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Old 26th June 2024, 11:19 AM
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Default 2024 software update and maps ordered, along with SIM card

I've ordered, from TheNavMan.com, a 2024 Software and Map update bundle.
Also I'm expecting a SIM to arrive imminently.

So applying these to my 2015 D4 W12, and installing the SIM, can I expect topographical maps etc to work? The phone under the armrest? Access to other online services? Etc.

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Old 1st July 2024, 03:53 PM
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I have an update...
I received 3x SD cards (System / Maps / Activation).
The Engineering menu was activated by pressing CAR first, and then BACK, and held for a few seconds.
The System update took about 30 minutes, then I did the same with the Maps update which took about an hour. I don't believe I needed the Activation SD card, it made no difference to the message "A valid license is required to receive online traffic data", so I asked the NavMan support about this and the reply was as follows;
"TMC functionality has stopped working on all Audi vehicles with these systems as of a couple of months. Trafficmaster who provide the service discontinued without warning and Audi are aware and there is no fix for the issue at present. The only way this can be fixed would be with a modified maps release in future to change the provider to an alternative. There is lots of talk on the Audi forums regarding it. From latest news these units have also been discontinued by Audi meaning no further updates are being released".
So I'm going to cancel the SIM which I bought for the car as it's pretty useless, especially as 3G has been turned off and 2G will not support Google Earth anyway. My best option now is to get one of the CarPlay / Android Auto replacement units and do a retrofit.

Anyway. Hope this helps someone.
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Old 1st July 2024, 09:55 PM
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"A valid license is required to receive online traffic data"
I have online maps in mine, I updated firmware and maps a few years back. The license is from Audi. Until last year it was free via a phonecall.... albeit a faff as Audi UK always said its not available on my car and I had to almost beg them to push it through....
Last year it became an annual cost available through the myaudi app. I blagged it for free last year but guess I will have to pay if I want it again. Funnily enough I've just had an email reminder from Audi UK about it expiring later this month
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Old 2nd July 2024, 06:20 AM
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Interesting, thanks. I know companies have to make money but stuff like this should be freely available IMHO.
Anyway, I'll get the upgraded retrofit soon.
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