Marika Posted February 14, 2004 Report Share Posted February 14, 2004 Well, got the DeLorme Earthmate which plugs into the lap top computer and installed their 2004 map software program on my IBM lap top. I speak only from my experience of mapping to and from my home to job and back again. First off, make sure you ACCURATELY type in the address. It will offer you choices of addresses if it can't find an exact match. Be absolutely certain you pick the correct address or you will end up in the wrong place. Secondly, and I speak only for the map that was generated to and from my job which ran from Garfield to Hackensack, NJ; while the image of the map is fairly accurate, the voice commands telling you where to turn and when, are a bit off. At one point, the voice was telling me to make a left onto US Highway 46, when I knew that making a left would take me AWAY from where I was heading. The voice command was also telling me to make a left OFF the highway which meant I would have turned directly into a concrete road divider. Voice command seems to confuse right turns and left turns. What I found was if I followed the road map and the GPS "dots" that were being created on the map as I moved along, it was accurate, it's just the voice commands that seemed screwed up. The GPS unit itself is accurate, including the speed you are traveling at so I'm trying to figure out why the voice commands seemed to have some, but not all, of the turns backwards. Any ideas?? If you really want to make people safe drivers again then simply remove all the safety features from cars. No more seat belts, ABS brakes, traction control, air bags or stability control. No more anything. You'll see how quickly people will slow down and once again learn to drive like "normal" humans. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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