Updating navteq gps maps
Its a deliberate ploy on behalf of satnav manufacturers.See our comments on this development later in this article.If something goes wrong you can wipe the whole tomtom or “brick it”.A satnav is not like say a TV set, which can be turned on and off to reset its systems.Just to illustrate what's involved we will talk you through a typical method for adding the "free" hacked maps to a tomtom.This is not meant as a guide - you can find those on many pirate site.They have found perhaps that they are driving through" fields" because the roads are not on their maps.
To actually update a tomtom you will need to do the following: 1.
A few year ago - tomtom tried to make a move and take the business "high ground".
In a bid to guarantee their future (in the satnav market) they tried to buy up (for a world beating 2 billion) the main map maker - Tele Atlas.
They get the maps, crack them, copy them and distribute them on the Internet – so we can all use them !
You may have heard the term "bricking" a device or satnav ?
Drivers on all the major roads of Europe, people at computers assembling and adding changes - its a huge industry.