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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.
Or you could just replace it with a KGL unit for less outlay and get a better outcome ?
 

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Well the US versions do not have a slot for 3G card else need to enable the WLAN to connect the 850 to the internet to get live traffic / other updates from Google.
 

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newer Google intetegration...

Well the US versions do not have a slot for 3G card else need to enable the WLAN to connect the 850 to the internet to get live traffic / other updates from Google.

I sure hope we hear a little more on what is possible here. It would be awesome if VW would make it possible to utilize your mobile's connection for data sharing, via the Bluetooth connection you already typically have anyway. Otherwise, most of us do have the CD/SSD card slot or MMI connectors in glovebox that they could utilize.


All this would be too helpful/easy though - they will want to promote people "upgrading" their Toaureg in full that want new tech.
 

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The RNS 850 has WLAN chip built in, which apparently can be enabled from the green menu, you should be able to connect it your cellphone with hot spot mode enabled. This should suffice for live traffic and any other updates.

With WLAN enabled on RNS 850 you could connect to home network in the garage to pull in any massive updates needed for Google functionality.

Not sure if the 2015 Touareg RNS 850 has a different hardware setup !

It is going to be a wait and see.
 

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Yes, Volkswagen will obviously want to use the 2015 updates to promote the purchasing of a new Touareg and therefore will not make it accessible to upgrade older models. But this is Clubtouareg.com - If the 2015's use the "exact" same RNS-850's I guarantee forum members will find a way to upgrade, bypassing Volkswagen of America. If the hardware is the same, the software can be modified.
 

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Now that the 2015s are starting to show up in North American showrooms can anybody confirm exactly the details of the Google Earth, Street View etc....upgrade to RNS850 if any? I've not seen or heard many details. It would have been nice to have Apple Carplay or Android Auto but I don't think that's in the works. My T4 is in transit so I guess I'll find out first hand soon enough.
 

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Now that the 2015s are starting to show up in North American showrooms can anybody confirm exactly the details of the Google Earth, Street View etc....upgrade to RNS850 if any? I've not seen or heard many details. It would have been nice to have Apple Carplay or Android Auto but I don't think that's in the works. My T4 is in transit so I guess I'll find out first hand soon enough.
I have a MY2015 QS5 which is supposed to have this ability and doesn't. The VAG group have very poor in car technology, which I am not sure if this is done on the basis of wanting the driver to drive or just buying VAG is about German engineering not electronic gadgets.
 

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Now that the 2015s are starting to show up in North American showrooms can anybody confirm exactly the details of the Google Earth, Street View etc....upgrade to RNS850 if any? I've not seen or heard many details. It would have been nice to have Apple Carplay or Android Auto but I don't think that's in the works. My T4 is in transit so I guess I'll find out first hand soon enough.
VW Aust and a local dealer confirmed that the Aust spec T4's does not come with Google Services.:(

Are there different RNS850 units for different markets, some with 3G sim slot and some without?

Was really looking forward to using this feature. Hope there is a way of enabling this via VCDS.

Can anyone in Aust confirm if we get a 3G sim slot, overwise enabling WLAN may be the only option?
 

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Have a 14.5my with sim slot, useless, as it kills the Bluetooth connection to you phone. I was hoping that my data sim
would supply functionality for other applications eg: hot spot. But the system believes it's a phone sim and won't connect
to my Bluetooth on iPhone 6.
Interestingly Audi with the same system have a software update that fixes this, but asking VW I got that strange distant look.
I'm getting use that look!
 

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I recently bought a new Touareg with face lift. There is RNS850 with Google maps and Google POI search option in NAV. There is a unit in glove box to insert N.2 SD memory cards and SIM slot. These are good, however I found a big bug. If you insert SIM card, NAV uses this one only even to make a call. Ignore bluetooth connection with iPhone. In this case no possible to use Hands Free call via your mobile. You have call via fixed SIM card. If you remove SIM card, iPhone can connect via bluetooth but in this data connection lost. Because NAV suppose to get data via bluetooth which is not possible for iPhone and many recent phones.

I don't how can I fix this problem. I know that some user was able select to be connected both. But I could not find it.
 

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VW Aust and a local dealer confirmed that the Aust spec T4's does not come with Google Services.:( Are there different RNS850 units for different markets, some with 3G sim slot and some without? Was really looking forward to using this feature. Hope there is a way of enabling this via VCDS. Can anyone in Aust confirm if we get a 3G sim slot, overwise enabling WLAN may be the only option?
I see the sim slot and will use it later today and report what can be done with it
 

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I recently bought a new Touareg with face lift. There is RNS850 with Google maps and Google POI search option in NAV. There is a unit in glove box to insert N.2 SD memory cards and SIM slot. These are good, however I found a big bug. If you insert SIM card, NAV uses this one only even to make a call. Ignore bluetooth connection with iPhone. In this case no possible to use Hands Free call via your mobile. You have call via fixed SIM card. If you remove SIM card, iPhone can connect via bluetooth but in this data connection lost. Because NAV suppose to get data via bluetooth which is not possible for iPhone and many recent phones. I don't how can I fix this problem. I know that some user was able select to be connected both. But I could not find it.
Now that's weird, i hope this isnt the case.
Nav should use the data from the sim and bt phone should be via the mobile.
Will spend some time on this later today if i can find some time
 

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Ok inserted a sim into the slot and played around and you are right! If the sim is inserted the system it disconnects any bt connection and gets tied to using data and telephone from the inserted SIM!!! Now this sucks!!!
I didn't get much more time to play around and see what really is the point of a sim in there?
I couldn't see what the data connection adds for maps etc
I could however see that it downloaded some data not sure what exactly.
Now how do we fix this issue and get the system to use data only from the inserted sim and keep the telephone bt connection??
 

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I found this: Bluetooth Phone and Dashboard Data SIM Card I did exact the same of instruction, still not fixed. In fact, Audi MMI 3G and RNS850 are same. I arrived green menu, enabled the option. But I could not arrive to select phone to make a call. Try, if you succeed, let us know.
So i need a firmware upgrade from the dealer first?
 

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