TapRat Runs

There was an article on the local news recently about the residents of Barrow Gurney complaining that sat. nav. users were using their village as a short cut to Bristol Airport to avoid the traffic on the A38. Well they are right, but it is not the GPSr users; the Airport Taxis have been using the route for years and have taught the rest of us. The devices are just not clever enough to have picked that way over an obviously more direct route even if it is always busy (with the possible exception of those with congestion avoidance systems and I don’t think there are enough to make that much difference.)

The navigators do need to get better though. I have commented before about some of the silly roads that they sometimes choose based on a line on the map regardless of true conditions to be found there.

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