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Who has some info on the RNS-E replacement?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DeckedS3, May 17, 2009.

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    [May 17, 2009]
    I've been looking for info on the RNS-E replacement but so far I've not really found anything..... Has anyone got any idea of what it looks like or what it's going to be able to do?

    Thanks
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    I thought it was just being upgraded.

    This is the spec as per the latest online brochure


    Satellite Navigation system Plus.
    DVD-based route planning and guidance with MMI
    control logic and 6.5-inch colour monitor, AUX-IN socket, 3D map display, RDS radio, DVD
    player for Navigation system, audio or MP3 CDs (cannot be used at the same time as
    Navigation system) and 2 integrated MMC/SD card slots for playing MP3 files. Includes
    Driver’s Information System, European coverage DVD and dynamic route guidance via TMC.
    Replaces other audio system (only in conjunction with electronic climate control)

    I thought it was just getting a better res screen and the ability to use SD HC cards up to 16GB.

    Edit - The unit should also be capable of true AMI which is another option with the DVD Sat Nav

    Audi Music Interface (AMI). ​
    Universal connection for use with stereo audio sources, USB and
    MP3 devices including Apple iPod generation 4 onwards (iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod
    nano, iPod photo, iPod video, iPod touch). Provides intuitive control through the audio system
    and multi-function steering wheel (if fitted). It also replicates the iPod display on the audio
    screen and Driver’s Information System (if fitted), including track titles. The interface provides

    charging function (dependent on device). Only in combination with DVD Satellite Navigation


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    [May 17, 2009]
    Shitballs, Gen 4 iPod, I'm going to have to buy a new one. :lmfao:
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    I dropped a clanger as well as I haven't spec'd this on my S3. I am in the process of asking the dealer to add AMI as it seems worthwhile. Why Audi didnt include this in the Sat Nav package is beyond me!

    I plan to test my 2nd Gen Ipod nano with it though before upgrading to a 4th Gen. It might be that they just haven't tested on a 2nd Gen Ipod.
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    [May 24, 2009]
    Does any one know if it would work with the Iphone 3g ? :uhm:
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    [May 24, 2009]
    Good question!

    Its on the list here

    http://www.audi.co.uk/audi/uk/en2/n...nics/communication/mobile_phone_database.html

    I think to get full functionality you might need this as well

    Audi Music Interface (AMI). ​
    Universal connection for use with stereo audio sources, USB and
    MP3 devices including Apple iPod generation 4 onwards (iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod
    nano, iPod photo, iPod video, iPod touch). Provides intuitive control through the audio system
    and multi-function steering wheel (if fitted). It also replicates the iPod display on the audio
    screen and Driver’s Information System (if fitted), including track titles. The interface provides

    charging function (dependent on device). Only in combination with DVD Satellite Navigation
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    [Jun 2, 2009]
    Here is a photo of a nav screen from the TT-RS, which is running the MY10 spec RNS-E presumably...

    [​IMG]
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    They have for the Australian market. In fact, for the Aussie A3/S3 range you can't get AMI unless you option Sat Nav.

    :whip:
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    [Jul 1, 2009]
    Bumpage...

    http://www.themotorreport.com.au/35759/audi-satellite-navigation-systems-get-an-update

    Ahh, here is the full press release from Audi Media Services...

    Hi res piccies to follow... :beerchug:
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    [Jul 1, 2009]
    [​IMG]

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    Click on each pic to load a larger file. :beerchug:
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    [Jul 24, 2009]
    Have any of you guys in the UK seen an MY10 RNS-E yet? My car is only a few weeks away now, so they must be starting to hit the roads over there.

    :whistle2:
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    Yes, I was sat in a TTRS in a local dealer, that had a new RNSe fitted to it.
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    [Jul 24, 2009]
    It does look nice to be fair! But as mentioned, it will cost £££££££££ on the bay..
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    [Jul 24, 2009]
    Was it as above??
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    [Jul 28, 2009]
    That does look quite cool..... So, where to buy? Does it just slot straight in and work?
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    [Jul 28, 2009]
    Yes it was!
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    It should slot straight in, all the wiring is the same, but as yet no one has tried it that I know of.
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    Where have poeple bought the RNS-E from in the past? Other than Ebay :shrug:
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    [Jul 30, 2009]
    Just one point to note, it is rumoured that the new unit uses online activation so a dealer would have to activate a retrofitted unit.
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    Is that to prevent thieft? Any ideas?
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    Of course!
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    [Jul 30, 2009]
    I have to say I used my rns to its full potential for my drive to italy & it really was bloody good, only problem I had was down to me not doing uturn but rns corrected me straight away & was back on cue within seconds, so if the current is this good then new one will be even better, but tbh unless I can get the new one at a good price which is no doubt a no for now, then I see no reason for an update, cause the processing for routes & directions is quick enough now & sd slots are more than fine for tunes, I mean 4-500 tunes per slot is not bad & done me good for my journey of nearly 1k miles in the day,

    I was suitably impressed, happy as is for now as I dont see any revolutionary changes to the unit that would warrant the dough right now.
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