Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

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Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#1 Post by adilothman » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:11 pm

Revisiting this again :

Speed limit indicator was successfully tested on Beta 2009.5 in Melaka but we are not rolling it out for the public release. Again, what are user sentiments on the usefulness of this feature?

(FYI: Under Tools - Settings - Navigation - Speed Limit, there is a choice for Always Off, Over Speed Limit and Always On. So depending on your choice,a round speed indicator will appear on the map).

Our problem is simply this : a stretch of intra-city highways can have variable speed limits depending on stretches even though the entire highway is rated as 90km/h. So we have to cut the highway into multiple parts to cater for special areas where the speed limit differs.

The indicator is not as intrusive as the Speed Alerts POI's so personally (for me) it is nice to have. No buzzing, no sound - just a small indicator. It's just that it may not be accurate at some parts of the highway. If we are to insert this, we may need to amend the EULA to disclaim the speed limit indicators.

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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#2 Post by Zeus73 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:21 pm

:thumbsup:
I think I did ask about this many months ago... Still support this idea...

And the best thing is, I don't have to change my nuvi to enjoy this extra feature... :mrgreen:

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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#3 Post by adilothman » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:35 pm

If we are to do this, then our thinking is that we set the speed limit based on the overall speed limit class of the highway. E.g. we set North South Expressway as 110km/h, NPE as 80 km/h, DUKE as 90 km/h etc etc and disregarding the fact that some sections have slower speed limits.

It is easy enough to split highways to cater for different speed sectors but it will have an impact on Exit Info display (every subsequent exit will be identified in red text instead of white and it doesnt look nice).
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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#4 Post by chick » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:55 am

adilothman wrote:If we are to do this, then our thinking is that we set the speed limit based on the overall speed limit class of the highway. E.g. we set North South Expressway as 110km/h, NPE as 80 km/h, DUKE as 90 km/h etc etc and disregarding the fact that some sections have slower speed limits.

It is easy enough to split highways to cater for different speed sectors but it will have an impact on Exit Info display (every subsequent exit will be identified in red text instead of white and it doesnt look nice).
I support the idea to just set it based on overall speed limit class instead of sections. Afterall, the exception sections are usually just 10km/h lower.

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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#5 Post by Zeus73 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:33 am

chick wrote:I support the idea to just set it based on overall speed limit class instead of sections. Afterall, the exception sections are usually just 10km/h lower.
That's true maybe for Singapore only...

In Malaysia, for NSHW, section around Malacca is lower by 20Km/h... Not sure about the rest of the highway...

I too also support the idea for this initial start... Then maybe we make the necessary change according to requirement later...

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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#6 Post by adilothman » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:43 am

Melaka stretch is 90km/h all the way across the entire state. That one can be easily tackled by Wsian
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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#7 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:48 am

IMHO, this is a good to have vs a must have feature. The graphical indication is just not intrusive enough for us to grab our attention, especially if your Nuvi Map Detail is set to "HIGH". I prefer the MSM Speed alert on highways whose audio gives a better indication of speed limits. However this feature is useful on minor roads where it lets you know you exceed the speed limit of the road.

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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#8 Post by ace » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:42 am

I generally follow the speed of the cars around me.... so the speed limit is not an important factor....in bright day time....that is.

But in night time, without other vehicles around.... :mrgreen: the possbility of going over the limit is very high.

And like what Silverbeauty says.....it has to be able to get our attention to serve any purpose at all.
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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#9 Post by aceedburn » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:22 am

I support this and feel it is an important feature to have!
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Re: Speed Limit Indicator (Revisit)

#10 Post by tuan_jamil » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:16 pm

Fully support this feature 110%... agreed with bro SilverBeauty... will be extra nice with audio either on highways or minor roads...

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