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I just found out that the 2015 Touaregs are updated. Personally I prefer the look of the current front end (V vs. A) and headlights, but one thing I am envious of is the Google integration.
Google Maps points of interest, Google Earth, and Street View will be on the new NAV.
My question is - Will they still be using the RNS-850?
And will I somehow be able to update my 2014 RNS-850 with Google? If so I may need to pick up a VAG-Com soon :)
 

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From what I am reading in Germany the new model Touareg has the same RNS850 system with new software. There is no reason why the current model RNS850 can't be updated with the same software.
Point to note Audi's MMI 3 which uses the same operating system and maps is possible to load into the RNS850 now. We have a local specialist who is offering an RNS850 update with Audi 2014 maps that include google earth and street view.
 

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Flipper Dog's reply is consistent with a post on this same topic posted over a month ago. I certainly hope the conversion to the Google navigation software is possible through a software update.
 

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AWESOME! This is great news for me.... Now I need to figure out how to update the system on my own as I know the VW dealership

A) Has no idea what I'm talking about
B) Literally can not update my NAV
C) Would make up reasons why it is not compatible
D) They would charge me $$$$$$$$
 

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How about E) Would update it, mess it up, then blame you
 

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I don't think its out yet...most of us are running a rogue version of software in our RNS 850 so I'm betting large that as soon as anything is available we will all be experimenting again.
 

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Has anyone successfully added the new software onto their RNS-850?
I think you need a RNS-850 main unit with a SIM slot for connecting with 3G and get internet access.

Touareg in US has not this slot so far. I do not know the if the 2015 model will have it.
 

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I think you need a RNS-850 main unit with a SIM slot for connecting with 3G and get internet access.

Touareg in US has not this slot so far. I do not know the if the 2015 model will have it.
This makes sense.
So, currently the US NAV gets data from its HDD and satellites; and the Google features will require a 3G data connection?
 

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From what I am reading in Germany the new model Touareg has the same RNS850 system with new software. There is no reason why the current model RNS850 can't be updated with the same software.
Point to note Audi's MMI 3 which uses the same operating system and maps is possible to load into the RNS850 now. We have a local specialist who is offering an RNS850 update with Audi 2014 maps that include google earth and street view.

any chance they could mail me that update for me to install on mine? or if someone could point me in the direction on how to get that in the states.
 

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info from flipper dog on the other thread:


Yes the 2015 will be equipped with Google earth, street view, online POI search, online traffic, connect services and navigation goal picture (well the German models are now).

To get your pre 2015 RNS 850 to work the same you will need the following parts:
- UMTS router
- UMTS stick
- 2A car power adapter
- Power cable
- Nano WLAN stick (802.1n capable)
- 4GB micro-SD (Router operating system pre-installed)
- Micro-SD to SD adapter (to use the micro-SD card)
- 4GB SD card
- 1m network cable (Cat 5e)

Not much change from 1000 euro.
 

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Hey, This is my first post on what appears to be a great forum. I have just received a brand new 2014 toureg v6tdi rline. It's fitted with an rns850 and has a DVD player with 2 sd card slots and sim. The system is running MOST Pull update version: hn+_eu_vw_p0784. My software 0822

I seem to have 3d models on my Nav (like Google Earth) but no google search or Google traffic/maps feature.

Questions

1) how can I update to get the full Google services?
2) where do you guys go for info on the latest firmware/software?

Thanks,
 

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Hey, This is my first post on what appears to be a great forum. I have just received a brand new 2014 toureg v6tdi rline. It's fitted with an rns850 and has a DVD player with 2 sd card slots and sim. The system is running MOST Pull update version: hn+_eu_vw_p0784. My software 0822

I seem to have 3d models on my Nav (like Google Earth) but no google search or Google traffic/maps feature.

Questions

1) how can I update to get the full Google services?
2) where do you guys go for info on the latest firmware/software?

Thanks,
I don't think anyone has successfully added the Google services to <2015 models yet. In this thread there is a list of required parts for the upgrade (mainly data connection).

Not really much more to say, just wait until someone brings some insight. I'm guessing it won't be until a little while after you see some 2015's driving around the US.
 

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Hello,
I found the following thread in the German Touareg forum

WLAN Modul im RNS 850
Did use Google translate on it. It talks off activating the WLAN thru green menu.

It also talks about an update in the Russian Touareg site about a new firmware for RNS 850 called "RNS850 p6077" .

I googled that and there is a link for the firmware in the Russian site below :
Êàðòû 8R0060884BK 6.17.3 (2014) íà RNS850 - Ôîðóì Touareg Club

After this firmware update the following shows up under Settings / Bluetooth & WiFi)

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Some more info. Here is the tear up of the RNS-850 unit. According to the write up

One interesting note is that although the unit features a Marvell WLAN IC, officially RNS 850 does not support WiFi functions.
The Marvell 88W8688 actually supports WLAN AND Bluetooth 3.0 but there is a CSR Bluecore6 IC that appears to be the one that handles the function
So looks like if the WLAN is enabled we could connect the unit to cellphone to insure internet connectivity for Google Map features

Here is the link to the RN-850 tear up.

http://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/2256/volkswagen-7p6-035-670-3g-mmi-unit-by-harman-becker-teardown
 
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