navigon tunnel issue bug

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TwoBytes, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    I mailed Navigon about this but no reply so presume they are not bothered...this was months ago before the update so they didn't fix it.

    When you are going into a tunnel, navigon displays an image to show you are

    Problem is, when you come out of the tunnel, the display takes ages to realise you do. It's almost like the software estimates that you are still in the tunnel going at your average speed before you entered (much like tomtom which you'll understand the countdown feature if you used TT) and doesn't bother checking the gps to see you are outside with sky above you. I've tried this in slow traffic coming out of a tunnel and normal driving speed.

    Worst thing yet - you can't even tap the screen to show the next direction post tunnel which would be a big help. Say you have to make a quick turn outside of a tunnel, you wouldn't know until you've passed it - you should be able to do this to see where you should be/what lane you should get into.

    Try it for yourself. I hope navigon sort it out with one or both of these fixes;
    -show the next direction out of the tunnel
    -software doesn't estimate you are in a tunnel - keep checking the sky

    Is this just me?
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    This is not just you. I think all GPS s/w packages work like this.
  3. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    I seem to remember my old standalone tomtom unit doing the tunnel estimate/countdown but it would pickup if you drove fast though the tunnel when it sensed being outside. To me, navigon for the iphone will do the eta regardless if you're out the tunnel early :confused:
  4. myMacRumors macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2010
    No problems with iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 (USA/CAN MobileNavigator 1.6.0)

  5. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    My navigon always gets confused when I drive under another road for even the shortest time. On our trip from NJ to PA a few weeks ago, if the highway went under a local road or if we drove onto an overpass, the phone would say I was now on the other road. My old stand alone gps never does that.

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