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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?
 

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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?
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 direction:p
 

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sorry for my lack of knowledge but what is the map system based off of? google?

Nothing can beat google, especially with all the extra things that come with it which is why using your smartphones GPS (google) beats ALL, only downside is it kills your data plan
 

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actually my NAV is working nicely... my only gripe is that once on the local roads, streets i need to turn onto come up pretty fast after I'm told to turn on to them
 

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The Q50 nav looks very similar to the one in my '08 RX350. That one often makes mistakes. There's one particular error (repeatable) that makes a 20 mile error. The Q50 doesn't make that mistake. Let's face it, all nav units make errors, time to time. At least they don't try to brake or steer the car... Oh!
 

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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?
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.
 

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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.
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.:D
 

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Doesn't like your accent. :rolleyes:

Tall buildings sometimes mess with GPS. That may be the answer.

So far it has worked flawlessly for me.
 

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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?
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.:D
 

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Not happy with the q50 Navigation system. I understand these systems cant be perfect but I was hoping that this $1400 system will fare better than my $200 handy Garmin I use in the other car.

I know my home is a mile straight north, then turn right and left into complex. It makes my enter right into another complex a mile in advance, make 4 turns within the complex, then turn right, make u-turn and then right into my complex. Neither it is shortest or fastest route, just can't figure out what logic it's trying to use.

Another - when on a selected route, and i get off the route onto another road, due to blocked traffic ahead, it takes ages for the nav to provide alternate route / switch route. First it tried for a mile to insist on making me take u-turn and go back. Only After couple of miles, it appears it realized that the route I had taken was also good and can lead to my destination, the alt route map kicked in.

Now I know this alt route well so I am good on this one, but what if I am in an unknown city really needing the nav to help me, then this thing is just unreliable.
 

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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.

My big problem is the Voice Recognition. Works great until it doesn't recognize your POI. Then what?
 

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Arrows right, audio wrong

I took my Q50 to Destin, FL from Atlanta and I had a Garmin as backup. Twice I noticed that the Q50 "said" turn south but the arrow on the display and of course the Garmin said turn north. It pays to look at the screen and not listen to the audio. The funniest incident and thank God I had the Garmin, was the Q50 said turn right, and then said make a U turn and then said make a U turn. Heck could have been in that same block for weeks!
 

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....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....
 
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