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I live in Toronto and recently got a new vehicle with XM Satellite radio. The car has support for traffic and the service seemed to work for the first day or so. Since then, whenever I try to access the traffic, I get an error "NavTraffic subscription required". Phoned XM Canada and they say the traffic service is not available in Canada and couldn't say when it would be.

The XM Canada web site says "More information about XM NavTraffic® coming soon!". Don't know how long it is has been like that.

Does anyone have any inside info as to when this service will be available in Canada? Or why it isn't here already, since it seems to work from a technical perspective?
 

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XM Canada has been talking about this service for at least the past couple of years. It appears they're in no hurry to offer it.
 

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I have an XM Canada subscription and was able to add it to my account about 2 years ago for my built-in nav system.

The information is quite limited for the Toronto area. They used to provide traffic flow info for the Gardiner and Lakeshore -- but in the past 2-3 months only Gardiner traffic is being provided.

No traffic info for DVP / 400-series highways.
 

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Well, then it sounds like an epic failure. No 400/DVP coverage? WTF?

I get better traffic data from the Traffic Eye app on my BlackBerry.
 

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I get Navteq on my Garmin and it's always trying to send me around traffic on the 401 that doesn't exist at 1am. It lights up red with a 30 minute delay and tries to send me down the 403. Then I drive right on through at 100km and carry on. Really causes doubts about it's accuracy and I know I'll get burned sometime when it actually has correct traffic info and I end up sitting there cursing LOL. Not sure how it gets it's info, but hopefully if XM or Sirius get it here, it is more accurate or reliable.
 
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