Friday, February 24, 2006

TomTom One gone wrong

So I went to see a customer in central Nottingham on Tuesday. Hurrah! The first time I get to try my new gadget for real. How thrilled I am when it virtually drops me in the customers car park. But had I got thrilled too soon? Because as soon as I left the customers the wretched thing directed me onto a closed road. I asked it to provide an alternative because the route was blocked but it just sulked like a teenager. I just drove around the place randomly until it figured out where it was and it directed me to take a right turn that was clearly marked no right turn! I ended up spotting a sign for the motorway and followed that. A couple of seconds later the useless piece of junk told me I was going the right way. Yeah - no thanks to you! Obviously this is caused by the map being out of date - but I only bought in at the weekend. Grrr.

So the next day I'm a little sceptical about my little friend, but I'm only going to IBM in Warwick and I know the way anyway. I tap the post code in and surprisingly the TomTom suggests a different route from the way I would normally go. Fair enough, I better give it another chance. So I follow it's instructions and low and behold I end up in a housing estate! Well it looks very pretty and the interface is great but if it doesn't start finding places it will go straight back to Comet.

6 comments:

Daz said...

I'm surprised... my first trip to Leeds / Manchester / Chester was a great success, and I used it yesterday to take me right to the door of InfoSys in Swindon (even though I knew how to get there).

However, the one problem I had is that when I tapped in my home address it asked me to enter a house number and it told me it should be between 11 and 24. Well, I live at an odd number under 9.

Anonymous said...

I have an in-built system from years ago...
'Nearly there, just around the next corner!'
It may not help, and certainly doesn't get you anywhere more easily, just makes you sure that there are some bloomin HOOOGE corners in the world.

Anonymous said...

That was Pink by thy way! D'oh

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