Or you could just replace it with a KGL unit for less outlay and get a better outcome ?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.
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 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.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.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 see the sim slot and will use it later today and report what can be done with itVW 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?
Now that's weird, i hope this isnt the case.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.
So i need a firmware upgrade from the dealer first?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.