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traffic and road work info on navigation system

Discussion in '2011-2016 My Ford Touch / In Vehicle Technology' started by russell bruesch, October 25, 2012.

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  1. russell bruesch

    russell bruesch Active Member

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    I have a 2011 explorer with navigation and the latest mft update installed . I am a subscriber to sirius traffic link. I recieve weather info and the weather map ok but have never recieved traffic and road construction info on my navigation map. I have all the road construction and detours etc enabled in map and route preferences. I believe the system only alerts you to road closures or road construction if you have a route programmed into the navigation system. I have taken many trips over the same interstate highway that was under construction for 10 miles and a 6 month period The nav system has never recognized or alerted me to the construction . Anyone else had this problem with this portion of sirius travel link ? I have not called them to see if this is a problem on their end because all other features of sirius travel link seem to work.
     
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    Looked at coverage area, not very usefull if your interstate traveling is away from major cities. I was in downtown chicago yesterday with a route programmed into the nav system and there were 2 consecutive major north south streets under construction with detour signs on the streets. Nothing showed up on my nav system about traffic flow or construction re-route info or anything else to alert me of the traffic headache. Pretty disappointed, pretty useless or non operative system. Yes i had a GPS signal also.
     
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    I don't have Sirius anymore, but when I did, I seem to remember a setting you could turn on for traffic and construction. Drill down on the settings menu.

    Good luck
     
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    You can also use SYNC Services for traffic, russell bruesch. :) Check out all things it can do:

    http://support.ford.com/sync-technology/daily-drive-sync-myford-touch/sync-services-overview-card

    Rebecca
     
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    Travel Link Fail

    Same issue with my 2012 Limited. When I first got her she would have pop ups of traffic congestion, accidents, and construction and would ask if I wanted detour. Have not seen it for months. I did contact Sirius and they just resent the signal thinking that would fix it but it was not to be. I am kind of hoping one of the MFT updates will straighten it out. It can be annoying when you are in an area with a lot of delays but it is nice when on a trip and you can get that optional detour to keep you moving.:usa::usa::usa::
     

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