Originally Posted by Driv200
Anyone have this feature added to their Genesis? Testing a Lacross CXL, this feature was really neat. The test drive route took us on a highway and the NAV beeped and showed a traffic jam 4 miles ahead. I exited early and paralelled the 4 mile traffic jam without delay. This was cool. Just saw where the Genesis allows for this XM upgrade. Have not heard of anyone with it yet.
I have it in my car, and I love it.
1. In order for "Geraldine" to talk to me about a traffic jam, I must have a destination set. Otherwise ..... (see below)
2. When the "Traffic" Icon in the upper left corner of screen is lighted, and you push down on the DIS Knob, then push "Nav Traffic", it shows you where there is a delay, or an accident, etc. BTW, this has nothing to do with number 3 below.
3. If your area of the State you are in gives information to XM, you will see Green, Yellow or Red (GYR) lines along the roads on your map, showing that traffic is Light (G), Medium (Y) or Heavy (R).
2 and 3 above do NOT need the Navi destination to be set.
2 and 3 above are completly independent from each other. That is, you could have one, (either one) and not the other on your screen.
There are more areas that carry the Traffic icon (2) than the GYR lines (3).
On my various trips, I often drive in areas where the GYR lines don't show up, due to the local areas not informing XM. Sometimes, when I have no GYR lines, but am getting close to a State Line, such as when I am driving South on I-95 in Georgia, and getting close to Florida, I will not have the lines in Georgia, but I see that once I get into Florida, I will have them.
Lastly, the GYR lines only show up when you have the map screen set to less the 4 miles. Screen set to more than 4 miles will not show the lines. That distance (4 miles) shown on the upper left icon means that the distance indicated by the little line under the number, is the distance of shown. (4 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile, .5 mile, .25 mile, 700 feet, 300 feet). It does NOT mean the distance to the edge of the screen.