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Show Of Hands June 29th, 2012 12:00am

You're driving somewhere that you are moderately familiar with. Your navigation system advises a different route than you expect. Do you follow its advice?

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Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
07/07/12 3:59 pm

Our navigation is stupid and slow. I'll use my own instincts.

dotnetdev Georgia
07/04/12 1:07 pm

I've seen too many times where i pulled out the gps, but my wife thought she knew better than the gps and was wrong.

The gps may take us a wierd route at times but it will usually get us close. But intuition will get you completely lost.

PetePuma Oregon
07/02/12 1:16 pm

Although I can see instances where GPS is very helpful, nothing beats human perception and intuition.

Happy Hong Kong
07/02/12 12:28 pm

My GPS gets live traffic updates and has often diverted me and saved time.

ahsu Ohio
07/01/12 10:54 pm

If I know the way I'm not going to follow the navigator...if I was forced on a detour then of course I would.

MGLC New Mexico
07/01/12 8:16 pm

Those things put me 30 miles off to our camp site when hunting elk..


07/01/12 3:57 pm

Depends. In big cities yes because it considers traffic.

FearToFall what is this for
07/01/12 7:41 am

My family doesn't own one, so we just go with what we know, hoping it brings us to the right place.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/01/12 7:22 am

I only use my phone's maps when I don't know where I am. Once I know it, I don't use it anymore.

centexken Republic of Texas
07/01/12 2:50 am

No, it usually wants to send me down a gravel road. Not doing that to save a couple of miles.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/30/12 10:26 pm

@Lmurder: Exactly. People I know find it odd that I can find a faster/shorter route than their GPS in the City. Then I told them the secret: Open your eyes.


06/30/12 10:03 pm

Technolgy can just
go WACK!

joshg USS Battleship Alabama
06/30/12 9:24 pm

If you have a TomTom, even if you don't have live traffic data, follow the unit. It uses something called "IQ Routes" which use historical traffic data to plan the best route for that time of day and that day of the year.

BadBadger Georgia
06/30/12 3:43 pm

Ahhh, you may be right. Hell, even I can do that. lol

Doopy Remedial Americanism
06/30/12 3:15 pm

Good point, Badger, but I think he was speaking of conventional navigation.

BadBadger Georgia
06/30/12 2:07 pm

LMurder, actually, among other things, it IS rocket science.

Rosebud Ohio
06/30/12 1:29 pm

I took the wrong direction on the highway to pick up my husband when I was pregnant. I was fairly familiar with the route.
I'll follow the GPS.


06/30/12 1:20 pm

I have no sense of direction so I trust that thing..but I can always call that destination if I get lost


06/30/12 10:57 am

Why not go somewhere new?

bstokosa Connecticut
06/30/12 10:57 am

No way ... I AM the navigation system when ever we drive anywhere.

Phycoz
06/30/12 10:06 am

We don't have a GPS constantly on. If we know how to get there, why would we?

lmurder MDK
06/30/12 9:59 am

I know most the cities that I've lived in like the back of my hand. So no.
GPS technology will be helpful in 10 years when they really develop it. Just a slow robot for the moment. Plus it's not rocket science.
Visiting new cities yes...but I most likely have it all in my head by departure.

JHello Michigan
06/30/12 9:44 am

I don't trust GPS... or at least mine. I typed in my friend's address. I was going down a remote road that was near it and it said I had reached my destination. It told me to turn right... into a ditch.


06/30/12 8:36 am

My own moderate experiential (and thus narrow) knowledge of an area vs. a computer system that tracks traffic patterns, road distance, and speed limits?

At the very least I'll try it once.

cowboy Come on, man
06/30/12 8:12 am

I don't have a navigation system in my 15 year old Pontiac. I don't need one either.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/30/12 7:56 am

I hate nav systems. I don't understand why people buy then. I usually use google maps but just to find out where the address is because it sends you the wackiest ways sometimes.

Mr.logic California
06/30/12 5:59 am

That almost always puts me off course.

alekat93 Tennessee
06/30/12 5:34 am

I know this off topic but I'm glad soh told me what happened to netflix cuz I was pissed at it last night!!! ha

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
06/30/12 4:45 am

Ha ha ha rebellion against the machine!

Obie
06/30/12 4:14 am

People never update their maps! DUH! Years ago I made sure my dental office was correctly showing on the garmin,google,Tom Tom, yahoo and mapquest maps every day some idiot comes in late to an appointment saying " my .... Map sent me ..."

fredd TrumpLand
06/30/12 1:44 am

Depends. If the sat nav picks a route i dislike or if i know another way i think is better, i will go my own way.

On the other hand if i'm not sure, or the sat nav says there is traffic on my route i will follow it.


06/30/12 12:07 am

Waste of gas. Ill take my route

BadBadger Georgia
06/29/12 11:10 pm

I'd be more inclined to listen to my mother-in-law from the back seat, even though she hasn't been in the area for 40 years.

Has anyone else noticed the rise in missing persons in the last few years? And the direct correlation to the increasing number of GPS (Grab People Secretly) systems in use?

Gunfighter
06/29/12 9:46 pm

My navigation system involves my brain, an up-to-date road atlas, and two Mark I Eyeballs. It works in tunnels, clouds, and mountains. And I never get lost.

because South Dakota
06/29/12 9:26 pm

the roads I drive on don't show up on a gps, so the answer is no

bambi069 Anacortes
06/29/12 8:45 pm

Had to say no since I don't use a navigation system.


06/29/12 7:52 pm

Found too many tomtom goons list on trails to blindly follow navigation

Hamrdd
06/29/12 7:25 pm

I have a hard time listening to others. Lol

alekat93 Tennessee
06/29/12 7:24 pm

I agree with manly pants it depends. mine tells the arrival time so if its shorter I will

ladyfromky Kentucky
06/29/12 7:24 pm

I do not have a navagational system. Unless you count my brain.

squish
06/29/12 7:13 pm

I always think I'm smarter than the GPS, but I never am. However, I voted no.

manlypantss florida
06/29/12 7:04 pm

Sure, as long as I'm not in a rush. Who knows, there may be a shorter way to get where I need to be.

snafu Washington
06/29/12 7:03 pm

It happens a lot when I use the Waze app (awesome app!) sometimes the app thinks it has a better route than my shortcuts.

PPartyFree
06/29/12 7:02 pm

This question assumes everyone owns a navigation system. Some of us still rely on the lost art of planning, map reading, and pulling-over-to-ask-someone (verbal comminication) skills for getting from A to B.

EarlyBird Portland
06/29/12 7:01 pm

Portland isn't a good city to become dependent on a GPS. Due to mountains, clouds, etc., there's always interference.

commonsenc District of Columbia
06/29/12 6:58 pm

By the way what fantasy wold do you life in if you think it is faster to ask directions. Nobody knows there way around my city

commonsenc District of Columbia
06/29/12 6:56 pm

However if I know where I'm going the why would I need a gps