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    And yet for all the interference they generate, no one seems to be able to get a reliable, high-quality signal from them. Live onboards have been spotty at best, the live timing is constantly broken, position updates once every 10 seconds (at least from what WRC+ users can see on the map).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    And yet for all the interference they generate, no one seems to be able to get a reliable, high-quality signal from them. Live onboards have been spotty at best, the live timing is constantly broken, position updates once every 10 seconds (at least from what WRC+ users can see on the map).
    You ever tried using GPS up in the areas where rallys take place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by logic View Post
    You ever tried using GPS up in the areas where rallys take place?
    What's the excuse when the terrain is billiard table flat, like Sweden?

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    Trees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnybobiche View Post
    What's the excuse when the terrain is billiard table flat, like Sweden?
    Have you ever been to a world rally event?

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    I don't think GPS is an issue these days with 24 satellites, I've never had mine drop out unless I'm in a deep tunnel so must be something else, the map wasn't this slow last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruNorway View Post
    I don't think GPS is an issue these days with 24 satellites, I've never had mine drop out unless I'm in a deep tunnel so must be something else, the map wasn't this slow last year.

    Exactly, I have never ever had any issue with GPS in the mountains around RMC stages (except obviously for tunnels). There is often no GSM signal but GPS works always.

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    Trees?
    Hmm, 1/3 of my country is forest and I normally use GPS on my trips through them. Never had any issue.


    I guess the issue is not in the GPS signal but in the way how the GPS position is transmitted to the rally HQ. I mean the GPS unit is in the car but it has to communicate with the rally HQ and for that it needs working connection. I guess here lies the issue. Here in CZ we use mobile GSM transmitters around stages to cover 100% of them for safety reasons but even then I can imagine the signal isn't continuous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logic View Post
    You ever tried using GPS up in the areas where rallys take place?
    gps makes a connection with satellites high in the sky. so unless you're in a faraday cage,a rock tunnel, or a thick concrete building, getting gps signal shouldn't be a problem.

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    just remember that what can be seen on WRC+ is not the same organizer see using tracking system. during this years rallies I follow Rallysafe system and almost no problems with it, splits are coming, gps also, so comparing to what wrc+ offers it's completely different level

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    Has Eric Camilli to Volkswagen R5 been reported anywhere?

    I follow him on Instagram and spotted he replied to a comment on a post which asked what his plans were. I put it through Google translate and it said:

    "Yes we hope to ride soon for M-Sport with the same ambition. You have to be patient and prepare yourself carefully to hope for a place. In addition, we have the opportunity to drive for Volkswagen in parallel on 2018 and participate in the development of the Polo R5."
    My rally photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94998505@N03/albums

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