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Re: speaking of gps
thanks for the detailed reply!
On Fri, 29 Oct 1999, Phil Payne wrote:
]John Robinson's S4 has it. It's a little cumbersome to use, but very
]effective once you've mastered it.
i have seen the interface for the system in an a8 in
the showroom. i imagine it woul dbe a bit clunky to
use, there seemed to be only about 5 buttons on it.
]Here's the tricky bit. It has a _strong_ preference, in the UK, for
]motorways. Now - the reason most of us buy Audi's performance quattros
]is to be able to make rapid progress on _all_ types of road. John had
]to go to Manchester recently, and the car produced a motorway-only route.
motorways = freeways, yes? "dual carriageways" as i seem
to remember seeing as i traveled from london to surrey and
on to dorset back in 1986...
]Locals here will know (John lives just south of Nottingham) that this
]wasn't an ideal solution. But he took it just to see. On the way back,
]he came down the (non-motorway) A50 - one of the better of England's
]new roads. Two days later, he had to go to Manchester again and checked
]out what the car thought. It instantly plotted a route using - the A50.
]So it learns. It also has some other intriguing habits. The driveway
]into the car park at the Area E meeting is long enough for the GPS to
]realise he isn't on a road any more - just as he passes the back of
]the pub a voice says: "Dead end. Turn round."
learning routes, now THAT is cool. i'm glad, too, since i
am shelling out $1200 for it.
rocky mullin - chaotic good
two strokes are faster than four!
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