Autoroute - to buy or not to buy?

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  1. jaygee

    jaygee Funster

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    Is this worth buying?
    We are doing a 2 month trip to Europe and won't always be able to get internet conections to sort out sites etc, have a few books & maps but was wondering whether to invest in this?
    There seems to be different versions? or varying different prices at least £35 - £80
    The more expensive one looks like it has a GPS locater - do you have to be online to use this ?Edited:
    On one site I have just read that "GPS functionality requires a GPS device that supports NMEA 2.0 or later and an available USB port." does TomTom support this?
     
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    Hi all map point and auto route mapping progs are stand alone you don't need to be online, they both take a GPS sensor, (cheap on ebay), then work like a satnav with the car moving alone the road instead of the other way around. /However they do not automatically recalculate if you miss a turn. You must instruct it to recalculate.
    You can add poi sets easily and there are loads out there. Including Cs, CL's aires, stellplatz etc.
    hope that helps.
     
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    Roger, I think you find that the 2010 version of Autoroute, you do not have to instruct it to reroute, it does it automatically. One version comes with the GPS in the box.

    You do not need to be online. Autoroute shows the big picture, exactly where you are on a map. Great programme. As Roger said there are lots of POI's out there. A lot on this site to download, if I remember correctly.

    We use Autoroute2010 in conjuction with Tom Tom. I highly recommend Autoroute 2010.:thumb::thumb:

    Lesley
     
  4. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    As do we, ie Autoroute for route planning and co-ordinates, and TomTom Truck Europe for navigation using the Autoroute co-ordinates.

    If you look around, you won't need to buy it. :coolthumb:

    Pm me if I can help.

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    Autoroute does not do sites out of the box. You may be able to pick up some POIs to do this.

    But I know one that does, the ACSI DVD:

    http://www.vicariousbooks.co.uk/acsi.htm

    Not as good a map as Autoroute and does not link to a GPS module to show you location but it's got a shed load of sites listed. Buy the book as well if you want site discounts.
     
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