When lost, Old Way was that you always ask two different people for correct directions, thinks haven't changed- now you ask car Nav or the smartphone for correct directionOn two trips now, my navigation got me to the right area but was about a mile away from where I needed to be. Luckily I had my iPhone on me. I put the same address in my phone and Siri got me to the right place. Anyone else having issues?
Navigation is right about 3/4 of all trips.On two trips now, my navigation got me to the right area but was about a mile away from where I needed to be. Luckily I had my iPhone on me. I put the same address in my phone and Siri got me to the right place. Anyone else having issues?
No technology is perfect. Your post reminded me of when I moved to Tennessee, and was looking for a new Ameriprise advisor. I gave the address to MapQuest, and it gave a location that was off by a couple of miles, east of the Interstate, instead of somewhat west of it. So, I'm not surprised by these errors. I now use Yahoo Maps for locations.Navigation is right about 3/4 of all trips.
Just one example:
Tried to pick Lord&Taylor as POI. Drove there and did not find anything. Then entered exact address found on L&T web site and got to the same wrong spot.
Traced it down to half right address: 609 North Ave, Westfield, NJ (even on their own web site!)
In fact it's 609 North Ave West and GPS in Q50 is giving you 609 North Ave East instead. I was thinking POIs should be based on GPS longitude/latitude coordinates, not street address. Disappointed.
Just checked Google Maps: show correct location North Ave West
Apple Maps: show BOTH(!) locations 609 North Ave West and 609 North Ave East
MS Maps: incorrect same way as Q50 pointing to 609 North Ave East
This whole situation is completely retarded because 609 North Ave East belongs to different city Garfield. When I enter exact address this fact was completely ignored.
True story: Many years ago, when my brother was registering for college, he was told that he should register for a speech class because of his "New York Accent." (We grew up in Miami). Maybe the InTouch system was created by the counselors at that college.I spoke a few addresses into the navigation for addresses within New York City and was sent to wrong locations, some several blocks away. Anyone else with these issues?
No, I think there are several cars now that have it, but none in the "luxury sedan" segment. Off the top of my head, I THINK they have them in the new Mazdas, but I'll have to double check..Yes, my experience has been that the Garmin's routing is superior. Too bad nobody has it built in. Anyway, ours is still pretty good.
....make a U turn and then said make a U turn. Heck could have been in that same block for weeks![/QUOTE said:I have observed that too that it has affinity for U-turns. Navteq must really like the Q50s quick braking, turning radius and super fast acceleration....