The SW developers either live in a big city and have never been on a dirt road, or they live in India and have never driven a car! But, I'm sure they're all smarter than the average US journalist... or the stranded motorists.It wouldn't be the first time that news reporters didn't have a clue about the subject they were reporting.
The GPS system had nothing to do with their plight. It was either a failure of their navigation software, a failure of the couple to understand the nature of the road(s) that it showed in the route that it calculated, or both.
A while back, I was playing with Google Maps to find the shortest/fastest route to a campground in Shenandoah National Park. I was dumbfounded to find that it was recommending routes into the park via unpaved fire roads - roads that are impassable except by 4WD, and are gated closed, in any case. The developers of navigation software need to pay better attention to what constitutes an actual, usable road.
My work allows us to borrow a GPS for travel. I had never used one so I decided to try it at home before I left. I was heading back into work and set that for my destination. As I got close, I turned into the parking lot which was before the actual building. The GPS issued "recalculating...recalculating" and then told me to make a right to get to a side street to get back to the plant. The issue... the only way to turn right to get to the side street would require driving up a 20' embankment and driving through someone's backyard. There is no street (and has not been one for the 30 years I've been there) to exit the way the GPS directed me.I assume the software would never actually lead someone down a nonexistant street.
Yeah, well, I see people turn down nonexistent streets here all the time. You just have to dodge them.In downtown Milwaukee?!?!?!?
If the navigators are that smart, then they're smarter than the drivers.texas-bill said:Wonder if, in Chicago, the GPS navigators are smart enough to know that left turns aren't allowed, that they need to instruct the drivers to go one block past and make three rights