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The SUNA Traffic Channel

The SUNA Traffic Channel

On what devices is SUNA available?

SUNA has partnered with a number of GPS manufacturers, including major brands such as TomTom, Mio, Navman, Garmin and Pioneer. Not every GPS device from these companies is compatible with SUNA, but generally the newer models are. Look for the SUNA logo on the sales packaging to help aid your choice.

Some of GPS units include the required TMC (Traffic Message Channel) antenna in the sales package, while others require this to be purchased separately.

Keep in mind that many of the compatible models require the latest map updates to be purchased before you will be able to use the SUNA Traffic Channel. Some GPS manufacturers offer these map updates for free if your unit was purchased in a particular time frame; they usually incur a cost otherwise.

Below is a full list of compatible models, including any required extra costs or additions:

  • TomTom GO 930 (TMC antenna included in sales package)
  • TomTom GO 720 (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149 — requires Sensis WhereIs 15 map update)
  • TomTom ONE (4th Edition) (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149 — requires Sensis WhereIs 15 map update)
  • TomTom XL (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149 — requires Sensis WhereIs 15 map update)
  • TomTom ONE (3rd Edition) (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149 — requires Sensis WhereIs 15 map update)
  • TomTom ONE XL (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149 — requires Sensis WhereIs 15 map update)
  • Mio Moov 370 (TMC antenna included in sales package)
  • Mio Moov 360 (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149)
  • Mio Moov 300 (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149)
  • Mio DigiWalker C720t (TMC antenna included in sales package — requires latest map update)
  • Mio DigiWalker C520 (TMC antenna optional: AUD$149 — requires latest map update)
  • Pioneer AVIC-F900BT (TMC antenna built into unit — SUNA traffic not available until 2009 following map update)
  • Pioneer AVIC-F500BT (TMC antenna optional: AUD$199 — SUNA traffic not available until 2009 following map update)
  • Navman S90i (TMC antenna included in sales package)
  • Navman S80 (TMC antenna optional: $TBA)
  • Navman S50 (TMC antenna and cradle optional: $TBA)
  • Garmin model compatibility TBA

SUNA is also available as an integrated optional extra on various new Ford vehicles. When purchasing the satellite navigational system ($2290), the SUNA Traffic Channel is included on the FG Falcon, selected FG Falcon Utes and on the entire Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) FG model range.

How much does it cost?

There are no ongoing subscription costs for using the SUNA Traffic Channel. If you purchase a SUNA-compatible GPS device that includes the TMC antenna in the sales package, using the service is completely free as a lifetime subscription is part of the bundle.

If you already own a SUNA-compatible GPS device but you need to purchase a TMC antenna, a subscription to SUNA will be included when you buy the antenna. For example, Mio’s retail package for a TMC antenna ($149) includes a lifetime subscription to use the SUNA service. This is compatible with Mio’s latest Moov 300 and Moov 360 units.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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