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Just an FYI that the I-Pace windshield appears to block getting a satisfactory GPS signal on two different types of radar detectors that we've tested. Still picks up radar and laser alerts fine. But you don't get an actual speed displayed on the radar detector because it never acquires a GPS lock.

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You have to use the cutout area right next to the mirror for any electronic device(including toll passes) you want to receive signals from outside the car. They don't apply the UV coatings to this area for that reason as whatever they use blocks a lot more than UV light.
 

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Hmm. The one time I tried to use Google MAPS so far, I did get a "GPS Signal Lost" report every so often, but it picked it back up and seemed to work fine. But, that might explain why the phone was audibly complaining.
 

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You have to use the cutout area right next to the mirror for any electronic device(including toll passes) you want to receive signals from outside the car. They don't apply the UV coatings to this area for that reason as whatever they use blocks a lot more than UV light.
By "cutout area" do you mean the areas on each side of the mirror with the electric grid for defrosting the windshield? Otherwise, there is no visible area on the I-Pace.
 

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Is this spam?? GPS receivers require unobstructed, line-of-sight access to the satellites so hiding this in your trunk clearly wouldn't work.
This is no spam..
in case you haven't noticed... the I-Pace trunk has large rear window and it seems less isolated than the front wind shield.

But if you dont' believe me.... I couldn't care less
 

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My XF was exactly the same. I tried two different radar detectors, neither receiving GPS. When I paired the radar detector with the app, it seemed to work fine and all the functions work through the app. It appears to be the same in the iPace so far with me.
 

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So can your standard cell phone GPS/map function in the car if placed in the center console?
 

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Same issue here. My old Samsung S6 does not like the I-Pace panoramic roof.
Thus leading to no GPS at all. Pretty annoying as I'm used to have Waze to warn about fix speed cams !

Following suggestions above, I gave a try to a Bluetooth GPS receiver and put it in the trunk. In fact I took a GPS data logger. An Holux RCV-3000.
First, in Europe there is not that much options about such equipment. Since all cellphones are GPS enabled, the market for Bluetooth GPS receivers is now a niche.

What is nice that the Holux is that it has a real physical ON/OFF switch. So I leave it ON all the time.
When the car goes off, it continues on the Holux battery. I don't have to worry about switching it on or off. I will try to even remove the battery of the Holux. It is useless as permanently connected to the car.

Then on the Android cellphone, I installed an app called 'Bluetooth GPS'. Enabled the so called MOCK GPS provider in the android developer options.
As result, in the car, no matter using the cellphone only or using it through Android Auto, I'm connected to the GPS receiver.

Finally, as I'm quite lazy, I also installed an Android profile application called 'MyProfile'. The app start and stop 'Bluetooth GPS' automatically when I enter in the car. For this it rely on the Jaguar Bluetooth OR the Holux Bluetooth connection. It also shut it down automatically whenever I leave the car....

All seems working so far pretty well...
 

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Mine works just fine
I suspect that connecting your phone to the car's bluetooth also connects the phone to the car's gps receiver (for the built in navigation system). I have no way to verify this but it's what I would've done if I designed it

this would explain why your smartphones don't have gps issues in the car
 
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