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Old 19 April 2005, 02:25   #11
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I'm sure they wouldn't need a reason, well not a real one anyway.
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Old 19 April 2005, 03:39   #12
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Not all UK laser camera's.. As the 3 points on my licence will testify.. (Photographed from behind, on the other side of a dual carriageway as I sensibly accelerated upto the speed limit which changed from 40 to 70 half a mile ahead..) It also is too reliant, (again in the UK,), on the manufacturer's updating the static camera locations.. The roadworks on the M25 being a good example.. These camera's were being moved on an almost daily basis, but the info was only being updated once a week.. Or whenever one of Roadangel's tech guys drove around the 25 and took note of the camera's location..
Actually it has nothing to do with the "Tech Guys" - The owners of Roadangels update them - if one has gone you press delete, and if you see one you tell it what sort it is, then when you download the latest info it uploads your new data onto the system - the more people using it - the more accurate and up to date it is!
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Old 19 April 2005, 06:43   #13
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John, whilst the 'owner' updates the unit via the internet, someone (tech guy) has to update the database that the 'owner' downloads from each time!
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Old 19 April 2005, 07:03   #14
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Yes the RoadAngel owners can update them. But, 6 months ago every time you downloaded the latest camera positions, it reset your own list of camera locations.. Plus the main object of a RoadAngel is to go slightly faster than your allowed, (no matter what people say.. ), so to go everywhere at the national speed limit until you have made sure you have every location stored seems kinda pointless..

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You could just drive a bit slower!
A last resort..
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Old 19 April 2005, 08:37   #15
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Jon - the implication was that the tech guy drove around ..............

"Or whenever one of Roadangel's tech guys drove "

Not that it matters ............
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The thought of telling them to prove it did cross my mind, until I spoke to a couple of traffic guys.. According to them it is legal to photograph you as you drive away.. The new roadside camera's in the UK are getting more and more sophisticated.. They are using mobile one's on the M4, they can pick you out half a mile away.. Their being used to enforce the 70mph limit, with no lee-way..

The worrying thing is that opn a nice sunny day with light traffic you are almost guaranteed to get zapped - when it is dark or misty you can go as fast as you like because the cameras aren't out - very SAFE I am sure!!!!!
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Old 19 April 2005, 10:01   #17
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Jon - the implication was that the tech guy drove around ..............

"Or whenever one of Roadangel's tech guys drove "

Not that it matters ............
The implication was there, because thats what I was told after speaking to the guys at RoadAngel.. Their words, "once a week, someone drives around the M25, and updates the gps locations"..
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Old 19 April 2005, 14:43   #18
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could'nt SOMEBODY answer my question in the firsr place??????????
WHY ROAD ANGEL PICKED UP SATERLITES and my super duper waas enabled
USB GPS SPECIAL RAMING didnt find a tinker's arse for 24 hours????

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WHY ROAD ANGEL PICKED UP SATERLITES and my super duper waas enabled
USB GPS SPECIAL RAMING didnt find a tinker's arse for 24 hours????
Perhaps it's not as super duper as you think?

Software problem?
Connectivity problem?
Antenna problem?
User error?

The fact that one of your GPS units was working would indicate that there wasn't a general GPS problem.

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Old 19 April 2005, 15:18   #20
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Software problem? NO - same soft on another laptop
Connectivity problem? NO - no as it worked later without any adjustmen
Antenna problem? NO - transmitter is in the antenna itself
User error? NO - I am not a bloody moron

Thanks for your kind attention but it has ruined my faith in technology.
If the yanks can hit a window of 30x40" from 2000 kms using basically the same technology-and I cannot even find a saterlite - I just give up

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