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    Default Sat Nav speed camera alerts/risk areas

    Hi everyone
    I've had this forum added to Tapatalk foot a while but had nothing to contribute due to how much more you guys know and the level of what you guys do to your cars. The grand Picasso is a French addition to the Renault sport Megane, so I guess I should be considered as some form of frog! But I'm not even sure if this post OS appropriate to this forum!
    But here goes ... I was wondering if anyone has a relatively recent Citroen with sat nav. Mine's a grand Picasso my14 and I can't get the 'risk areas' toggle on.
    Anyone have any ideas? I was thinking that it could have been disabled like it has to be in France. And if that's the case does the dealer have to reactivate it?

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    Citroen says:
    What are the countries with Citroen Risk Zones content ?
    The Citroen Risk Zones database contains all the relevant alerts for 15 European countries:
    Danger zones: France
    Radar alerts: Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Andorra.
    It's illegal here to use a radar detector. The treasury doesn't like the idea. See http://citroen.navigation.com/faq/ci...WdhKfsRoo7yXr8

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    My Renault Latitude's Tom Tom has fixed speed cameras in it's database and alerts as you approach.

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    My Xantia doesn't have SatNav or any speed camera detection devices. I just get them to send me the information via snail mail. I am a great supporter in Australia Post decreasing their mail deliveries as I find they bring too much bad news.

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    Thanks for the input everyone.
    I tried that website seasink, the most helpful site I've seen for this so far.
    I'm going to try and call Citroen or the dealer, or both, to confirm.
    It may also have something to do with the mylink or whatever it's called, which is not supported in Australia.

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    Spoken to a few people including Citroen enquiries, and they're saying it's simply not available in Australia at this stage. Odd really given that manufacturers usually use third party software; looks like this is all original Citroen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    My Xantia doesn't have SatNav or any speed camera detection devices. I just get them to send me the information via snail mail. I am a great supporter in Australia Post decreasing their mail deliveries as I find they bring too much bad news.

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    Anything new on this that people are aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckovski View Post
    Anything new on this that people are aware of?

    Sent from my HTC One X9 dual sim using aussiefrogs mobile app
    Simple - driving around the Illawarra just keep a watch for where everyone suddenly slows to at least 20 km/h less than the limit. eg Memorial Drive, western end of Crown St, outside North Gong pub.... etc
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    I assume we are talking speed camera alerts here, not radar detection?

    Would be handy to have speed camera alerts as these come standard on many GPS’s these days.

    The ‘Description of risk areas database’ option on our C5 Satnav is greyed out. Guess there is no way to get this functionality, eg by an electronics wiz?
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    Waze (Android and IOS) should do the trick ;∑)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbull151 View Post
    I assume we are talking speed camera alerts here, not radar detection?

    Would be handy to have speed camera alerts as these come standard on many GPSís these days.

    The ĎDescription of risk areas databaseí option on our C5 Satnav is greyed out. Guess there is no way to get this functionality, eg by an electronics wiz?
    That's the one!
    It's not released on Australia yet according to the dealers but I don't believe them (more work for them for no reward I imagine, they don't even enquire from CitroŽn Australia), same thing with the internet through your phone linked to the head unit, they say that's still not available.
    I'd definitely use my phone but it's fiddly
    I'm using TomTom safety camera app but I've barely got it out.
    My Renault built-in TomTom works so well and you do nothing to get it up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don B. Cilly View Post
    Waze (Android and IOS) should do the trick ;∑)
    From what I've heard Waze is less than reliable in Australia.
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    I've been using this regularly for the last 6 months, been great
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    My low end Garmin Nuvi has camera alerts. Unfortunately, I lost my licence earlier this year due to a hand held radar. Duh. The alerts show not only fixed camera positions, but positions where portable cameras are commonly sited.


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    Most reliable is getting a CB and listen to the trucking channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Most reliable is getting a CB and listen to the trucking channel.
    even more reliable is not to speed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    My low end Garmin Nuvi has camera alerts. Unfortunately, I lost my licence earlier this year due to a hand held radar. Duh. The alerts show not only fixed camera positions, but positions where portable cameras are commonly sited.
    The Tom Tom app has mobile reports available but does rely on people reporting. I've done it a few times and have benefited from the same. Sorry to hear about your license 😪

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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    even more reliable is not to speed!


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    While driving Pacific Highway Gold Coast to Newcastle yesterday, received a number of anomalous directions to turn or do U-turns. Not sure if it was caused by loss of the satellite or whether re-routing of new sections of road confused it? Does Satnav have its own antenna?

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    How upto date are your maps? If the maps are not up todate and due to new roadworks (Northern NSW) it may think you a driving in a paddock, funny advice can result.
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    I've got Waze now. It's free and pretty much like the Tom Tom app but has a fully integrated sat nav so I don't use Google maps anymore. It shows you where the hazards/cameras are on the map too.

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