Jul 13, 2015
Do you need to have a paid subcription to download the camera database ?
For the application yes as it uses pocketgpsworld data. There are sites to get free databases though, no idea how they compare..
A few times on this thread people have reported an issue where the car states that the 'data is too old to load', I've not previously had the time or inclination to look into it, however it turns out to have been a relatively simple thing to fix, hopefully it'll benefit some.
All that was required was to add the following two lines to the 'metainfo2.txt' file. I'm guessing that vehicles check that their variant is listed before accepting the file. in other variants the two letters after the EU are the Manufacture, so I'm guessing this change means that all MQB Skodas should now work and all MLE audis (not sure what MLE stands for?) Also not sure what the difference is between the FMU FM2 and FMQ designations.
variant7 = "FM2-H-*-EU-SK-MQB"
variant8 = "FMQ-*-*-EU-AU-MLE"
New version now up on the site http://git.mcaddy.co.uk/, you should now be running v0.9.4
Just found out about this, do I just subscribe to PockerGPS, download the files and use mcaddy's software to load it onto my SD card? I've got a 2018 S3 with the tech pack.
I need to find a free speed camera database I can use with this. I had a good look and found one, csv in zip format, but when i tried to use it with the app, the app just closed.
Just subscribe to PGPSW - it’s only 20GBP a year and the database will be more up to date than any freebie / pirated version.
Have been a member for ~15 years.
Only £20? I got mouths to feed.
If it's an identical format to the Pocket GPS file it ought to work but it's not how the tool has been designed or tested.
So someone should collect the data and provide it free - how does that work? You've got a £30K car (I guess) and £20 is too much for a useful service like PGPS. Easy solution - don't get it and just take the risk. Thousands, nay millions of others do just that. Just saying .....
@mcaddy - thanks for doing this. Will be giving it a go over the weekend. Looking at the instructions on your site, it covers verified mobiles but not unverified cameras - could the latter be added too? I know that Audi system limits the number of special destination categories.
Don’t think Audi have a limit that I know of, I’ve got all types of cameras loaded never had any issues
Good to know - I thought the limit was 10 categories
I have subscribed to PWGPS, but don't really need it for my jurisdiction as our red light and speed cam locations are freely published by the provincial government on Google Maps so I have it in gpx/kml/kmz formats anyway. My question is more around challenges with the tools. McAddy defaults to downloading the EU version of the PWGPS database. My preference would be to use a North American wide version (I'm in Canada but frequently drive to the US) but cannot find a way of getting that database into my MMI unit.
Any thoughts? Also, anyone figured out how to get audible warnings on the MMI units that don't have Audi Connect (like on my 2018 RS3) and therefore do not support "special destinations"?
The App will give you the choice of including either only verified or both verified and unverified cameras, this has been an optional setting since the outset. The default is to include all cameras regardless of status.
I think the AUDI website might have a limit, but the software I've written doesn't and I've yet to create a database (80k POIs across ~15 categories) that fails to load in my car.
Your the first to request anything other than UK cameras, until this becomes a regular request, I'll not implement anything specific. For now if you use the app but fail to login (supply a invalid password or username). You should then be prompted to do a manual download and import, if you go to PocketGPSWorld fetch the download you'd prefer, choose 'Other - CSV' as the satnav system and the relevant region. Once downloaded this file can be used with my app to create the database for MMI import.
I must admit I'm a bit of a bore. One problem with having speed camera location is it's illegal in France where we probably do 2,00 miles a year. Chances of getting pulled are slim biut the fine could be heavy, so beware if your going this route.
I normally use the cars satnav, but when towing have a Garmin/Avtex unit that automatically switches off camera location when in france.
Thanks for the reply ... not looking for you to do a ton of work, will give this approach a try and see how it goes. Thanks again.
having speed camera location is illegal??? WHAAA?? Have you ever used waze app on phone???
you wan to tell me if I use it am criminal or ??
You are not allowed any speed camera detection or location information, warning device etc in France.
The facts are it is illegal. If you want to risk it then it's down to you.
they will never know they are daft they think smartphone is just for calling
Hi all I've been trying to add these onto my fl 8v but keep getting a error message as per photo . I've done on my tt 8s no problem. My a3 has sim embedded tt hasn't. Have audi updated to stop this .thanks in advance
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I've replied to your DM, for anyone else who stumbles across this issue try with the latest version of the app v0.9.4 https://github.com/mcaddy/audipoi/raw/master/Releases/SpeedCameraToPoi_v0.9.4.zip
If that still doesn't work send me a message and I see if I can help further.
Does anybody know how I can remove these? Trying to turn my car back to standard before I return it. Thanks
Should be an option in your MMI to delete myAudi special destinations
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