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Do we have real-time traffic on 2012 XC60 NAV system? THX.
From what I've been able to tell during travel (I do not live in a major metro) it looks like we do in major metros...it will display yellow or red arrows indicating traffic congestion on various roads. However, I defer to others more knowledgeable than I to elaborate further or debunk my statement/observations, if applicable.
 

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Have others been happy with the rerouting that the Nav does to avoid congestion? I followed it several times. Once it seemed that the congestion had disipated by the time I got there or it was never that bad. Another time the rerouting seemed like it took me longer than the traffic jam.
 

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Have others been happy with the rerouting that the Nav does to avoid congestion? I followed it several times. Once it seemed that the congestion had disipated by the time I got there or it was never that bad. Another time the rerouting seemed like it took me longer than the traffic jam.
That's an interesting conundrum. I have gotten that message several times. Once I didn't follow it b/c I knew how short my travel would be even with congestion. The other times I have followed the amended route, but how woud I know how bad it would have been if I had followed the original one?

I knew yesterday about a slow convoy traveling over the Atchafalaya bridge (over a swamp and once you're on, no getting off) so changed my own route. It took navigation about four fruitless "make a legal U-turn" before it gave up and rerouted me. However, when it could have cut back over to I-10 E it re-routed me b/c of that convoy.
 

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Have others been happy with the rerouting that the Nav does to avoid congestion? I followed it several times. Once it seemed that the congestion had disipated by the time I got there or it was never that bad. Another time the rerouting seemed like it took me longer than the traffic jam.
It all depends on the proposed route and how bad the traffic jam is.

I am on the road a lot and, primarily, in San Diego, LA and Riverside counties. Typically, I will accept its recommendations 90% of the time especially if the deviation is not huge.

Another time, I was returning from Torrance area to Northern San Diego area. By the time I ws approaching the Irvine/Laguna Hills area, I encountered severe traffic, more than the typical Friday late afternoon traffic. It is summer time and 1/3 of LA seems to head south to San Diego...

So, for kicks, I plug in my destination to see what the system will tell me. Instead of rerouting me through Orange County, it asked me to get back on I-5 north (!) and go up to I-15 and then head south...a 50-mile trip ws going to be a 95-mile trip.

I know the area well so I plunged through the back roads of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. Once I ignored the system's constant rerouting for at least 4 or 5 recommendations, it took me through the coastal highway and through San Clemente thus avoiding 95% of the bottleneck at San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente areas (I-5 south) and took off. Again, I went through some long stretches with stop lights etc but I was moving. At the end, I estimated that I would have arrived at my destination within 5 minutes of either trip. One would have been much longer but highway while the other (the one I took) was shorter, a lot more lights but...more scenic!
 

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Have others been happy with the rerouting that the Nav does to avoid congestion? I followed it several times. Once it seemed that the congestion had disipated by the time I got there or it was never that bad. Another time the rerouting seemed like it took me longer than the traffic jam.
Volvos NAV is as good as my Garmin , which has lifetime traffic and maps. I can't ask for much more than that.
 
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