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Lost in navigation

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I just read a kind of cute, kind of sad story. Ever heard of the English villages of Wedmore and Barrow Gurney? Me neither. But more and more stranded truckers are becoming involuntarily familiar with these villages’ narrow streats, through which it apparently is more or less impossible to bring a large, heavy vehicle.

So why is Barrow Gurney, a village to small to have a sidewalk, home to 15,000 dead-ended trucks a day? You said it – GPS navigation systems. For some reason the GPS manufacturers are not able to correct the inaccuracies in their system that tells the truck drivers that these villages are a good shortcut to Bristol Airport. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Anders Sundnes Løvlie

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 17:00