| | 01-30-2012, 08:55 AM #1
I'm glad to hear the news earlier this year of MS integrating Nokia Drive (or parts anyway) with their Bing Maps, because man was my last experience frustrating. First problem is that it took more than 3 voice searches for it to get the correct address. It would always screw something up including cities that no where near sounded close....and I was talking slowly and clearly too. Androids voice to text is much better at this time. Rarely did it mess up what I was saying....so hopefully MS is still working to improve it instead of checking it off the list and forgetting about it.
The actually navigation was terrible. I'm not talking about the lack of auto voice nav (tapping the screen is nice to hear the directions again, but I shouldn't have to tap to hear at every turn), but the actual route it took me. It was taking me out to the middle of no where and saying my destination was on a road that wasn't even road of the destination.....it even had me pass over the destination road to get me to what it thought the destination location was. My destination was not a new road, nor somewhere out in the sticks, it was to a Chrysler Assembly plant in northern Illinois. Google has it right on the dot: 3000 west chrysler drive belvidere il - Google Maps
Common sense got me there, not Bing. Did MS fire all their guys that did Live Search for WM back in the day? Live Search was awesome and worked really well for me back in the day.
/end rant of frustration