Council to put in barriers at top of steps after sat nav errors

Edinburgh Council is to install temporary barriers at the top of a set of steps after sat-nav errors have sent a spate of drivers down them. Sky News reports motorists have followed navigation devices down Greenside Lane, northeast of Edinburgh Waverley station, despite the slope (pictured) being replaced by steps last year. City of Edinburgh […]

Sat Nav software to be updated so that they avoid residential roads

Residential areas will not be used by Sat nav’s in the future, as software will be updated so that quiet, residential areas will not be used – and drivers will instead by directed to main roads. The goal is to end ‘rat running’ in major towns and cities – and avoid congestion in streets that […]

Sat Navs could have algorithms changed to end use of rat runs

It’s reported Sat Nav companies are looking to change the way they calculate routes to stop minor roads being used to avoid congested main routes. Sat-nav provider TomTom says it is set to change how the algorithm, with other providers such as Google and Waze doing so to, in order to direct drivers away from […]

Frequently using sat nav is “bad for your brain”

Relying on GPS and turning off our own internal navigation systems may actually damage the brain and inhibit memory overall, according to a study by neurological researchers. The website BestLife reports a study published in the journal Scientific Reports looked at 50 drivers, and that those who used GPS more often had worse spatial memory — the […]

Free TomTom navigation app now on Android Auto

Location technology company TomTom is making its free AmiGO navigation service available on Android Auto. The company explains that this means that drivers with an Android device are now able to interact with TomTom AmiGO on their vehicle’s (Android Auto-compatible) infotainment screen. Users report and share incident details, receive routing and guidance, and real-time warnings […]

Germany bans sat navs from detailing speed camera locations

The German Federal Government’s amended traffic laws include a ban on sat navs from alerting drivers to the location of speed cameras. reports that the country has strengthened its rules regarding speed camera warnings – it was already illegal to use detection systems in vehicles. This means motorists travelling through or to Germany will […]


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