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      01-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Query about Business Navigation

Does Business Navigation have live traffic information?

My B-in-Law has a 2011 X3 with Business Nav. and he has this feature.
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      01-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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So I take it your current 328i does not have it?
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If it does, I don't know about it lol
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It may be a subscription feature
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Dad's X3 has Bus Nav and has Traffic info, he hasn't subscribed to anything, it just works in his car. Same as the 3 series Bus nav you've described, my Pro nav doesn't have traffic info either.

Maybe its some option which is coded in the X3 (as its a US built maybe?) as opposed to the 3 series.
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Dad's X3 has Bus Nav and has Traffic info, he hasn't subscribed to anything, it just works in his car. Same as the 3 series Bus nav you've described, my Pro nav doesn't have traffic info either.

Maybe its some option which is coded in the X3 (as its a US built maybe?) as opposed to the 3 series.
I mentioned subscription as it's not currently available on the BMW Australia network. Perhaps it is coded to accept another network as the codings come out of the factories set differently. Even from the same factory!!
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So I take it your current 328i does not have it?
Sorry, it wasn't clear from my post. No. It does not have traffic info.
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      01-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Dad's X3 has Bus Nav and has Traffic info, he hasn't subscribed to anything, it just works in his car. Same as the 3 series Bus nav you've described, my Pro nav doesn't have traffic info either.

Maybe its some option which is coded in the X3 (as its a US built maybe?) as opposed to the 3 series.
That's odd the Bus Nav (lower spec) has Traffic info but the Pro Nav (higher spec) doesn't???

My Bus Nav definitely does not have traffic info.
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No Traffic info on my Pro nav that I'm aware of either, while not a huge thing, I would love to know if it's possible.
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Are these X3's new? They might have taken it off
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I mentioned subscription as it's not currently available on the BMW Australia network. Perhaps it is coded to accept another network as the codings come out of the factories set differently. Even from the same factory!!
Yeah maybe, strange, generally the traffic info comes via some RDS info (the same sort of technology used to display song names) of some sort from SUNA via a Traffic Management Channel which in Melbourne is sent out via Mix101.1 and Gold104.3

I would have thought if it worked in the X3 it should work in a 3 series with the same system. But with BMW - who knows
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Are these X3's new? They might have taken it off
Manufactured Oct/Nov 11 - Delivered Jan or Feb 2012. So relatively new.
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I would have thought if it worked in the X3 it should work in a 3 series with the same system. But with BMW - who knows
My thoughts exactly LOL
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      01-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #14
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No idea.. nvr bothered me. But good to know if it's there
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It seems a bit stupid that it is enabled on the X3 with bus nav and not on the 3 series bus nav. I asked the dealer about this feature when purchasing the car and he could not give me a proper reason as to why the 3 series doesn't have it. I think it would be quite handy to have. My friend has a 2012 Mercedes C250 and the traffic info is quite useful on the Sat nav.
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