Sensis Whereis mapping in vehicles

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 16:42
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I have Version 12 mapping in my car which is poor in it's capabilities in comparison to the likes of Tom Tom and Destinator that I used several years ago.

The maps seem like 'out of date' Garmin ones - my own road for instance, the car drives off road most of the way :-((( It can't direct anyone out of town near where I am, and can't in tourist destinations. Just so you understand it isn't outback, digital phone signal is easy. Some roads just finish on the map, though going nowhere. I guess it is a Telstra division, but we should expect better :-[

Is there a way to compare the different versions? I know you can buy Version 14 and pay through the nose for part numbers. Buying the update of Vers 14 is quite a way towards a VMS system which has a lot more capability it seems

Has anyone bought the upgrade and to what advantage?

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 16:56

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 16:56
John, I assume you're talking about the Toyota mapping? If so, have a look at this sytem:

Kenwood Audio/Video/Nav Systems

Kenwood has a commercial arrangement with Garmin where they use their Nuvi navigation systems built into a 7 inch screen that plays DVDs etc.

It doesn't do Oziexplorer but, unlike the VMS, it connects an IPOD so that you can have full function control over it. The VMS is just a 3.5mm headphone cable.

It is plug and play into your Toyota wiring loom.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 17:30

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 17:30
GB, we must be some of the very few that don't have one of those (cough) app*3 music systems. We do have four CDs in the car stacker and six in the Karavan one but don't often listen to music.

I think I saw the other day that the VMS system can incorporate the Nuvi board, or does so. The VMS can take the maps I use in Ozi so particularly useful offroad. VMS handles Bluetooth phones too. It too plugs into the Toyota loom.

Yes, I am talking about the Toyota mapping and I have seen prices suggesting a hefty premium for a Yota part number. I find it pretty extraordinary marketing that Sensis doesn't have a better marketing arrangement for the newer upgrades than just buy a new one, throwing out the old.

Am about to send you a MM with phone numbers, mate. Understand that movements aren't final yet. Mine aren't either except I will be in Melbourne July 3/4th.
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