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sarahbell

where do you put your satnav

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2 minutes ago, Dipsy said:

That's interesting, most people I know with windscreen mounted ones put them in the middle at the bottom. 

That's where most car manufacturers put the built-in ones too.

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2 minutes ago, blobloblob said:

That's where most car manufacturers put the built-in ones too.

But that is covered when the car passes its construction regs so is okay.  

I'd guess the 'reasonable' position would be anywhere not swept by the wipers.

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3 minutes ago, blobloblob said:

That's where most car manufacturers put the built-in ones too.

Ban all car sales! Mercedes Mazda Audi without looking, all latest models all have them popping out of a hole above the vents.

FFS whats wrong with these peope?

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7 minutes ago, blobloblob said:

That's where most car manufacturers put the built-in ones too.

I think  they are generally sited lower than a windscreen mounted one - my Mazda is.

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1 minute ago, dgul said:

But that is covered when the car passes its construction regs so is okay.  

I'd guess the 'reasonable' position would be anywhere not swept by the wipers.

I have my android phone running Waze on a magnetic stump right where the above mentioned manufacturers have put theirs. And i'm the bad guy. Terrific.

Perhaps dibble would prefer it if i used the Garmin and ended up in a farm yard in west wales?

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4 minutes ago, shindigger said:

Ban all car sales! Mercedes Mazda Audi without looking, all latest models all have them popping out of a hole above the vents.

FFS whats wrong with these peope?

The 'popping up' thing is stupid -- what exactly is it meant to achieve?  

They might as well just integrate it properly into the dashboard.

Just now, Byron said:

FAKE NEWS

I think this is probably right, but the police love easy targets so I'd imagine there'll be a fair few people stopped and prosecuted before there's a test case to dampen down their enthusiasm.

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1 minute ago, dgul said:

The 'popping up' thing is stupid -- what exactly is it meant to achieve?  

They might as well just integrate it properly into the dashboard.

I'm guessing the benefit isn't the popping up, it's the retracting into being concealed.

Recent Mazda 3 are known locally for having their windows broken because their Sat Nav looks like an I-Pad has been left on the dashboard. Similar also are Toyota Yaris and Renault Twingo.

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It's in the transparent pocket on my tank bag. On my bike of course.

15 minutes ago, dgul said:

I'd guess the 'reasonable' position would be anywhere not swept by the wipers.

This is the point of that tweet AIUI; not sure what law or regs it comes from though. When I drive the wife's car, that's where it is.

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Just now, onlyme said:

Same I believe as Satnav as long as not actively pressing buttons. 

I could be wrong, but I thnk it is different. You can't use a phone, but you can use a sat nav.  I can only think it is designed to make it easy to get a prosecution for any misdemeanor should the police wish to.

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3 minutes ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

I'm guessing the benefit isn't the popping up, it's the retracting into being concealed.

Recent Mazda 3 are known locally for having their windows broken because their Sat Nav looks like an I-Pad has been left on the dashboard. Similar also are Toyota Yaris and Renault Twingo.

They'll not be attractive if they're integrated.

IMO it is just a fancy thing because people have had to remove their standalone satnav all the time because of risk of theft and got fed up with it -- so are immediately impressed by the 'hide automatically' feature, even though it actually serves no logical function.

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Just now, Hopeful said:

I could be wrong, but I thnk it is different. You can't use a phone, but you can use a sat nav.  I can only think it is designed to make it easy to get a prosecution for any misdemeanor should the police wish to.

My satnav is shite compared to waze on my phone.

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Just now, Inoperational Bumblebee said:

It's in the transparent pocket on my tank bag. On my bike of course.

This is the point of that tweet AIUI; not sure what law or regs it comes from though. When I drive the wife's car, that's where it is.

It is in a recent highway code as a 'must not obscure vision' and a must in the highway code is something the police can hassle you about.

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5 minutes ago, shindigger said:

My satnav is shite compared to waze on my phone.

Yep, I use Waze or Hero on my phone stuck on one of these in the middle of the dash just above the radio and below the level of the windscreen. Fuck 'em

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