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Submission + - Are sat-nav systems becoming info overload? (economist.com)

curtS writes: The Economist's tech editor reviews the ever-more-detailed assist of mobile GPS devices, and wonders if the attention-sucking visual complexity isn't more trouble than it's worth. He contrasts the simplicity of London's Underground map (not directionally accurate but visually easy to understand) and his own habit of dimming the display and using the audio commands for guidance.
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Are sat-nav systems becoming info overload?

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