What on earth is wrong with TomTom routing? — TomTom Community

What on earth is wrong with TomTom routing?

BrianEBrianE Posts: 535 [Exalted Navigator]
Today, my GO 6200 wanted to once again send me down totally unsuitable rural tracks when there was a perfectly good A/B class route nearby (which I used). Why would it do that - can anybody tell me? By the admission of MyDrive in the example I have given, the preferred route is almost two minutes quicker, so how come my sat nav, set as it is to plan the fastest route, still can't get it right? TomTom, are you listening? Do you even exist? Would you prefer to drive down the stupid route planned by your devices on a dark, wet, winter's night, or do you perhaps get a strange thrill when you meet an oncoming vehicle under such conditions? Please talk to us, we're dying to know why you love these sort of diversions so much and why, after all your time in the business, we still can't have confidence in your expensive toys. Can we expect a proper satellite navigation device anytime soon; one that is actually fit for purpose? Footnote: Even Google wouldn't go down a couple of the roads planned by the sat nav (see image below).4fddc2fe-3e39-447e-b06c-4061cbd00964.jpg5157ad34-0abb-4772-a938-f8e3ad544265.jpg535b8540-b15c-4c73-b1b4-4864a1a8e3a9.jpg3267cd2d-d5aa-45da-8e84-174b926d2e4a.jpg6f2c0fe2-7388-43bf-a8ad-44b317d33253.jpg1f1d6674-9c42-4997-97ae-3679036560cc.jpgEven MyDrive can select a much better route (the light blue route), whereas the sat nav seems incapable of doing. When are they going to fix this and why haven't they done so - they've had more than enough time to resolve this issue? I'm getting really fed up with the unreliable route planning of these devices.


  • miketorcymiketorcy Posts: 3,288 Superusers
    The roads that you show in the first two photos are narrow but certainly corruptible roads. Your tomtom is just a computer that calculates to give the fastest way. If he considers that passing through these narrow roads is faster, he offers a journey that borrows.
  • BrianEBrianE Posts: 535 [Exalted Navigator]
    But as I said above, it's not faster, it's almost two minutes slower (probably more than that in reality, especially if unlucky enough to meet someone coming the opposite way). Also, Google/MyDrive got it right, so why not the sat nav? It's pathetic really, given the cost of these things.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 16,168 Superusers

    Roadworks ???
    548c0892-45c6-431d-9d2d-b4becbab3909.jpgJust now GO 5000... I assume the roadworks are complete
  • BrianEBrianE Posts: 535 [Exalted Navigator]
    Roadworks would not account for this as they are not on the planned routes (They start at Oak Tree Lane, heading south and they will be there for quite some time yet).
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