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Facelift Speed camera/Radar Detectors

Boosta Feb 23, 2018

  1. Boosta

    Boosta Member Team Daytona Audi RS3 Sportback

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    Anyone using one, any recommendations
     
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  3. Jonny B

    Jonny B Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    CamerAlert in the App Store


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  4. Evil Diesel

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    CamSam on Android seems ok (apart from the Bedfordshire stretch of the M1 where it flags a camera on almost every gantry).
     
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  5. Jonny B

    Jonny B Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Oh forgot . I recently got thinkware dash cam that has speed cam alerts built in . So far quite accurate , haven’t tried an upload yet of new data so can’t comment on that . But if getting dash cam maybe u can kill 2 birds . I use the app I mentioned in previous post as I can tf between my other cars .
     
  6. Flowrider99

    Flowrider99 Active Member Audi S5

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    TomTom Speed Cameras or Waze apps on Google Play. Both are GPS based, i think detectors are illegal.
     
  7. Evil Diesel

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    I have Waze running too - it is useful though to get audible alerts from CamSam too.
     
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  8. PanamaS3

    PanamaS3 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 Black Edition S3 Saloon DSG

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    Waze is great to get a heads up of camera and/or Police ahead.
    Dedicated radars are best I think for picking up a radar gun from furthest distance...but only if its being fired.
    Technology always changing....if you are a serial speeder then do research on what's best available and maybe have it professional installed so its not so easily visible.
     
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  9. Boosta

    Boosta Member Team Daytona Audi RS3 Sportback

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    this looks ok
    Snooper 4Zero Elite BT GPS/Radar/Laser Detection Device with Bluetooth £199

    the website is saying
    IMPORTANT: It is fully legal to use, own and operate a GPS/Radar/Laser speed camera detector in the UK. However, before using your detector outside of the United Kingdom we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you check to ensure that the use of a speed camera detector in other countries is also legal.
     
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  10. Callump01

    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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    Detectors are pretty much useless in the UK and they're only really good for countries like the US that still use old radar tech.

    If I remember correctly, 99.9% of UK police will use laser detectors and by the time you get a notification for those then it's already too late and they'll have your speed clocked. There's also a lot of false positives from the sensors picking up other vehicles on the road, shop doors, etc which will drive you crazy.

    The only guaranteed way to avoid a mobile speed camera is a laser jammer which can easily be bought online for cheap, but they're very much illegal and will land you with a very very hefty fine if plod catches you with one fitted.

    In my experience, Waze has always been the most accurate when it comes to speed cameras.
     
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  11. mrbubba

    mrbubba Active Member

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    UK Police don't use Radar, I'm fairly certain that most forces are using the LTI20/20 or the newer model (can't remember the name)
    The detector won't pick anything up until the trigger is pulled and if they are aiming at you, you've been caught.
    My mates Dad had one years ago and it was annoying more than it was useful, would beep at every set of traffic lights

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  13. Evil Diesel

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    UK Plod all use lasers (even though slippage across the bodywork produces wild results). Thankfully, very few officers carrying this out now - all dependent on cameras or Talivan operators which are private contractors.
     
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  14. Spinstorm

    Spinstorm Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend a separate system not using your phone because even if your using Waze if you turn off the audio you won’t get alerts; if your using your phone on the dash then it could crash etc. Obviously it depends how concerned you are about them. I do lots of driving in areas I don’t know and have a road angel gem + which is great - I actually today ordered their new detector the road angel pure.

    I prefer to have that separate detector there that’s clear and easy to see at all times; even if the beeps are annoying they are keeping me from points and fines.
     
  15. Evil Diesel

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    Sensible enough - layered defence is always worthwhile.
     
  16. teslaboy

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    I believe you used to be able to get 'scatterers' for laser detectors but I think the illegal !
     
  17. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    When I had my Ghost fitted they tried to sell me a jammer for over a grand!!! I was intrigued until I heard the price.
     
  18. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    I just added the speed camera POI then they come up on the VC.

