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Stories about: sat-nav

Woman Drives Down Police Station Stairs, She Blames GPS, Police Blame Alcohol
Woman Drives Down Police Station Stairs, She Blames GPS, Police Blame Alcohol

5 May 2022, 12:56 UTC / The GPS is a great invention, taking you from point A to point B. But they can make mistakes and they can't be used as an excuse for poor driving

 
Taxi Driver Follows Sat-Nav's Shortcut, Gets Stuck on Rocky Hillside, Abandons Car
Taxi Driver Follows Sat-Nav's Shortcut, Gets Stuck on Rocky Hillside, Abandons Car

11 Mar 2022, 16:23 UTC / We rely on technology a lot nowadays, but this taxi driver followed a “smart” sat-nav which took him straight up a rocky hillside

 
Drivers Blame Sat-Nav for Fines Received After Ignoring Dozen Signs, Colored Road Markings
Drivers Blame Sat-Nav for Fines Received After Ignoring Dozen Signs, Colored Road Markings

4 Nov 2021, 10:17 UTC / Drivers in Swindon claim it’s the navigation app the one that causes them to get multiple fines after entering a bus-only lane

 
Truck Driver Who Trusted His GPS Gets Stuck on Railroad Crossing, Crash Unavoidable
Truck Driver Who Trusted His GPS Gets Stuck on Railroad Crossing, Crash Unavoidable

23 Oct 2021, 21:10 UTC / Tractor-trailer driver ignores road signs and trusts his GPS navigation blindly, eventually gets stuck on railroad crossing with an Amtrack train approaching

 
Woman Drives Hyundai i10 Into Water Because That’s Where the Sat-Nav Told Her to Go
Woman Drives Hyundai i10 Into Water Because That’s Where the Sat-Nav Told Her to Go

10 Oct 2021, 08:10 UTC / Fortunately, the local police managed to pull the vehicle to safety, not after some water got inside, possibly ruining that ambitious Hyundai

 
Drivers Regularly Scream at Their Sat-Navs, Still Prefer a Road Map
Drivers Regularly Scream at Their Sat-Navs, Still Prefer a Road Map

14 Aug 2018, 13:19 UTC / Poll reveals younger drivers prefer to rely on technology, while older ones go for the tried-and-tested road maps. Neither would ask for directions from a stran

 
Quantum Compass to Revolutionize Sat-Nav Systems of Tomorrow
Quantum Compass to Revolutionize Sat-Nav Systems of Tomorrow

19 May 2014, 10:03 UTC / Scientists from the British Ministry of Defense are working hard on a sci-fi gizmo called a 'quantum compass', said to phase out the global positioning system widely used by drivers, smart...

 
TomTom Picks Most Congested Cities in Europe and the US
TomTom Picks Most Congested Cities in Europe and the US

17 Oct 2012, 07:53 UTC / While congestion may be a general problem, faced by pretty much all major cities around the world, in some places, the problem is considerably more severe than in others. Drivers and commuters are h...

 
Number of Sat-Nav Systems to Quadruple by 2019
Number of Sat-Nav Systems to Quadruple by 2019

13 Jul 2012, 13:18 UTC / Sat-nav systems have been slowly gaining popularity in recent years, as the technology has become less cumbersome and less expensive, it is becoming more accessible to more people. According to a st...

 
Volkswagen Introduces RNS NaviLock
Volkswagen Introduces RNS NaviLock

17 Dec 2010, 11:39 UTC / Nothing can be worse then coming to your car on a cold winter morning to discover it has been broken into. You have glass all over your leather seat, you're going to be late for work, but worst...

 
TomTom Lifetime Map Updates Available in North America
TomTom Lifetime Map Updates Available in North America

31 Mar 2010, 08:33 UTC / Navigation solutions provider TomTom announced yesterday the availability of the Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates, two features which will allow users to get both up-to-date maps, a...

 
Audi A8 to Feature MMI Plus Nav-System
Audi A8 to Feature MMI Plus Nav-System

15 Feb 2010, 12:43 UTC / With the market release scheduled for November this year, all that German carmaker Audi has to do until then is keep the interest in the vehicle at the highest possible levels. It that note, from ti...

 
Sat-Nav to Receive ISO Standard
Sat-Nav to Receive ISO Standard

12 Feb 2010, 09:55 UTC / As GPS and satellite navigation systems used in cars get more and more common, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has decided to start the work on a global standard to be appli...

 
Sat-navs Increase Railway Damage
Sat-navs Increase Railway Damage

14 Jan 2009, 16:12 UTC / Satellite-navigation devices are extremely useful in showing the way to drivers but apparently they are also responsible for causing millions of pounds worth of damage to Britain's railway infr...