Sat Nav with live traffic

Apologies if I have missed the discussion on this.

My car, a 2018 Honda, like some others, no longer has live traffic info provided on the Sat Nav.

Is there a reliable list available which shows car manufacturers which currently do have live traffic info?

I know you can use apps on a phone.




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  • TadleyBaggie
    TadleyBaggie Posts: 6,047 Forumite
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    Cheaper to use a free app (such as Waze) then change your car!
  • Ms_Chocaholic
    Ms_Chocaholic Posts: 12,594 Forumite
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    We use Waze and would recommend it.
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  • sevenhills
    sevenhills Posts: 5,871 Forumite
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    Cheaper to use a free app (such as Waze) then change your car!

    I use Waze, can it be installed on the cars own sat nav?
    I have a 2014 Zafira with old maps, I just use my mobile.
  • user1977
    user1977 Posts: 13,950 Forumite
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    Cheaper to use a free app (such as Waze) then change your car!
    Yes, much more flexible just to link your phone to the car rather than rely on the car's inbuilt system. I use Google Maps.
  • la531983
    la531983 Posts: 1,839 Forumite
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    Yes just get any car that has Android Auto/Apple Play capability 
  • oldernonethewiser
    oldernonethewiser Posts: 1,768 Forumite
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    My car has Apple Play.

    No one knows of a current list of cars with inbuilt traffic info on the Sat Nav?
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  • chrisw
    chrisw Posts: 3,408 Forumite
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    BMWs with connected drive have live inbuilt traffic info but I think it's only valid for the first 3 years and then you have to pay. It seems to work ok but I still use Waze connected through Apple CarPlay as it feels more trustworthy and also includes additional information like speed cameras, police and potholes.
  • ElefantEd
    ElefantEd Posts: 1,189 Forumite
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    I just look out of the car window and see how much traffic there is. I can also see speed limit signage and potholes! And all for the low low price of zero pounds.
  • facade
    facade Posts: 7,013 Forumite
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    edited 16 March at 1:13PM
    Honda, Kia, Mazda, Vauxhall  and the VW group (Seat,VW,Skoda,Audi) used Trafficmaster, which is now defunct.

    So pretty much anybody else should still work. (Wikipedia reckon BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Renault, JLR and "others")

    Certainly my Renault Nissan and Suzuki both worked today, although they show different messages which is a bit odd....



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  • Aretnap
    Aretnap Posts: 5,200 Forumite
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    user1977 said:
    Cheaper to use a free app (such as Waze) then change your car!
    Yes, much more flexible just to link your phone to the car rather than rely on the car's inbuilt system. I use Google Maps.
    Is there any product anywhere in the world that provides better value for money than Google Maps? Completely free, and has completely revolutionised how I get around everywhere, from foreign cities to my commute at rush hour. And there are people who PAY for SatNavs?
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