Saab ng9-5 2021 Map update (v5)
New 2021 maps for your European Saab 9-5
We’ve been working on these maps for a while, and now we’re ready for launch!
Prerequisites: E800 SW installed on your navigator before replacing the HDD. (SW available here)
And if you send back your original drive you’ll get a 200 SEK Store Credit! But it is totally fine if you want to keep your original drive too!
If you send back your drive we can also extract your old .mp3 music from it and upload it to the cloud for you to download, making it possible for you to keep your files. If music has been recorded from CD we’re not able to extract it since no converter for these files exist (blame Sony).
Maps will be delivered on automotive grade disks, ready for drop in installation. Once you’ve tried it out, decide if you want to keep your original as a spare, or send it back to us for the 200 SEK store credit (inc VAT)
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK,
Voice control are limited for controlling eg. radio etc. (However we’ve found that this function is seldom used, since response is slow on the function) and not all languages has full speech functions. Some road exits has graphics that might not show correctly
v4 from April now has simpel graphics for exit on highways, and more of the 3D exits are improved.
v5 from has more audio functions (some road names etc)
|Dimensions||15 × 10 × 3 cm|
|Removal of center panel (video)|
|E800 SW (.zip)|
Questions and answers of the customers
A No, that's simply not true. I gained access to these drives in 2015, providing the newer 2013 maps at the time. I also found the matching map-data for this current base in March 2019, and began pre-developing... but due to high work load at the time and I didn't have time to finish (with debugging, the same bugs that are still in the system today.) - hence I opted out for the 2018/2019 maps. However, what did happen, is that a customer wanted his 2019 maps (from the "competitor") updated to my 2021 maps, which I did, and a human mistake of mine just copied and replaced the files, leaving one file of the previous filesystem on the updated drive. And this drive was unfortunately used as a "master" disk for some units. I also want to clarify that I presented the 2021 maps weeks before they did, and I also have proven myself in the understanding of these system, being able to make units to ship without the customers original drive, and even extend the file storage for music, and removed yet an other bug in the system. What I won't do, is to follow their example in smear campaigns against competitors - it's unworthy of the Saab community. I also believe that Facebook groups and Saab forums is made for Saab enthusiasts and not for companies as marketing platforms or in worse cases, smear others.
A No, SSD is not compatible with the HW unfortunately - however the Automotive disks are very rigid and designed for this enviroment, they seldom fail.
A Yes, we're running our trial on this subject now and it seems to be working (20GB instead of 10GB), however the HDD for this is more expensive so please contact us for a quote.
A No, you don't have to send your original disk back, we're perfectly fine with customers who want to keep them just in case.
A Yes, as your HDD is replaced, however - if you send your original disk back , we'll extract your old .mp3 music for you and upload on a cloud storage for you - this way you'll get to keep your original .mp3 songs. However we're not able to extract music recorded from CD since they're compressed with an old Sony atrac compressor that there is no converter available for.