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So I'm cruising the highway, music blaring away (playlist from USB stick), and the music suddenly stops with a warning chime. I immediately looked at the gauge cluster looking for a message, no message. I look over at the UConnect screen and their sits a message; "Warning; Disabled Vehicle Ahead". Sure enough moments later, I pass a couple of vehicles on the shoulder.
I'm approaching three years of trouble free driving and have never received a message like this before.
Curious, anybody getting these kind of messages? And why am I getting it now? 馃
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Sounds like some crowd sourcing GPS app running in the background.
So I'm cruising the highway, music blaring away (playlist from USB stick), and the music suddenly stops with a warning chime. I immediately looked at the gauge cluster looking for a message, no message. I look over at the UConnect screen and their sits a message; "Warning; Disabled Vehicle Ahead". Sure enough moments later, I pass a couple of vehicles on the shoulder.
I'm approaching three years of trouble free driving and have never received a message like this before.
Curious, anybody getting these kind of messages? And why am I getting it now? 馃
The system is fairly new technology (I think it is called HAAS) and you usually only find it being installed on vehicles operated by large well funded agencies. Were you traveling in a different area than usual? Maybe you local agencies are just starting to install the transmitters in their vehicles? Out here in my part of the USA, I don't think anyone is using it yet.
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It could be Sirius Guardian. If you got the navigation, Sirius Guardian comes free for five years. It includes traffic and weather.

On my JL it used to warn me of wind storms 300 miles away. It was very annoying. So I disabled the app with the Tazer.
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It probably just updared
It could be Sirius Guardian. If you got the navigation, Sirius Guardian comes free for five years. It includes traffic and weather.

On my JL it used to warn me of wind storms 300 miles away. It was very annoying. So I disabled the app with the Tazer.
Yep- exactly what I was going to say. Your Uconnect might've just updated (mine did) so this feature may have been turned "on".
Me too Aldo. the high wind warnings drive me NUTS. It's always windy where I live.
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Stellantis announced this update a few months ago on some performance car sites. It came out as a forced update. You can delay it a few times but it will update. And the update was released to vehicle equipped with the Uconnect 4 systems by region in large batches so that not all vehicles with the Uconnect 4 system will not receive the update at the same time. And im not sure if this affects particular UC4 software versions or all UC4.

Some of the Charger crowd contacted the Dodge rep and provided their VIN to start the process of deactivating the Emergency Vehicle Alert System alerts (EVAS), because of its annoyance.
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Here's the web site for HAAS. And here is the info from Stellantis. Stellantis鈥 Emergency Vehicle Alert System (EVAS)
After reading both sites, I believe that's exactly what it was; HAAS being implemented.
It happened on Hwy#407 which is a privately owned toll highway that runs the east/west expanse of Toronto, north of the city. I have used it dozens of times over the years. The highway uses state-of-the-art transponders for users and believe they were among the first in the world to implement the technology. One of the "407" Vehicles was providing aid to the troubled car. Fun Fact; the Government of the day sold the highway to a Dutch conglomerate for billions of dollars because they needed the cash.
I deliberately mention the USB stick in the post because I don't have SiriusXM, and wasn't listening to AM/FM which can carry messages on the sub carrier frequencies.

Thanks for information.
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After reading both sites, I believe that's exactly what it was; HAAS being implemented.
It happened on Hwy#407 which is a privately owned toll highway that runs the east/west expanse of Toronto, north of the city. I have used it dozens of times over the years. The highway uses state-of-the-art transponders for users and believe they were among the first in the world to implement the technology.
Yet taking my rear plate off before the cameras defeats this "state of the art" system!
Yet taking my rear plate off before the cameras defeats this "state of the art" system!
Good luck with that....vehicles are watched in real time. Police will either be waiting for you or giving chase.
Good luck with that....vehicles are watched in real time. Police will either be waiting for you or giving chase.
It works though! Another good one is putting a Quebec plate on - those ones they sell at gift shops in Quebec work great. If my tax money was used to build something that the gov't sold for profit and charges us exorbitant prices to use, especially with the 401 being as terrible as it is, then it's not unreasonable to do shit like this. The 407 should've been a toll-free road that is used alongside the overcrowded 401 in order to reduce traffic.
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After reading both sites, I believe that's exactly what it was; HAAS being implemented.
It happened on Hwy#407 which is a privately owned toll highway that runs the east/west expanse of Toronto, north of the city. I have used it dozens of times over the years. The highway uses state-of-the-art transponders for users and believe they were among the first in the world to implement the technology. One of the "407" Vehicles was providing aid to the troubled car. Fun Fact; the Government of the day sold the highway to a Dutch conglomerate for billions of dollars because they needed the cash.
I deliberately mention the USB stick in the post because I don't have SiriusXM, and wasn't listening to AM/FM which can carry messages on the sub carrier frequencies.

Thanks for information.
Transponder systems have been in use for 20+ years . Pretty common.
Licence plate readers(LPR) technology is getting more accurate.
Fun Fact; The #407 was the first all electronic toll highway in the world. It opened in 1997.
Now it's sending me messages. :cool:
It could be Sirius Guardian. If you got the navigation, Sirius Guardian comes free for five years. It includes traffic and weather.

On my JL it used to warn me of wind storms 300 miles away. It was very annoying. So I disabled the app with the Tazer.
Mine gives me wind warnings
Mine gives me wind warnings
Wind warnings, or breaking wind warnings?
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Wind warnings, or breaking wind warnings?
There's no warning when breaking wind. It's like the game of turtle. Lock the windows and see who can hold their breath the longest.
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It鈥檚 a new feature. Mystery solved:

Looks very similar to the alerts Waze has had for years.
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