Google Maps has now grow to be an necessary a part of my every day life and I’m positive of tens of millions others. I exploit it to understand how a lot time it should take to achieve a selected vacation spot, what’s the visitors state of affairs and doable different routes.
I used it nearly 10 years in the past after I traveled from Navi Mumbai to Aurangabad. Again then, I additionally took a print of the instructions (simply in case the cell connectivity turned a difficulty).
The opposite factor I keep in mind from then is the maps guiding me off the clear freeway into villages with roads ‘moon crater sized’ potholes crammed roads.
I imply I wasn’t searching for a camel journey however I received one without cost. To not point out all of the scare my household felt in the dead of night.
I couldn’t perceive then why the navigation was so?
I used to be tolerant then because it nonetheless did an honest job as a device. I additionally anticipated it to enhance with time.
Now, right here we’re 10 years therefore (yr 2022) and Maps remains to be pushing me into small streets, which might hardly take one automotive. If there’s one other one coming from the alternative aspect, you had it. My automotive not too long ago received bruised badly in such a state of affairs.
Why are you doing that Maps?
I’ve in all probability discovered the largest downside with Google Maps.
The issue is that the one factor Maps tries to optimize is time.
Whats up, I’ve NEVER ever used Maps to assist me discover the route that takes the least time.
I’ve ALWAYS used it to determine the instructions and these days, to take a look at the visitors state of affairs. I’m NOT involved about saving time as a lot as getting the right path to a spot I’m not conversant in. I wish to attain there with out getting misplaced.
That’s it. I don’t need shortcuts that save me a couple of seconds or minutes.
Therefore, my request to ‘Google Maps’ is to give attention to this EXPERIENCE.
Or, at the very least give the choice for selecting expertise over time. I don’t my coronary heart sinking everytime with a surprising flip right into a small lane.
I’m completely satisfied driving a couple of minutes additional on an excellent, clear, broad highway, at all times.
I hope you might be listening.
Is there a greater different – simply in case, Google Maps just isn’t ?