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  19. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Sorry @T-800 I'm being thick this early in the morning, but what have you added? Looks very hand to have.
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Added speed camera locations to the My Audi POI.

    Then downloaded them to the car.

    Once in the car I updated it and added them to POI.

    Once ticked they come up on Nav / VC
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    You’ll need files from pocketgpsworld or similar.

    Then log into My Audi

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    Click on add POI
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    Name it (give it same name as the file you downloaded from GPSworld)
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    Upload file
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    Upload bitmap file for icon
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    Again Bitmap file is in the gps download
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    Click Save

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    You now have something like this
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    Then either click on send to car or save to SD card.

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  22. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    That's helpful, thanks!
     
  23. Callump01

    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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    Very handy, thanks!

    Do you have to pay for the files from pocketgpsworld?
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Yes.

    Been working with @DJAlix on an audible and visual prompt when approaching a camera site.

    We have it working on the FL car and it works well.

    @DJAlix will be starting a thread on this shortly explaining all.......
     
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  25. Jonny B

    Jonny B Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    That I would be very interested in having .. look forward to the thread ..


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  26. Callump01

    Callump01 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 quattro Saloon

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    Great stuff, will hold off on buying a subscription for pocketgpsworld just yet then.

    Got any sneak peaks @DJAlix? :sm4:
     
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  28. Ian Whiffen

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    I have a Snooper 4zero. Love it. They were selling them cheap on Amazon. You can update the static speed cameras and it covers all mobile ones

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    I have a Snooper 4zero. It is really good

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  30. Bonstio

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    This was EXTREMELY helpful. I just coughed up to get the GPS data and uploaded to myAudi. Which is a terrible website and equally painful to log into in the car. But still, after I ran the import in the vehicle, all the cameras now show up on my MMI. Awesome. Thanks.

    Did someone say there was a means of getting audible alerts? Any update there?
     
  31. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Turn on Arrival notifications.......
     
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    Got it. Will have a dig around for that setting. Cheers.

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  34. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 S tronic

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    Posted in the A3 section last week...mcaddy app to speed up installing poi to the car. Just enter your pocketgpsworld credentials and it downloads the cameras and sorts out the formatting so you don't need to mess around uploading them to the Audi site..

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    This application downloads the latest Camera Database from PocketGPSWorld and builds a POI database, if present it will retain the database already on the target drive, replacing the Camera categories if present.

    Currently the app will group cameras into 5 categories:-

    • Fixed - Gatso, Truvelo, Monitorn, RedSpeed
    • Mobile - Verified Mobile camera (safty camera partnersip) sites
    • Specs - Average Speed cameras
    • RedLight - Traffic Light cameras (some of which double up as speed cameras)
    Latest version - v0.9.1 - https://github.com/mcaddy/audipoi/blob/master/Releases/SpeedCameraToPoi/v0.9.1.zip?raw=true

    To install unpack the contents of the zip file into a folder of your choice and run SpeedCameraToPoi.exe
     
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  35. Dan_DJT

    Dan_DJT RS3 Saloon Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    How do I get the database into the MMI ?
     
  36. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Once you’ve added them into your POI in my Audi then click send to car.

    Once in your car select updates in the mmi and it will be downloaded into the car.

    See #19 above.
     
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    Dan_DJT RS3 Saloon Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Oh, so no easier than downloading .ov2 files directly from pocketgpsworld then if you still have to add them via myaudi website

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  38. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 S tronic

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    Atleast on my PFL s3 I have to copy the files onto USB and plug into car. So for me process is..

    Download csv or similar files from GPSworld
    Upload each individually to Audi site
    Run the Java app for it to create the files in audi format
    Copy files to USB, plug into car and update.

    Mcaddy app reduces the first 3 steps. So at least for PFL it helps :)
     
  39. Dan_DJT

    Dan_DJT RS3 Saloon Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Ok I can now see how it would work for a USB update, for an update via Audi connect it's easier to download .ov2 and a .bmp, add them to the Audi tool and send them to the car as in post #19

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