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Just posting an interesting thread from the Audi Nav+ Yahoo forum regarding a European RNS-E with a US map DVD.


I have posted a picture of my EU RNS-E with the US map at Although it's
a bad scale, the I90 is red with yellow center (as you said).
Smaller streets are not shown in that picture because of the scale.
If I look at one of the first US RNS-E pictures posted on
(, the
interstate looks exactly the same, red and yellow.

I will connect my EU RNS-E tonight (still waiting for my cables,
can't test in the car) and will try to get the same map shown on the
EU unit as shown on the US unit here

--- In [email protected], "Dave Meyers" <[email protected]> wrote:
> No, that's not true.
In night mode, the roads that are red on the US unit are yellow on
the EU unit, the interstates are blue on the US unit and Red/Yellow on
the EU unit, and the roads that are yellow on the US unit are gray on the EU

In day mode, if you compare the screenshot of Chicago posted on with the one I took, it looks totally different.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: proxusgroups [mailto:p[email protected]]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 11:55 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: [AudiNav] Re: YES!! My RNS-E"C" is working in my 2002 A4

Actually colrs are the same on US and EU maps. He just made his picture in NIGHT MODE. You can set it up whatever way you want:

like in this pictures here:

--- In [email protected], "rziaahmadi" <[email protected]>

So everything is there, but the colors are different?

--- In [email protected], "Dave Meyers" <[email protected]>

What I find interesting is that the POI icons are included in the map disk
(probably LOADING.KWI) but the colors and styles of the streets come
>From the firmware. For example, expressways are blue on US units, but yellow
and red on the EU units.

European streets look the same when you insert the EU DVD.

-----Original Message-----
From: rziaahmadi [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 11:22 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [AudiNav] Re: YES!! My RNS-E"C" is working in my 2002 A4

so what is the verdict? can others with the EU units match
These maps?

--- In [email protected], "Justin L. Ogden"
<[email protected]>
Pictures are posted. see: <>


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Meyers [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:33 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: RE: [AudiNav] Re: YES!! My RNS-E"C" is working in my 2002 A4

Justin's going to take a look at my area on his USA version and let
me know.
-----Original Message-----
From: rziaahmadi [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:17 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [AudiNav] Re: YES!! My RNS-E"C" is working in
my 2002 A4 Do you think this is a problem with the EU unit? The map
data is provided by navteq. Is it possible that navteq has just
done a poor job of updating in your area and thats why there really
isn't much differece between the nav+ and the RNS-E? The biggest
Advantages that I heard of is screen size and speed of the unit, and
Better "looking" maps.

--- In [email protected], "Dave Meyers"
<[email protected]>
Well, I also upgraded to EU 0100. While it made streets appear in big metro areas, no side streets appear at all in my part of NY.
Also, the EU Nav still looks totally different than the screen shots on For example, there are no red roads at
all on mine. The biggest reason I went through the trouble of replacing my Nav+ with the RNS-E is because of the poor map coverage on the Nav+,
and I'm still in the same boat with this one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin L. Ogden [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:21 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: RE: [AudiNav] Re: YES!! My RNS-E"C" is working in my 2002 A4

I see no missing streets. I'm not really familiar with what you mean by missing streets, though. I'm really impressed with the detail on the DVD nav
system. I messed with the CD based Touareg nav while checking those out and the RNS-E is an order of magnitude better! I see all the small side streets
in my small central PA town, back mountain roads, and streets in down town State College. I've yet to travel any where in a larger metro area. It
was able to find various friends/relatives addresses in Kansas City, MO; Laporte, IN and rural Georgia.

I don't see small streets and roads until I zoom into a scale of 600 feet per division.

-----Original Message-----
From: fritzner98 [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 4:10 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: [AudiNav] Re: YES!! My RNS-E"C" is working in my 2002 A4
CONGRATULATION!!!.. so glad it is working!!..

Justin, are you having the same missing streets problem??..
--- In [email protected], "coreyparry"
<[email protected]>
wrote: Well, I'm impressed. My RNS-E is working perfectly albeit with some
interesting quirks. The colors are great and the accuracy is amazing. Entry is easy. Storing and selecting destinations is also easy. This means installing a RSN-E "C" is a simple swap out with the proper harness. I did absolutely no VAG-COM
work or tire size entry. It was all pretty straight forward.

I have the "missing streets syndrome" however, the same as everyone else. In normal views all major streets are
shown. If you ZOOM in, to see the streets in a tract of homes, the street
Names show, but not the graphic. You are not able to tell if the
Streets are cul-de-sac's, dead end's or through streets.

When speaking directions the narrator initially gives an incorrect command. I.E.: when traveling a long distance (30
Miles in my case) the voice narrates, "Prepare to exit left ahead".
Only problem, I know the exit is on the right. From that point on, the directions are spot-on: "Prepare to exit right toward Crown
Valley Parkway, ahead". "Prepare to exit right toward Crown Valley Parkway 300 yards ahead". "Exit to the right now, toward
Crown Valley Parkway".

The same error is made with left side exits. They are initially given "right" and from that point on, they are
correct. I wonder if the first "you're getting close" message is scripted and still working from a EURO command? As you near the
Intersection and the split screen shows detail, the commands are
accurate. Not a big deal, but interesting.
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