UK: In a poll of nearly 24,000 drivers, nearly two thirds (63%) claimed to have used a printed road map in the past six months, compared to just 60% who had used satellite navigation, according to an AA Populus Survey. Just over a third (35%) claimed to have used both a map and a satnav, with just 17% of drivers relying on a satnav alone. There seems to be an age divide when it comes to the popularity of satnav systems. 45% of 18-24 year olds use a satnav as their sole means of navigation, compared to just 9% of over-65s.
“Technology has brought us in-car navigation systems to make getting around without a human navigator far easier. However, there are numerous tales of those who rely solely on this technology finding themselves in either completely the wrong location or on inappropriate roads for their vehicles. With a good map, you can quite literally see the bigger picture,” said Mike Parker, author of ‘Mapping the roads’.
Source: The mirror