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Hi Guys,

I'm new to RangeRovers.net, this is my first post, although I have been reading the MKIII forum over the last few weeks.

I've just bought a 2006 Range Rover SC on 38K miles from a Land Rover dealer. It's lovely, the black paintwork is perfect and the ivory leather is untouched. Its my first Range Rover and I'm so pleased with how it looks, feels and drives.

Having owned a Mercedes ML for the the past 5 years, I'm not new to driving a 4x4, nonetheless the Range Rover feels massive. However, despite it's size, it pulls like airplane taking off when it needs to.

My first question relates to the integrated speed camera warning system. It beeps when I'm approaching a fixed speed camera, and it seems to beep continually if I edge over the limit when in a specs area. It even beeps when the infotainment system has been turned off.

1) Is the speed camera warning system part of the Navigation system or is it a separate device?
2) Can it be silenced?
3) If its separate from the Navigation System, how do I update it?

Best Regards,

JustinP
 

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Must be an aftermarket radar detector installed in your car, AFAIK Range Rovers don't come with a "speed camera warning system" - definitely not here in the US, anyway. Perhaps it's your Park Distance Control system acting up... `)
 

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justinp said:
Hi Guys,

I'm new to RangeRovers.net, this is my first post, although I have been reading the MKIII forum over the last few weeks.

I've just bought a 2006 Range Rover SC on 38K miles from a Land Rover dealer. It's lovely, the black paintwork is perfect and the ivory leather is untouched. Its my first Range Rover and I'm so pleased with how it looks, feels and drives.

Having owned a Mercedes ML for the the past 5 years, I'm not new to driving a 4x4, nonetheless the Range Rover feels massive. However, despite it's size, it pulls like airplane taking off when it needs to.

My first question relates to the integrated speed camera warning system. It beeps when I'm approaching a fixed speed camera, and it seems to beep continually if I edge over the limit when in a specs area. It even beeps when the infotainment system has been turned off.

1) Is the speed camera warning system part of the Navigation system or is it a separate device?
2) Can it be silenced?
3) If its separate from the Navigation System, how do I update it?

Best Regards,

JustinP

I think you may be refering to the speed limit warning...you should be able to change the settings through the menu on your navigation screen. You have the option of turning it off or raising the limit so it doesn't go off unless you go over the set limit.
 

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I think you may be refering to the speed limit warning...you should be able to change the settings through the menu on your navigation screen. You have the option of turning it off or raising the limit so it doesn't go off unless you go over the set limit.

Hi Guys,

Thanks for taking the time to reply, this beeping is most definitely a speed camera warning beeb, maybe it was only an option in the UK.

Can anyone from the UK confirm if they do or don't have this feature?

Cheers

Justin
 

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I was very intrigued by this post yesterday and spent quite abit of time looking around. I can say there is definately nothing in the owners manual about any kind of camera warning system. In order for such a gizmo to exist there would have to be some kind of built in long distance radar/laser detection system. Other than parking assist no such item has been offered yet through LR. Now there are certainly after market bits available for radar and laser. There are also Sirius speed camera subscriptions that provide an audible warning as you approach a known camera.
 

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Is it part of the navigation system? My aftermarket GPS warns of speed camera locations.
 
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I have no idea what it is. What I can tell you with almost certainty is no manufacturer currently would be prepared to make such a stance against speed control devices such as speed cameras by having a factory fitted detector fitted to there vehicles. In some areas of the US and I beleive many in England, radra detectors are illegal to use. (Although last I heard there was a challenge to those prosecuted with using them under the wireless and telegraphy act as there was no interception of any message in the radar signal)
 

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They are not radar detectors, they are GPS based locators warning of permanent, stationary speed traps (which have been around for prob 30 yrs here but are now becoming relatively prevalent in the US too - at least they are in my home state of MD).

My portable Garmin navs have had this for years, but I'd still be quite shocked if LR offered this feature ex-factory. For the earlier BMW based navs, speed trap warnings can be owner-integrated into the POI's and given an audible warning (NOT available from LR). The MK4 systems need to have a new map DVD burned to do this and, although I don't know for certain if this works at all on the (slow) MK3 systems, I assume it's the same - just with map CD's.

AFAIK, this is not possible with the later touch screen navs. This was one of about 10 reasons why I opted to retrofit the earlier nav system to my RR rather than the later as BBS Spy is doing (ultimate entertainment upgrade thread ).

Interesting stuff... Justin, I'd be very interested in hearing more about this on your car. As I said, I was under the impression that adding this was not possible.

Here a pic and article showing MD speed traps and other bits of amusing news:
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/uk-spe ... nd-photos/


I've actually got nothing against permanent speed traps - if it reduces the number of normal (temp) speed traps the cops set up, all the better. Here in France they have permanent speed cameras all over these days. Funny thing is, the anti-big-brother lobby got a law passed that makes the gov set up warning signs before each speed trap. So if you're paying attention while driving (as you should be!), there is no prob. Drive normally (20kph over), see sign 'Vitesse contrôlée', slow to speed limit, pass camera, accelerate to normal. :p In addition, the cameras are generally HUGE - and they have to be marked with signal paint for 'safety' reasons... :lol:
 

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Mystery Solved!

I took a close look around the equipment in the boot to see if anything looked aftermarket, and I first noticed a small speaker on right hand side and GPS / GSM antenna on the left. The wires disappeared behind the boot panels, but desperate to solve this mystery I removed the said panels and found the unit in question.

Its a Smart Nav telematics device for fleet management with optional speed camera warning system, the camera database must be updated over the air which is great, but the down side is there is a monthly charge for doing so. I've emailed Smart Nav to find out how much it would cost to keep the speed camera alert part up to date along with the stollen vehicle tracking.

A quick google confirms how it works...

With Smartnav SafeSpeed, audible beeps alert you to zones monitored by fixed, variable or multi-camera detectors (also known as Specs). If you continue to drive above the speed limit, you will hear continuous beeps until you slow down to within the specified speed limit.
Combine this with the optional Touch-Screen it will clearly display the speed you should be going in large digits. A true licence saver! For only £8 per month.


So I'm please to confirm that I'm not going mad, and no its not my parking sensors acting up LOL.

Best Regards,

Justin
 
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