Live traffic and Route Planning
I recently purchased a used 2016 Evoque HSE and did a little research (prior to the purchase) on having the ability to receive live traffic subscriptions. I believed I understood this was as simple as obtaining the monthly or yearly subscription from SiriusXM. A LR USA customer service rep. said this was available through AT&T here in the Chicago area.
Now going into my third month of owning my Evoque, I spoke to SiriusXM and they explained my radio is not capable to accept a live traffic feed from them. They suggested it might be through LR USA, but it is definitely not through them. Just today, I find out my local LR dealer product specialist is telling me live traffic updates through the factory navigation system along with the route planning app is not available prior to 2017. Does anyone have a 2016 Evoque who is receiving traffic updates through their factory navigation systems? I do a fair amount of travel with my vehicle where I have to find addresses, and I prefer to use my navigation system and not my cell phone. Any knowledge would be appreciated.
01-29-2019 08:14 PM
I get traffic and rerouting on my 2012 Evoque Pure Premium. The stuff below is from the owners manual. It works okay but can be annoying when all of the routes have traffic and it tries to reroute you. I never use it but then again I don't live in a major city and I don't commute.
RDS-TMC OVERVIEW Radio Data System-Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) is a feature that announces traffic hold-ups on your route as broadcast by radio stations that transmit TMC information. Touch the TMC button on the Navigation Menu to access the TMC menu. TMC events ahead on route can be displayed by touching the Events ahead soft key. TMC can be set to display on the map for all events, for major events or can be switched off. During route calculation. it can be set to avoid TMC events along the route.
RDS-TMC DISPLAY When a TMC signal is received the icon in the top left of the screen will appear green. If a TMC signal is not being received, the icon will be shown with a bar through it. The system will inform the driver of any reported roadworks, narrow road, contraflow, accidents, slippery road, diversion, information, parking information, congestion or other hazard. The driver is informed of a traffic event as follows: • A TMC Event icon shown on the map at the location of the event.
• Text can be displayed showing the details of each occurrence which can be selected either by touching the screen icon or from the traffic information list. • Dynamic route guidance, which calculates an alternative route when the system receives the traffic event warning affecting the route currently set in the navigation system. • Traffic event list shows all events sorted by road name/ distance on your selected route in a straight line or along your actual route. The information regarding the hold-up is maintained and updated even if the vehicle crosses into another country.
RDS-TMC ICONS Any traffic event (broadcast on TMC) in your area, will be displayed as a warning icon on the map and an alert may be displayed as a message giving the road number(s) and between which junctions the hold-up or event occurs. This data is stored in the system for up to of 30 minutes. The colour of the TMC icon changes in order to show the type and priority of a TMC event. The background colour of the icon returns to normal when there is no longer an event or hold-up, or if any re-route instructions are calculated. The TMC Event icons appear on the navigation map display to indicate the location and nature of a TMC event. TMC Event icons will appear on the map, even if the event does not occur on your route.
USING TMC Dynamic route guidance will calculate an alternative route to avoid a traffic event when the system receives an event warning.The system calculates a new route for all sections. However, if any way points are set, the system calculates for the next way point.If the event on route is serious (closed road) or if the new route is shorter than the current one and the current one was not recalculated within the last 5 minutes, then a message to confirm the new route will be displayed. This pop-up message will be displayed for 10 minutes and if the new route is not rejected, then the vehicle will follow the new route.