Sat nav upgrade - Kia Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1
Drives: Sportage 2012
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thread Starter (Thread Starter)
Thumbs down Sat nav upgrade

Hi, I am a new Kia owner having bought a new Sportage 3 SatNav a couple of weeks ago.

Over all I'm very happy but the sat nav is lacking some basic functionality that I find really annoying.

I find it hard to believe that Kia are not planning to upgrade this system for the UK.

I could live with the ridiculous semi post codes issue but a far bigger problem for me is the lack of speed camera alerts. I'm not a speed demon but I live in London where there are hundreds of stupid speed cameras and this is pretty basic functionality that has been around for years.

I have emailed Kia customer services but only got a very unhelpful reply stating 'we have no plans to upgrade this system'.

I can't be the only one complaining about this? Surely?
Cobbers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Member
 
Niklas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 42
Drives: Kia Sportage
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Default

This is the reason why I didn't wanted the stock satnav installed, felt that my iphone with navigon did a better job.
Niklas is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Expert
 
twinscroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 555
Gallery: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)

Default

I'm surprised there are satnav units with speedcameras listed; they don't come on cars here. Maybe you're used to aftermarket units?

There are aftermarket "head" units to replace the satnav/stereo. IIRC they're just Windows CE without the usual OEM limitations. If they accept various map files, you could probably import speedcamera data. There's a sticky in this forum, particularly about the Witson aftermarket unit.
twinscroll is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Kia Forum > KIA Models > Kia Sportage Forum > 3G 2011+ Sportage

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kia Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On