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    Grand Master TheFlyingBanana's Avatar
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    Terrifying SAT NAV Traffic Info Message this afternoon!

    Well, this one caused a bit of a heart in mouth moment!

    Driving back this pm, and suddenly this message flashes up on the car info screen!


    [IMG][/IMG]


    Anyone here live between Bedford and Rothersthorpe?

    Are you still with us?

    Was it the Russians?






    If anyone can shed any light on this I'd be intrigued! And did anyone else get this message?
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Iíve got my tin hat on, just in case... the missing photo is all part of the conspiracy as far as Iím concerned.


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    I had a similar message a few years ago on the Audi Sat Nav system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    I had a similar message a few years ago on the Audi Sat Nav system.

    To be fair, if that stretch was bombed itíd likely improve the area.....

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    i read something about this before. if your system uses FM signals for update info, hackers can broadcast messages within a certain radius of their transmitter.

    found it, old but same thing...

    https://www.cnet.com/news/dont-let-y...stem-fool-you/

    Bullfight :)

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    For one, Iím disappointed it was not Ali trying to contact you through your in-car GPS. Oh well..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Normunds View Post
    No photo
    There is - try accessing the page via a browser rather than tapatalk - which can often be a bit erratic.

    Then youíll be able to see it in all its terrifying glory.

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    I can imagine a message like that triggering some flash-backs for a WWII vet driving along in his Audi and getting back in the role of air-shelter warden in the middle of the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerworrier View Post
    i read something about this before. if your system uses FM signals for update info, hackers can broadcast messages within a certain radius of their transmitter.

    found it, old but same thing...

    https://www.cnet.com/news/dont-let-y...stem-fool-you/

    Bullfight :)
    Thanks for this - my first thought, well my second actually (!) was that it might be hackers.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    That made me LOL! :-) Vision of Stukas dive-bombing motorway cones and averaging speed cameras came to mind.

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    Fantastic Alex, I like the fact that 21 first century technology can still go bananas, I'll ask a friend who's an electronics wizzard if he can produce something like that, I'm already smiling thinking about what I'd put on the sat-nav's screen............
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