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Old 09-18-2009, 08:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
Yeah, I've always wondered about the logic in those route-finding programs ever since the time I tried (just out of curiousity) to see what it would give me as the best route from my home (a ways south of Reno) to San Jose. Instead of the direct and obvious route (395 South to Calif 88) It told me to drive half an hour north and get on I80 west, thus adding at least 50 miles and an hour to the trip.
Tried one myself a few months ago also on a long trip.

Got on the freeway and set the cruise control.
The satnav is silent since I am now on the freeway and will be for about an hour or so. Naturally after a while I forgot it was even there.

About fifty minutes later this voice tells me:
"Turn left at the next off ramp"

Scared the living daylights out of me !

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