Originally Posted by tllapointe
We just finished an 1,800 mile trip from Maine to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
Less than 100 miles into New Brunswick, on a 4 lane divided highway (Rt 1), I got the dreaded GPS message "You are entering an area with unverified roads". Rt 1 disappeared from the map. The car icon appeared to be traveling in an area with no roads.
I travel the route between Boston and Saint John, New Brunswick (where I grew up) at least twice a year. New Brunswick has been building a new major highway between Saint John and Calais over the last 5 years or so.
Every time I take this trip I update my Garmin, hoping that they finally added the new highway. Every trip my Gamin thought that I was off-roading and kept trying to tell me how to get back on the highway. It took them about 2 years after the highway was opened to add it. There are sections of the highway that were not completed until this summer, which Garmin is currently missing. Garmin and Uconnect both use NavTeq maps.
NavTeq is owned by Nokia. Navteq updates their in-vehicle maps once a year and it looks like it costs about $150. Garmin provides map updates every 3 months, or so, for their portable units.
In-Vehicle Navigation Systems Updates
Most in-vehicle map updates are available about once a year and are sold as CDs or DVDs that replace your current map.
It looks like they have released 2013.5 and 2014 maps for 2012 and older Jeep models but nothing for 2013 or 2014 models.
It also looks like some owners with the 8.4N/RB5 system have figured out how to update the maps using the Garmin map updates. But, I don't think that anyone has figured out how to do this with the 8.4A/RA3 or 8.4AN/RA4 systems.