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does it mean that the GPS systems update their position with the satelite more often than the rns-e? shjouldn't that make it more accurate?

also i'm wondering.. how does the rns-e know which way our car is facing?
 

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I know the Garmin had some advance unit that can take speed signal from the car. The website claimed, with the speed signal and the internal compass inside the unit, it can provide a simple navgation without the true Sat feedings.
 

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i thought the garmin ones you just stock on the windscreen or dash.. no connections neccesary except for the optional power
 

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I used to use a Garmin all the time, and then a TomTom - but would find that as it only used satellites (the units just clipped onto the dash) you would lose your signal in built up areas and in tunnels. Navigating in Brussels for example was impossible as you are in and out of underpasses all the way into the city centre - by the time it had gotten a signal again, you were lost. :lol:

The speed signal, combined with the compass built into OEM Navigation systems mean that the car will continue to navigate fairly well even in the absence of a GPS signal - something impossible for a TomTom or Garmin.
 

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An Alpine sat nav system I had on a Mercedes RV needed a speed signal too.

The speed signal and internal gyros are to provide "Dead Reckoning" i.e. some idea of you location and direction when you are in a tunnel, between tall buildings or in a parking garage.
 
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