How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

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SammyD
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How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

Post by SammyD » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:22 pm

Yes folks it can be done or... at least the SatNav thinks so.

There is a mandatory 40mph HGV (over 7.5 tonnes) speed limit on the A75 between the A74(M) and Stranraer.

Really? Yes really and especially when you have a 40 tonne truck up your backside and you are doing 55mph...

But every time you pass one of the speed limit signs "40 mph (7.5t)" the SatNav switches from 60 mph limit to 40mph. There you are.. instant transformation into an HGV. It only lasts a few hundred yards and then reverts.

Good eh. The Here Map people must know some secret sauce to make our cars into HGV's... /s /s /s
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Re: How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

Post by NightFox » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:43 pm

I'd say it's the other way round - the I-Pace sign recognition sees the sign and thinks it's an HGV, but after a few hundred yards the satnav tells it to get a grip so it changes back to 60.


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Re: How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

Post by Goshdarnit » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Yeah I think Nightfox is right. It seems to me that it’s just sign recognition. It’s an issue with any conditional sign. The countdown markers to a 30 limit: car just sees the 30 and not the 3/2/1 countdown. 20 mph when lights flash: car just sees the 20 part of the sign. 40 for HGVs: car just sees the speed limit portion. Happens with all of these weird signs.
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Re: How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

Post by SammyD » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Hmmm... You might be right about that.

It is a shame that the 40 limit for HGV's isn't enforced though. They are almost non stop along that road all night.
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Re: How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

Post by scm » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:16 pm

SammyD wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm
It is a shame that the 40 limit for HGV's isn't enforced though. They are almost non stop along that road all night.
If it was enforced they'd be there for even longer! ;)


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Re: How to transform your I-Pace into an HGV - instantly

Post by TeslaDriver » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:59 pm

I have that problem with a nice 50 MPH roundel on the A1 north of Peterborough. Stupid car doesn't read the bit on the rectangular yellow background "In 1/2 mile" ...

I reckon Highways is going to have to change all that street furniture ...


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