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I was really enjoying my two week trial of Traffic Vizzion, where I can view the traffic cams in my area on my XV6700. Traffic just came to a halt for me because I noticed this write-up of the Evesham BM-6390 Satnav for the UK market. […]

6380_satnavI was really enjoying my two week trial of Traffic Vizzion, where I can view the traffic cams in my area on my XV6700. Traffic just came to a halt for me because I noticed this write-up of the Evesham BM-6390 Satnav for the UK market. The BM-6390 puts my viewing of traffic cams to shame because it not only functions as a GPS handheld; it also alerts you to upcoming cameras for speed traps. Not that I drive fast (or in the UK, I might add), but that function is an interesting use of camera data.

A brief review indicates that the device takes almost two minutes to acquire satellite signals, which is far too long. The integrated navigation system I have my Toyota Highlander Hybrid finds its location in just seconds; after I agree to the annoying EULA, that is. Still for ex-IRL drivers or those who liken every road to the Autobahn, the handheld GPS might be worth 300 pounds. Now if they can just integrate those traffic cams…

  1. Interesting article.
    I’m not positive, but I think they give speeding tickets by camera in the Washington DC area also. Fortunately it hasn’t come to my hometown… yet!

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