BMW created routes with others is another factor. GPX files (whilst not perfect) are pretty reliable; I hope that BMW make the ability to share - and accept - routes outside of a BMW environment, possible and easy.

    Having your phone go flat.... that is the real fly in the ointment.

    Anyway, early days as yet. All will no doubt be revealed.
    Currently the BMW Connected app allows you to share routes/tracks as GPX files but I agree that putting the reliance on the mobile device for both the data connection and the GPS (I think) has potential issues even if the map downloads are available.

    One thing I noticed from the recent podcast BMW did was that one of the questions was "can we have our routes etc stored in the cloud to make it easier to move between devices etc" and their response was basically that the data only stays on the phone and they are keen for it to stay that way for security reasons.

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    Looking at a basic safety issue.

    Quick glance down at the standard TFT is relatively safe.

    I might spend a fraction longer looking at the Sat Nav. Therefore the higher the better as I still have the road in my peripheral vision. That is achieved with the current set up.

    Sat Nav integrated in the TFT means head buried down for longer and a reduction in peripheral vision.

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    You’ll be wanting a head-up display next.

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    Audi already do as an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    More infotainment being foisted on us. Lean angles, gear changes, phone calls, music, how often the brakes were applied. It’s garbage and if this forum is anything to go by, half of the chimps can’t get it to work.
    This man speaks the truth
    Drink Real Ale and Save the Planet

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    Quote Originally Posted by the umpire View Post
    Audi already do as an option
    Last time I looked, Audi is a car manufacturer and much hated in some quarters of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Last time I looked, Audi is a car manufacturer and much hated in some quarters of this forum.
    but could transfer the technology to their sister brand Ducati
    This space deliberately left blank as the author writes too much pretentious bollocks as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wessie View Post
    but could transfer the technology to their sister brand Ducati
    Slapping a big windscreen onto it or projecting it inside the rider’s helmet?

    And yup, I know, there are some head-up display motorcycle helmets around but I don’t know anyone on this site who has tried one, let alone bought one.

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