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Old 02-10-2010, 08:22 AM   #15
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Halfwit..............it's right half the time.

I was driving 89a out of Sedona in Dec. two lane snow covered road and right out of nowhere she tells me to turn around immediatly.

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:48 AM   #16
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i call mine, "honey where do we turn"

the garminalice has developed a sickness of reminding me to get back on route, so i turned her OFF

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:52 AM   #17
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I call my TomTom 'Tom'. Pretty original, don't you think?
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:20 AM   #18
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We call her Hyacinth, after Mrs. Bucket, I mean Mrs. Bouque, on the british sitcom.

"Mind the lorry, Richard." "Minding the lorry, Hyacinth."
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #19
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There's a bit of misunderstanding goin' on here, I think.

You have to tell your PND (personal navigation device) not only where to go but how to get there.

The manufacturers have not enabled their robots with sufficient intelligence to really understand your preferences properly so you have to either put up with their limitations or over-ride them.

I do see a lot of work going on in this area, especially in learning about roads and traffic but the assumptions still tend to be city driving. I'd like to see better road qualifiers, especially for dirt roads, bridge weight limit POI's, more efficient map updating processes, AI type PND learning from your travel habits, better integration with online data sources (the google maps to garmin routes is nice but google maps doesn't go on many NFS or BLM routes).

TomTom has a start with its user map updating idea. Garmin has quite a community for map development. There is still a long ways to go.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #20
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Our original one is "Lola" as in "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets". On the newer replacement we selected a male Australian voice so it's "Tiny Tim", but Tim is not as accurate as Lola and may be degraded to backup use.

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Old 02-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #21
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We have a Magellan so we call her Maggie, the program on the computer is JOHN. They actually talk to each other. At least it seems that way on a long trip. Sometimes they are in sinc and other times completly off by a lot. When that happens we pull out the old trusty map.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:04 AM   #22
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What do I call my navigation system... When it works right: Streets & Trips

(I run Microsoft Streets & trips on my laptop and feed it with a Garmin E-Trex)

But mostly something more like this: Rozzin, Frozzin, Friggin, Fraggit!
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:50 AM   #23
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Well a lot of interesting names for sure, our first was a Garmin street pilot which DW wanted to throw out he window, eventually I gave it to my son to amuse him in his new location.
The present one a Tom Tom XL earned the name "Dumb dumb" and DW calls it George (no idea on that one). It has certainly taken us on some wild goose chases (once through someones back yard that might have been a road one time). In any case the sound is always at minimum volume but it does supply some useful information.
I now use Google maps to plan the trips and print maps of where we want to go and how to get there. I review the printed maps from Google that will be required for the day each morning on the trip, that works best for us
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We call our GPS 'She Who Must be Obeyed'.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #25
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bitchin' betty.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:42 PM   #26
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Suzy,... Not sure why but we have 3 (car, truck & RV) and they are always suzy
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:31 PM   #27
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Shirley, as in shirley you don't expect me to turn down that road or in that tunnel?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:53 PM   #28
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I am not sure why, but our Garmin has always had the name "Chicky". It was the first thing that my wife said of "her" and it stuck.
So now it goes something like this....No Chicky, we are not going to go 5 miles to the next exit, turn around and return to the exit we want, we think we will just go ahead and pull off now!

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