Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Family Kept Awake By Recurrent Sat Nav Blunders
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Family Kept Awake By Recurrent Sat Nav Blunders

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RobBrady
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 2718
Location: Chelmsford, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Family Kept Awake By Recurrent Sat Nav Blunders Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.com
Whilst sat nav blunders usually cause disruption to their drivers, one Scottish family are being routinely kept awake by errors as misguided motorists arrive at their home seeking directions.

According to a report, the family in Paisley are being woken by disgruntled drivers who have been misdirected to their farm house whilst attempting to locate long term parking for the nearby Glasgow Airport.

The family claim they receive as many as twenty-five lost drivers each day, with some knocking to ask for directions during the early hours of the morning.

For elderly residents Wilma and John Martin, both of whom are in their seventies, this proved highly stressful; with their disrupted sleep patterns prompting their daughter to move back home. It does beg the question why they didn't put a sign on their door!

Thankfully, local councils are finally pursuing action after two years of complaints from the Martins and Direct Parking, the organisation in charge of the parking site, who claim customers have missed flights because of the erroneous directions.

Unfortunately, issues concerning sat nav directions have not been uncommon of late. Tourists allegedly followed sat nav directions into the sea earlier this year whilst a driver in Bristol was left wedged between two houses for more than three hours after attempting to travel up a narrow street.

Whilst some of these mistakes can be attributed to driver ignorance, improvements to sat nav directions have been proposed as a viable way to address growing concerns: action which was discussed at the first sat nav summit in March.

Source
email icon

_________________
Robert Brady
Editor, Pocket GPS World
The Premier GPS / SatNav Resource for News, Reviews and Forums
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BigPerk
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Sep 06, 2006
Posts: 1618
Location: East Hertfordshire

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting to know if these were postcode searches. I was misdirected to the wrong village a couple of years ago, because the official directions to the church we were going to gave the wrong postcode - it was only when I checked against the big board outside the church (once I'd found the place Evil or Very Mad ) itself that I found two characters had been swapped around. At least we didn't miss the wedding!
_________________
David
(Navigon 70 Live, Nuvi 360)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Guivre46
Frequent Visitor


Joined: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 1262
Location: West London

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an opportunity - set aside a field and charge 25 a day per car. Employ a night worker. Lovely Jubbly!
_________________
Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
20.065 (29 Jun 22)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping