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Sat Nav using post code seems to only take me roughly to where I want to be.

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  1. RileyTW10

    RileyTW10 New Member

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    The Sat Nav in my early 2015 250E keeps taking me to within a mile or so of where I want to be and telling me I've reached my destination. I always input the postcode and no other car has ever done this with such regularity as my MBE. is this a common problem?
     
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    do you get the option of inputting the street after you select the postcode ?
     
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    Do you put the full address in or just the postcode? What GPS do you have, COMAND or Map Pilot?

    My 2016 E Class (COMAND) had no problem taking me straight to the door of pretty much anywhere I wanted to go in Europe, it was the best car satnav I've ever used.
     
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    I just put in the Postcode. Nothing else. It's command.
     
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    No, just the postcode.
     
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    As above , you have the option of inputting the street then number afterwards which is quite accurate
    Country post codes can cover quite a number of addresses
     
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    True, a postcode geolocates to a specific lat-long which is usually the centre of a street or road in a given area. In cities that can be 4-500 yards long, in the country it can be 3-4 miles.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.I guess that's the problem.My maps also seem to be out of date and there are no traffic updates, road speed indicators, or speed camera warnings. Do you know how I get this updated. There seems to be conflicting info on the MB site. My car is a Jan 2105 250 E convertible.
     
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    Have you registered with Mercedes me?
    Live traffic subscriptions can be purchased there..
    However the map updates are free for the first 3 years so depending when in 2015 the car was registered you may be applicable - this from any MB dealer provided service has been done that route
     
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    Thanks. I was trying to register with mobile but didn't have the VIN no. Will do it tomorrow. Jan 2015, so I'm over the 3 years now. I'll see what they say when it goes it for its next service. Thanks again for the advice!
     
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    Thats your problem - it will take you to the centre of the postcode.
     
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    Thanks. I'll look at how I'm using the system. I'm used to a different set up. I must be only entering part of the required data or something.
     
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    The simplest thing is to enter the full address. Postcode, select street, then building number if applicable.
     
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    How did we all manage with just an A to Z ? :rolleyes:
     
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    Sat Nav saved my marriage. My wife gets car sick and as navigator, she would just start guessing until I stopped the car and checked the map....major fight, followed by 3 hours of blissful silence!
     
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    if you just use the postcode without confirming the road name, you could enter a digit wrong without noticing and end up 50 miles away from where you wanted to be.

    If you just use the post code you need to look at the map to confirm the general location looks about right.
     

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