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  1. racerjim's Avatar
    I've noticed that when starting a route, if the phone doesn't have a GPS lock, it seems to "guess" where it is, which can lead you down incorrect paths. I think it would be OK if it <told> you how it was locating you, my old TomTom did the opposite, wouldn't start routing until it had a GPS lock then <I> had to guess where I was, or wait until it locked and started an accurate route.

    Also, it seems the NAVTEQ maps are not as up to date as Google or TeleAtlas, and the routing suffers. A recent route stopped in the middle of an interstate highway because the map didn't have a road that paralled the highway.
    01-09-2013 02:33 PM
  2. Aztekker's Avatar
    Just bring the WP8 Nokia Maps, Transport, and Drive up to the level of the superior Symbian version.
    01-09-2013 07:23 PM
  3. Bigfireq's Avatar
    I like the general idea of the app, but I've also had a lot of problems and suggestions.

    1) Tell me Highway direction, not Road Name city. Highways generally have multiple signs, and most of them are along the lines of 405 South. The app uses 405 Tacoma which, while there is usually a sign that says that, is right at the exit, giving you little time to decide which lane to be in. VERY FRUSTRATING.

    2) There should be a route list. It's very useful to see the entire route, or at least the next couple of turns, and there's no way I've found to do so. It'd be very easy to access it by hitting the next road at the top to bring up the list.

    3) I'd like to see both remaining time and time of arrival on the main screen.

    4) It'd be nice if it could announce which side my destination is on.

    5) Set destinations should allow me to pick from my contacts list for addresses.
    01-10-2013 01:10 AM
  4. aaa6112's Avatar
    I like the general idea of the app, but I've also had a lot of problems and suggestions.

    1) Tell me Highway direction, not Road Name city. Highways generally have multiple signs, and most of them are along the lines of 405 South. The app uses 405 Tacoma which, while there is usually a sign that says that, is right at the exit, giving you little time to decide which lane to be in. VERY FRUSTRATING.

    2) There should be a route list. It's very useful to see the entire route, or at least the next couple of turns, and there's no way I've found to do so. It'd be very easy to access it by hitting the next road at the top to bring up the list.

    3) I'd like to see both remaining time and time of arrival on the main screen.

    4) It'd be nice if it could announce which side my destination is on.

    5) Set destinations should allow me to pick from my contacts list for addresses.
    plus 1.
    01-10-2013 01:43 AM
  5. Dustin Jackson's Avatar
    My biggest issue with the app is the auto-zoom back to you location. I like that it does take me back to my current location, but it zooms in so tight you can only view a half a block or something. It also does this pretty quickly after I adjust how I want to see the route.

    I generally like to see 25-30% of any particular route. So I zoom out (WHICH ENTIRELY TOO MANY TAPS ON THE "-" SIGN) and then 3 seconds later it zooms me right back in to the spot. I would be fine if it centered my location, but didn't adjust the zoom.
    01-28-2013 07:25 AM
  6. gmfeld's Avatar
    plus 1.
    plus 2
    Especially having a list of directions. I can't use the app without that. Basic.
    01-28-2013 08:23 AM
  7. Grayham Roper's Avatar
    I sent feedback through the app but thought I would mention it here too.

    I had problems with the GPS not fixing to the correct location. Rebooting the app or phone didn't solve the problem.

    there was a lag between turining and drive realising I had turned.

    Misleading notification of turnes. Like being told to keep left on a perfectly straight main road when driving pats a junction joining from the right. Keep right when going round a bend with no junctions at all.

    Being told to keel left then keep right at a complex junction where I needed to continue left. I did need to then be in the right hand lane but not for 500 metres or so. When the original instruction was givin there was an immidiate right turn after the original left.

    No speed camera locations. limited poi, no lane assist.

    I had Nokia Drive on my N8 which was an excellent app. Much better than some of the dedicated satnav's I have owned. Nokia seem to have ruined it on WP8.
    01-28-2013 08:36 AM
  8. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    plus 1.
    Plus 1+1

    Also the POIs aren't very up to date. I was searching for a business there which has been in place for 2 years and it couldn't find it. Although I do find the overall app to be very good for a Beta.
    01-28-2013 01:51 PM
  9. E Lizzle's Avatar
    [*]Failure to re-calculate a route with insistence on making an unwanted U-turn
    I encounter this frequently. The routing seems to aggressively seek highways. When driving southwest, from a rural town to a mid-sized city, Drive wanted me to turn onto a road and backtrack NE, in order to get on the highway at a point that would not at all save time or distance.

    Drive's proposed routing: FL-15 S/FL-700 E/US-441 S/US-98 S to Jog Rd - Google Maps
    A sane routing: FL-15 S/FL-700 E/US-441 S/US-98 S to Jog Rd - Google Maps

    As I drove past SR76 Kanner Highway, Drive kept suggesting that I make a uturn, instead of rerouting to something like this FL-15 S/FL-700 E/US-441 S/US-98 S to Jog Rd - Google Maps . It did this for many, many miles. Other navigation systems that I had going at the same time, a Garmin handheld using CIty Nav NA and Google Maps, rerouted within a mile or two.

    This is just one example, but it's the one I remember clear enough to accurately relay.

    -E
    01-28-2013 03:44 PM
  10. realwarder's Avatar
    My wife told me she loved the navigation, but there wasn't a feature to find a Starbucks in route and redirect via it.

    Is this true (feature request!) or is there a way?

    Thanks
    01-28-2013 03:48 PM
  11. swyftmeister's Avatar
    July 2013 - latest Nokia Drive Beta on AT&T Lumia 920

    Features/functions that need to be updated / changed:

    1) The app occasionally hangs on "resuming..." if an alternative app was previously accessed while navigation was in-process. Verbal directions continue but screen shows "restoring". Have to reboot phone to "fix"
    2) Verbal directions always say "take the exit" when you are in fact staying on the existing route/road number. Should verbally command "remain on current road".
    3) When driving through a complex interchange / route intersection (New York!) then the display should temporarily zoom into a detailed layout of the interchange with clear large graphics highlighting the "exit" or route change. In New York there are often 4 or 5 choices of "exit". TomTom have a good approach to this problem where the device temporarily shows a detailed graphic highlighting the specific exit.

    Otherwise an excellent app and maps.

    Thank you.
    07-08-2013 12:06 PM
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