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Submission + - Sat-nav turns drivers into 'kid killers' 2

Stony Stevenson writes: Satellite navigation systems "seriously undermine road safety", Dutch academics claimed today. The Stichting Onderzoek Navigatiesystemen (Navigation Systems Research Foundation) warned that software errors in sat-nav devices are preventing motorists from finding ring roads around cities. Almost none of the navigation systems tested by the organisation were found to take adequate account of hierarchies in road networks. As a result, motorists are unnecessarily being turned into "kid killers" by being sent through designated low-traffic residential areas and roads which are not designed for through-traffic.

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