Survey: What do you think about your satnav?

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Survey: What do you think about your satnav?

Post by littlejon » 04 May 2010, 09:41

What do you think about your satnav?

Would you like to take part in new research by the University of Nottingham and help a UK registered charity?


We are looking for volunteers to complete a short online survey about how they use their satnav.

The survey should only take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Our only requirements are that you are a driver, over 18 years old, and have used a satnav before.

As a token of our appreciation we will donate £1 (GBP) to a UK registered charity selected by you for each completed survey.

Please follow the link below to take part. Full details and instructions are included.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/satnavsurvey

After completing the survey, please ask your friends and family to take part too!


Thank you.

Human Factors Research Group
University of Nottingham
UK

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Dommo
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Post by Dommo » 04 May 2010, 10:29

Some of these questions are very odd....

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Post by HDI » 04 May 2010, 11:45

Humans are very odd though !! :lol:

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Post by Citroenmad » 04 May 2010, 11:59

Ive done it, some a little odd yes.

No mention of speed camera warnings on there, that is a big reason why i use the satnav!

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Post by Julz » 04 May 2010, 12:12

Dommo wrote:Some of these questions are very odd....
there must be some very odd people out there :shock:

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Post by Julz » 04 May 2010, 12:14

Citroenmad wrote:No mention of speed camera warnings on there, that is a big reason why i use the satnav!
or traffic info, the main reason I use it

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Post by CitroJim » 04 May 2010, 12:24

Moving to French Car Chat...

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Post by addo » 04 May 2010, 12:26

Do we trust someone from Nottingham, calling themselves "littlejon"? :lol:

It's hard to find info about surveymonkey that isn't clearly skewed by their own publicity machine...

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Post by addo » 04 May 2010, 12:27

And as to my fat satnav - since buying it, I have damaged two cars, incurred a totally unexpected $9000 debt and come down with the 'flu. Clearly it's cursed.

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Post by XantiaDaveEire » 04 May 2010, 20:12

Dont believe in sat navs :roll: give me a gud aul map anyday 8-)

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Post by myglaren » 04 May 2010, 20:49

I swipe my daughter's TomTom when needed.
Although I find it very difficult to see I can just about hear it, enough the get me where I need to go.

I have great difficulty in remembering directions so without the satnav would have to stop every couple of miles to read my directions. Satnav certainly makes the journey less frought although I have caught it giving me the taxi runaround a couple of times.

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Post by xantia_v6 » 04 May 2010, 21:27

I like my Tomtom slightly better today, the TT map server threw a wobbly, and many people (including me) who have an expired map subscription got a free upgrade to the latest maps :D

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Post by addo » 04 May 2010, 23:24

Mine's set to speak French in a breathy female voice, but through a quirk of translation it reads our abbreviation of street (St) as Saint.

En trois cents mètres cinquante, tourner à droit sur Smith-Saint

:roll:

Similarly it fails to recognise other contractions, pronouncing Cr as "C-R" rather than saying crescent.

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Post by cardoode » 11 May 2010, 17:32

having lived in belgium with a uk english sat nav (voice) was quite funny listening to the female voice trying to pronouce the dutch/french street names.