TomTom Start 25

Discussion in 'TomTom' started by Alaric, May 5, 2015.

  1. Alaric

    Alaric Guest

    A few days ago I was driving north from Bagshot in Surrey. My destination in
    TT was in Carlisle. This is a trip I have made often and I was using my TT
    Start 25 simply to see how far I had to go and to see my estimated time of
    arrival. I had driven up the M40 and was not far along the M6 on my way
    through Birmingham when I was instructed to turn of towards Sutton
    Coldfield. I naturally ignored this but along the way I got other
    instructions again to head for Sutton Coldfield. Again I paid not a blind
    bit of notice.

    I had the device programmed to take the "Fastest" route so the events I have
    outlined leave me puzzled. It reminded me of a situation which arose in
    France just after I had bought the device when I was headed along a road I
    knew well. On approaching a roundabout I was instructed to turn left. This
    came as a surprise but I did so. After about 100 metres I was told again to
    turn left. This seemed absurd as I would have been going up a farm track.
    So, I turned back and when I approached the roundabout the instruction was
    to turn left. I did so and was thus back on the road I had been on
    initially.

    It seems to me that one should perhaps carry a small bag of salt so that
    pinches can be taken as and when required.

    Alaric.
     
    Alaric, May 5, 2015
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  2. Alaric

    Peter Guest

    On 05/05/2015 14:38, Alaric wrote:
    > A few days ago I was driving north from Bagshot in Surrey. My
    > destination in TT was in Carlisle. This is a trip I have made often and
    > I was using my TT Start 25 simply to see how far I had to go and to see
    > my estimated time of arrival. I had driven up the M40 and was not far
    > along the M6 on my way through Birmingham when I was instructed to turn
    > of towards Sutton Coldfield. I naturally ignored this but along the way
    > I got other instructions again to head for Sutton Coldfield. Again I
    > paid not a blind bit of notice.
    >
    > I had the device programmed to take the "Fastest" route so the events I
    > have outlined leave me puzzled. It reminded me of a situation which
    > arose in France just after I had bought the device when I was headed
    > along a road I knew well. On approaching a roundabout I was instructed
    > to turn left. This came as a surprise but I did so. After about 100
    > metres I was told again to turn left. This seemed absurd as I would have
    > been going up a farm track. So, I turned back and when I approached the
    > roundabout the instruction was to turn left. I did so and was thus back
    > on the road I had been on initially.
    >
    > It seems to me that one should perhaps carry a small bag of salt so that
    > pinches can be taken as and when required.
    >
    > Alaric.
    >
    >

    Yes, I've had this in the past. It seems that the shortest/fastest
    routes are worked out to the yard/second, so it thinks a tiny deviation
    can be relevant
     
    Peter, May 10, 2015
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