2.9.0 released

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* Now using HwR road graphs for map matching and speed limits
* Same-road alerting effectiveness much improved
* Same-road lookahead path displayed on alert map, color coded to class of alert(s) ahead, limited to 3 miles (5 km) at this time
* Speed limit decrease ahead detection, with alert map marker and optional announcement
* Reverse Geocode settings screen replaced with two new screens: 1) Speed Limits, 2) Location Info
* Two additional frequency boxes for Ka band (5 total)
* Custom colors for frequency boxes
* Overlay positions saved after flicked to new position
* Long press audio icon toggles global app mute
* Auto check for available upgrade to connected V1 Gen2
* Bug fixes

Many thanks to @ferius for allowing all JBV1 users to benefit from the HwR road graphs he built and hosts, for helping me get started with using these road graphs, and for being available to answer so many questions. Please consider donating to him to help with hosting costs and to reward him for his fine work. I have, and I hope you will, too.


Screenshot showing a lookahead path with a threat ahead:

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Example of a marker for a speed limit decrease ahead:

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This update is not yet live, but it should be by tomorrow morning.

JB
 

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Here we go again! Thanks @johnboy00 ! Wow is right!
 
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quick question.... so openmaps is no longer accessed?
oh, and thanks!
 

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As I understand it (not having updated to 2.9.0 yet) OpenStreetMaps is still available, but there will be extra data usage in running both sources.
In the screenshot above at the bottom of the screen where it says "I-40, Guilford, NC"; that's OpenStreetMaps info. (Unless something has changed since Johnboy00 and I discussed it)
 
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So we can choose which map to use I guess - lol, didnt realize that's my county from the pic
 

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That's my understanding. I'm looking forward to this!
OSM is pretty decent once set up in common areas but it's at the whim of anyone that wants to change it and has enough access.

About 1.5 years ago, someone had changed entire counties in SC to read "Indian Land" instead of whatever they are called. I had to go in and report that to get it fixed.
Speed limits are sometimes off in smaller areas too.

I have a "priority level" that I've applied to the three four sources of speed limits that I drive with.

The top one is always Visual sighting of the sign ;)

The remaining three tend to fight for dominance but I frequently put OSM's speed data in last place. Those three being:
VVaze speed limit data (I have seen a lot of progress in it over the years and it's fairly reliable)
The car's camera-reading of speed limit signs (Once in a while it's way off as it might say 100 in a residential area, and it can miss a sign if a truck is in the way, etc.)
OSM's speed limit data. (There's less certainty with this and less data overall)

Ferius's data promises to be on par with VVaze's speed data and I'm excited to see what the new data presents in a driving experience. :)
 

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Road names come from HwR map data, which is based on OSM, so the road names will look familiar. City, county, and state names are retrieved from OSM like before. If you turn off all options related to city, county, and state names, OSM will not be queried.
 

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I haven't followed the HwR thing closely, does it cover international?
 

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