mailto: blog -at- heyrick -dot- eu
Bang splat - EPIC Google Navigation FAIL!
Went to a vide grenier in Ancenis yesterday. Got seasons 1 and 2 of "24" for a fiver. I'm pleased, having not watched any of 24 (but looking forward to learning the Jack Bauer Interview Technique ☺).
I had Google's Navigation on to help us find the way without doing any of that boring stuff like, you know, looking at road signs. When it went terribly terribly wrong.
At least we aren't stupid enough to blindly follow the directions without thinking "huh?" first.
The screenshot, content I posted in a Google support forum (here) says all you need to know:
Please note that while I check this page every so often, I am not able to control what users write; therefore I disclaim all liability for unpleasant and/or infringing and/or defamatory material. Undesired content will be removed as soon as it is noticed. By leaving a comment, you agree not to post material that is illegal or in bad taste, and you should be aware that the time and your IP address are both recorded, should it be necessary to find out who you are. Oh, and don't bother trying to inline HTML. I'm not that stupid! ☺ ADDING COMMENTS DOES NOT WORK IF READING TRANSLATED VERSIONS.
You can now follow comment additions with the comment RSS feed. This is distinct from the b.log RSS feed, so you can subscribe to one or both as you wish.
|Rob, 25th March 2013, 23:26|
Not quite as bad, but I had google navigation instruct me to turn right (in the UK) at a no-right-turns junction just last week. And once I back tracked and approached from the other side, it delivered me to the back of the industrial unit I wanted, where there was no door, rather than the front, accessible via a completely different road. Gah.
|Zombie, 26th March 2013, 01:52|
24? You were robbed! Oh I see. They paid you €5 to dispose. Regarding the map, I see it has you going round two northerly roundabouts the wrong way too.
|Rick, 26th March 2013, 02:06|
I've followed my example route all the way down. We drive on the right in France, so heading SOUTH we would go around the left side of the roundabout as you look at it on a map. ;-)
|Zombie, 27th March 2013, 01:56|
Oh I see you have got them to draw arrows on the map. It now shows the correct directions if you were coming back rather than going ;-)
PS. Pain in the a**e your goo link not being clickable or copyable. Bah!
|Rick, 27th March 2013, 02:58|
Just for you then, there's this: http://goo.gl/maps/qfnff
And the forum thread is here: http://goo.gl/WI5Z4
Nicely, somebody is helping to get this fixed.
(Felicity? Marte? Find out!)
List all b.log entries
Return to the site index
PS: Don't try to be clever.
It's a simple substring match.
Last read at 06:40 on 2023/09/23.
© 2013 Rick Murray
This web page is licenced for your personal, private, non-commercial use only. No automated processing by advertising systems is permitted.
RIPA notice: No consent is given for interception of page transmission.