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How will I know where to go, if I don’t already know where I am?

Monday, December 14th, 2009


Imagine this, you purchase a navigation system so that when you are driving you can program in your desired destination and the wonderful work of a navigation will lead you to drive there….unless of course, your navigation system is shit…

We have a Ford Focus with Navigation system from 2007 and guess what?  Yesterday we got in the car and entered in our address…only problem was the navigator was telling us to drive in the opposite direction of where we wanted to go.  Good thing we know the layout of the city, otherwise, you might just end up driving for hours- in the WRONG direction!

Knowing the streets of Berlin we were quickly able to determine that the reading of the navigator showed that we were on a completely different street then we actually were!  As a result, we pulled off the road and turned off the ignition and then restarted it.  Hmm…nothing different!  Drive past the street signs to determine if the street name has changed (in the last 20 years) and nope, same as it’s always been.  There must be a serious malfunction.  After attempting to turn the car off one more time, then turn the entire system off, then reprogram the address and zip for the second time…at last, it worked.  Our “navi” finally had the right point of location for our whereabouts and we were then able to drive to our desired destination…a little late, but at the right place!