Men Know Better than GPS, Women Likewise
A new study into the matter, one of the many, has been conducted by British insurance retailer Swinton. As did most of the studies before, this one too found that men are more likely to be suspicious when it comes to trusting GPS systems (some would say overconfident) than women.
The insurer questioned 3,000 motorists, both male and female, and found that 83 percent of male drivers do anything but what the GPS is telling them to. Women, on the other hand, are a little less rebel, with “only” 75 percent of them doing whatever crosses their mind when it comes to making a choice.
Both men and women slapped words like "untrustworthy" and "inaccurate" on their navigation devices. Even this obviously doesn't stop them from purchasing a GPS; it does, however, push most drivers to carry with them a good, old-fashioned route map.
"A sat nav should aid your own navigational abilities rather than replace them," said Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton, according to National Post.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some drivers have become so dependent on their navigation devices that they crashed while blindly following the instructions given by the GPS. We've seen it countless times and chances are we'll see it time and time again, given the penetration rate of these gadgets.