Suggestion: pick alternate route
I want to make a suggestion for a new feature for my GO navigation device, though it would probably be applicable to any navigation device. I provide 3 different cases where the feature would be helpful.
- When, for example, I find that my route is blocked because of a mudslide or whatever, I would like to avoid having the device nag me for the next hour about turning around at the next opportunity. One way to do this would be to have a pick alternate route function, which could also be done as a voice command.
- Sometimes, I simply miss the turn, and then sometimes the device simply picks an alternate route instead of bugging me to turn around. I'm in the process of finding a way to turn around to get back on track, and my device is now presenting a different route, without so much as informing me, much less asking me. I have landed in this confusing situation several times. If there were an explicit pick alternate route command, then the automatic re-routing could be suppressed, allowing the user to decide whether he wants a new route, or find a way to get back on track.
- The third way this function could be helpful is when multiple routes are presented. It may well be that there is a way to select which route I want, but I haven't figured that out yet; I'm only a computer engineer. With a pick alternate route command, it would be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer how to select the desired route.