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Unread 06-27-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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3 green red / cars on nav?

What are the three cars on the upper right screen of the nav mean?

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Unread 06-27-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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It indicates the Sirius traffic service.
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Unread 06-27-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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Is this only available on certain models? I've never seen this on my 430n
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Unread 06-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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Sirius Traffic is only on the 730N models.
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Unread 06-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Ok. That makes sense.

Thanks.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Is that the city traffic like channel 137 for Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix traffic? I have that on my Sirius.

Is there something else that works with your GPS to show you where the city is congested and maybe where to take alternate routes? I think it is an extra cost. Did I just dream that up or did I really hear that somewhere?

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Unread 09-29-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
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The 730N (dunno about 2014 but its probably similar) will display traffic on the map in yellow for slow and red for stop. Similar to stand alone GPS units where you subscribe to a traffic service. The radio also provides the routing option of automatically routing around traffic. Three green cars means everything is OK on your route, red means traffic is stopped somewhere along the route, orange means you are not subscribed.

As far as performance, you are typically into a traffic jam before you are alerted and find yourself routed around jams that have already cleared. It does a decent job with construction backups as those are typically longer duration.

Google maps, etc. on your smartphone or iPad has better performance, but not without issues.

I ride cross country with an iPad mounted within sight just so I can study traffic conditions on a large area map as I go.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #8
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I had Sirius traffic on my '11 730n radio. It was horribly inaccurate as far as indicating stop and go traffic, often showing a highway congested long after rush hour traffic, and showing a highway clear when it was actually stop and go with an accident. After the free year was up, I did not renew. I understand some of the portable units are better.
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