December 8, 2011, 12:25 pm
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1323034411' post='155280']it died and I had no idea where to go, no map either[/quote]That'll teach you to put all your eggs in one technological basket, young man
Being old, I haven't got out of the habit of keeping a map in the car and I often find the satnav doesn't take me by the route I want to go. I can't be bothered with the hassle of entering exclusions and suchlike so I'll usually plan the route with a map and use the satnav to home in on the final destination if it's in a town or city, and it has proved very useful on occasion used that way. I've also found it quite useful using Google streetview to get a view of the destination when it's somewhere unfamiliar.
I know my son has got lost on a number of occasions when his satnav took him on a completely screwball route. Like a lot of modern technology they are best regarded as an aid but best not to put too much reliance on them.