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technology drives on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 19, 2017 09:59AM
my car is out for service and I have a loaner of the current model year.
I had asked them to look at the computer as it was doing dumb slow stuff (the entertainment and nav part of the computer ..... anyway.)

Inn the '17 loaner, not only is there a speed limit sign in the GUD, but as soon as I pass a Speed Limit sign that is different than the previous length of road, that sign comes up in the dash and changes the speed.
Nutty. Guess speed limit signs have SRD or NFC (or something like) built in on LI.



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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 19, 2017 10:14AM
That's pretty cool, because where I live, speed limits can change without any rhyme or reason. Perhaps 30-40 years ago the changes might have made sense, but today, a speed limit changing from say 40 to 35 does not. No difference in traffic or business density, zoning etc., just a random change. And you know that a cop will be right there with his radar gun to make a little money for the state.
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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: DP
Date: May 19, 2017 10:31AM
On my wife's Mazda CX-5, the speed limit sign changes to red when the speed limit is exceeded!



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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 19, 2017 10:33AM
I often wondered how they figure that out. I like the crowdsource data that Waze provides.
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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: billb
Date: May 19, 2017 10:36AM
is the data actually coming from the sign or crowdsourced nav app info ?



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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: May 19, 2017 10:49AM
Yep, that old boy who says personal cyars will be obsolete by 2030 might be right gears smiley while we can boys.



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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 19, 2017 11:09AM
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billb
is the data actually coming from the sign or crowdsourced nav app info ?

I assume sign coz I'm not using crowd sourced app.


" And you know that a cop will be right there with his radar gun to make a little money for the state."

ain't it so. bu115h1t



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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 19, 2017 11:23AM
If the car has a built in GPS receiver, it's easy peasy to program in the coordinates of stop signs along with their speed attribute into a database that a GIS program can make use of. It's not going to be ArcGIS, but most likely some simple proprietary program that can do simple stuff.
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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 19, 2017 12:11PM
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If the car has a built in GPS receiver, it's easy peasy to program in the coordinates of stop signs along with their speed attribute.....

yea but, where do they get the data for the location and speed on all them signs? the googoos?
Still impressed.

If mine changed to red when I was exceeding the speed, they'd always be red.
That would be as annoying as the "heads-up" app part of the BMW.
too many automotive diversions.



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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: May 19, 2017 11:44PM
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Fritz
Inn the '17 loaner, not only is there a speed limit sign in the GUD, but as soon as I pass a Speed Limit sign that is different than the previous length of road, that sign comes up in the dash and changes the speed.
Nutty. Guess speed limit signs have SRD or NFC (or something like) built in on LI.

What does GUD mean? How about SRD? LI?
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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 20, 2017 06:03AM
graphic user display, too obscure? I figured it was a term based on GUI, but no ....
SRD should have been SRF, also only exists in my brain. sorry. short range RF.

for some reason I thought theses abbreviations existed in tech talk.
Too much time indoors.


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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: May 20, 2017 10:21AM
Thanks, Fritz.
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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 20, 2017 10:57AM
I had no idea what the acronyms stood for either, although It was not necessary to know their exact meaning to understand the post.

ATM

Automatic teller machine

Adobe type manger

Asynchronous transfer mode

For real fun, there are nested acronyms where each letter of an acronym is referring to another acronym.
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Re: technology drives on
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 20, 2017 11:04AM
acronyms.
That was the word I was looking for...



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Posted by: vision63
Date: May 20, 2017 02:31PM
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Fritz
acronyms.
That was the word I was looking for...

Lol
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