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Traffic and other Infotainment limitations

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I don't know if it's the same in the US, but over here in the UK the Navigation only comes with "historical" traffic information, which seems pretty useless to me? I was annoyed to find that the "Live Traffic" option was greyed out. This was not how the system was sold to me when thinking about buying ("free maps for life based on TomTom with traffic included" was what I was told).

But last night I got it to work! Whilst parked in the garage I switched on the WiFi and connected to my home network. I found that I could now get live traffic and weather, but not any petrol (gas) stations. I was thinking how useless that was when it occurred to me that of course I can set up a WiFi hotspot on my phone, and the phone can provide the data connection. And that's what it says on the website, as well as stating that map updates are only free for 3 years after "locking" to the car after 100km/63miles.

I've found a few other limitations as well...

Not all of my contacts are imported, including the guys at the Fiat dealer that I bought the car from. On the infotainment website it says only up to 1,000 contacts are imported. I thought I only had around 700, but with all the extra ones that Google makes up from emails etc, I've got well over 1,000 and I think that some of the more recently added/edited contacts are not imported. Looks like I will need to trim down my contacts list, there are lots of people in there that I can't remember!

Whilst there is a list of "all calls" and "missed calls" there's no "calls made" list or "calls received" list, and when showing a contact, it doesn't show whether it is mobile, home or work, so when I select the entry, I don't know which number it will call?

When playing back music from a USB stick, the system annoyingly uses the manufacturer's "name" rather than the label I gave to the stick, and still fails to display some of the album art.

On a lot of menus or options, where the "wheel/joystick" can be used to move left/right or up/down, once it hits the end it stays there, so if I want to find "ZZ Top" in my contacts, I can't go "backwards" from A, I have to go all the way forwards to Z.
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I think the Lusso models have all of those goodies.
I've got a Prima, which should include all the Lusso features and mine does not have the lane departure or other features. It does look like they just copied the Mazda site.
Ameridan, yes those you highlighted in red we have but if you go tot the American Fiat site Unknownsir mentioned the features he is referring to are:
CUSTOMIZE DISTANCE RECOGNITION SUPPORT even though it's on the web site, the USA cars don't have these features
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