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IVA-NAV-10 Map/firmware update

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by Bob L, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Bob L

    Bob L Junior Member

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    Last summer when my Alpine unit said it was time to upgrade I asked the folks at Tesla about it and they pointed me to this web page:

    Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

    I couldn't find anything about my unit (IVA-NAV-10) so I called Alpine's tech support number. The fellow I talked with didn't know if the INA-W900/INA-W900BT map update would work in my unit, but that one would be available in three months. When I called back last fall I was told it would be three more months. When I called back last month I was told (yep you guessed it) three more months while they convert to a new delivery system.

    Any of you roadster drivers been down this road?

    Bob L
     
  2. Jaff

    Jaff Active Member

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    For this reason, but more importantly, more flexibility and processing speed, I am replacing my Alpine unit with the Parrot Asteroid Smart (a la Mark in Hong Kong) in a couple of weeks...
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I bring a Garmin along when I need to navigate...
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I agree. Probably not worth spending the $100 for a map update on such a bad NAV.
     
  5. bart513

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    How much is the Parrot including install?
     
  6. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Roadster 1305

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    Alpine Update

    Back in May 2012, I ordered, received and installed an upgrade to the Alpine Unit:

    ine Item Name Qty Price ExtPrice
    ----- ------------------------------------------------- ---- ---------- --------
    NVD-W901 SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR INA-W900 1 99.95 99.95
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    Total: 99.95

    It worked fine. Other then map updates, the only new feature I recognized was a new "cancel route" button to more easily cancel the route you were following.

    I ordered this off the website without trouble. I have looked for a newer update since but without success.

    David
     
  7. Jaff

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    I think the unit itself costs around $599 USD...the install depends on what you're having done.

    I am setting the car up with a Sierra Wireless Aircard as opposed to tethering from my phone...the Aircard is around $150 plus another (optional) $50 for an appropriate external antenna...I will also be replacing some of the speakers as well, so I figure I will be around $2,000 - $2,500 in, depending on which speakers I choose...

     
  8. bart513

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    Thanks Jaff.
     
  9. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    About $500 from Amazon, plus $150 for backup camera, plus $350 install. Total I paid was around $1,000.

    Now, my time at $500/hour x N days ... ;-)
     
  10. bart513

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    I already have the backup camera:)
    I know it's in the threads SOMEWHERE but the advantage over the Alpine?
     
  11. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    The Alpine backup cameras are proprietary. So, a little converter box is needed to make it standard.

    Advantage of Parrot is it is Android. Hence, spotify, tomtom, google maps, waze, tunein, etc.
     
  12. Jaff

    Jaff Active Member

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    Consulting fee $500 / hr, eh?...the cheque is in the mail...:wink::biggrin:

    Seriously,:biggrin: we Roadster owners owe Mark a huge debt of gratitude for trailblazing this (and other functionalities) for us!!!

    Cheers Sir! :smile:


     
  13. bart513

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    I'm using Apple products so Idk about the Parrot. Regarding Mark he is a God send to our Roadster community. Smart, makes himself available, not a selfish bone in his body! Thanks Mark as always.
     
  14. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Aw, shucks (blushing)
     

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