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Old 05-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Can anyone enlighten me regarding the red / yellow colors on these secondary roads.. I am aware of the traffic integration with XM but these aren't covered roads.. I have deselected traffic info and these colors remain... also they are not part of the Google overlay. It seems to have absolutely no correlation to traffic conditions but for the life of me, I have no clue why they are colored differently ( or even at all since most other secondary roads aren't)..
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They are related to traffic, I have the same thing on mine. They're either part of Google Earth or hardcoded into the map data on the harddisk as I'm not using Sirius traffic.
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It is the overlay coming from the MMI maps. It has nothing to do with traffic, but type of road.

Red - Limited access Freeway
Yellow - primary surface street
White - secondary streets

I believe the logic will prefer Freeways and primary surface streets when recommending a route and try to use secondary roads only to get to and from a higher level road unless the estimated time penalty would be too great.
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Now that we are talking about maps. Did anyone get the DVD with the maps?
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Now that we are talking about maps. Did anyone get the DVD with the maps?
Maps come on SD cards these days and must be activated online via Audi dealer. At least in theory...
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Maps come on SD cards these days and must be activated online via Audi dealer. At least in theory...
Ok Thanks, just wanted to make sure they did not forget to give it to me. As all of my previous HDD base navigations came with a DVD.
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It is the overlay coming from the MMI maps. It has nothing to do with traffic, but type of road.

Red - Limited access Freeway
Yellow - primary surface street
White - secondary streets

I believe the logic will prefer Freeways and primary surface streets when recommending a route and try to use secondary roads only to get to and from a higher level road unless the estimated time penalty would be too great.
Well that's kind of what i figured.. how in the heck did you find that out? I searched everywhere and came up with nothing..
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Thanks weth for the info. I've always wondered the same thing.
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It is the overlay coming from the MMI maps. It has nothing to do with traffic, but type of road.

Red - Limited access Freeway
Yellow - primary surface street
White - secondary streets
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This does not agree with my map display. I drive a non-freeway 4 lane that is very busy during rush hour, it always shows as red. Once I get on the freeway, with much lower traffic, the freeway is blue while the exits/entrance loops are yellow.

Your logic seems good, just doesn't agree with my map, which reflects traffic density, although not real-time so it isn't worth much.
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I think when there is traffic info on the highway, it shows 4 colored lines instead of two.
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With all Audi navigation systems in the US it has been this way:
Interstates: blue with a thin red outline
Tollways: yellow with a thin red line
Major roads: red
Minor roads: yellow
Local roads: white
Even smaller roads: grey

With TMC enabled traffic is shown for interstates, tollways and some major roads only, as additional line next to the road. The road being red or yellow has nothing to do with traffic. And even with Goggle Earth enabled, traffic is not shown on all the roads even though Goggle has traffic information for them. Traffic is Sirius based which is only available for interstates, tollways and some major roads.
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