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WilberDaForce
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:35 pm    Post subject: Tom Tom tried to kill me.... ;-) Reply with quote

I was at Chancery Lane yesterday and wanted to go South of the river. It sent me over Holborn Viaduct. I was halfway along the viaduct when it told me to turn right onto the road below. That would have involved smashing through the barrier and dropping 30 feet onto the road below. My friend said, "Will, don't do it, this isn't Grand Tjeft Auto". So after a bit of thought I carried on and it replotted a more sane route. Close shave!

Anyone else had TomTom try and kill them?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a map error. You should report the issue to TeleAtlas.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the navigator map showing a right turn as well? I have had several instances where voice instructions have directed me one way (some times where there was no way to go) and the navigator arrow was showing a different way ..The later was usually correct!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found it quite common with teleatlas maps. Another good one is on the East Cross Route between leyton and bow heading into the city just before the small tunnel. As it happens its on the opposite side of the road to the GATSO:1131@40 51.54824, -0.02902 speed camera. Had it with both Navman and Tomtom which both use teleatlas maps.
Seems to happen most where the road rises or descends and where there are overpasses or underpasses. Does anyone know if the maps contain road height information and whether the mapping software takes any noitice of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about height information, but the maps do contain a concept of "passes over" or "goes under".

As Darren said earlier in the thread, such errors should be reported to TeleAtlas.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i have had a few but the main 1 i find funny is on the m25
going towards maidstone from gatwick ,about 2 miles from the intersection of m20 m25 turn off ,mine always tells me to keep left for some odd reason
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep i was told to go the wrong way down a slip road on the m42 8O
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few times I've been driving over the tyne bridge and TomTom has decided that I'm not actually on the bridge, I'm on the quayside below. You would have thought that it would assume first and foremost that I'm continuing on the route orginally plotted if it wasn't sure, but no Laughing
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