/ Latest grab by auto manufactures #251
No actually you don’t get it or you wouldn’t be assuming you know what I am saying.OK we get it….you think an atlas and paper map is better than up to the second live traffic alerts and electronic data from a GPS.
Are they using a truck GPS? I laugh when I see people at work using their phones for trucking here. Common sense goes a long way... When you have that trait.As I sit here with our new driver, waiting to be unloaded. I just wanted to update. Her GPS tried to take us off the highway and down a tight country road that is not for Trucks pulling 53ft trailers. Ge that atlas was spot on again.
I'm a great fan of electronic stuff and computers and all, but I try to avoid the "single point of failure" problem that crops up in poorly engineered solutions. To my mind GPS is an obvious point of failure.Spent the day observing a new driver in one of our trucks. Gave her the Bol and asked if she needed directions. She was confident she could get there with her GPS, so off we went.
As I mentioned previously, I bought a receiver and used it for a couple of years. FM radio is touch and go in places and it was nice to have something to listen to. Yet after a while you realize they keep playing the same songs over and over and over again... sometimes at the same time every day. I could be mistaken, but I believe that the Rolling Stones, The Who, and Roy Clark all produced more than three songs in their careers.My wife's 2017 Hyundai Accent, came with free Sirius Radio for a year.
We never tuned it on, never considered it a feature of benefit, but got junk mail every other week, for two following years asking us to sign on.
Yes it’s a truck GPS and it is interconnected with her phone to give traffic updates.Are they using a truck GPS? I laugh when I see people at work using their phones for trucking here. Common sense goes a long way... When you have that trait.
Until the battery dies !As a former Boy Scout, I used to poo-poo GPS. I can use a map and compass.
Then after my first use of a GPS, I realize a GPS is just a really good map and compass! It’s all right there. Better maps than are in my book of maps, and, it can suggest a place to eat, where to shop, road congestion ahead, alternate routes….
It’s just a really good tool!
Or something happens to the signal. I was laying out a harvest block a few years ago, flagging out the 75 foot buffer along a stream. All of a sudden my GPS showed that I was a full 1/2 mile away from where I knew that I was, and nothing that I tried would bring it back to being accurate. It was about noontime on Friday so I took it as a sign from God that it was time to go home.Until the battery dies !