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Where do satnavs turn next?

It is difficult for satnav devices to keep up with Ireland’s ever-changing road network, writes Bryan Collins.

16th August, 2008

It is difficult for satnav devices to keep up with Ireland’s ever-changing road network, writes Bryan Collins.

There are about 600,000 satellite navigation (satnav) devices in use in Ireland. This figure is expected to rise to 1.5 million by 2010. However, many of today’s satnav maps appear to have out of date information, and are missing entire roads or housing estates.

According to consultancy firm GPS Ireland, the two most common complaints from satnav...

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