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Old 04-09-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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You can't get there from here

A message on my CoPilot GPS navigation app today:

"CoPilot failed to find a valid route to your destination."
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:35 PM   #2
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You might check your travel preferences (if there are any) for things like "avoid tolls, ferries, etc"

This is a common problem in my part of the world... no routes are drawn where there are ferries or toll roads.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:22 PM   #3
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In this case there are no toll roads between my location and destination. I'm at the Seven Points COE Campground east of Nashville, and was trying to get directions for the Frist Art Museum downtown. CoPilot simply doesn't like my location; yesterday it gave me the same message when I tried to get directions to a nearby Walmart. I found it anyway. The app is just playing dumb.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:07 PM   #4
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Had a recent notice from TomTom about changes occurring on April 6. Was to do with the clock and estimated time to destination. They had a fix for it that required you to download. When downloading I got an alert that my XL was too old and offering me a coupon to buy a new one ( this is the second one I've had to replace because it can't handle the data ). Of course the coupon required you to select your country from a pull down list. And, of course, Canada wasn't on the list. And, of course, their help app is no help.

Around April 6, I was out in Chilliwack looking for directions to Cookies' Grill and TomTom lost the objective. Icon that shows you in relation to streets just disappeared.

I am not happy.
I'd complain, but they don't make it easy to contact them. You can't get there from here.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:42 PM   #5
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Had a recent notice from TomTom about changes occurring on April 6. Was to do with the clock and estimated time to destination. They had a fix for it that required you to download. When downloading I got an alert that my XL was too old and offering me a coupon to buy a new one ( this is the second one I've had to replace because it can't handle the data ). Of course the coupon required you to select your country from a pull down list. And, of course, Canada wasn't on the list. And, of course, their help app is no help.

Around April 6, I was out in Chilliwack looking for directions to Cookies' Grill and TomTom lost the objective. Icon that shows you in relation to streets just disappeared.

I am not happy.
I'd complain, but they don't make it easy to contact them. You can't get there from here.
Google maps work for me. I download the area I'm interested in while I have wifi and it then it is able to work when I'm out of network.
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Old 04-09-2019, 04:33 PM   #6
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Maps.me works for us, thanks to one member who posted on another thread about traveling to Mexico. For Canadians traveling to the US this app is very handy as you download the maps onto your device and then can use offline.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:22 PM   #7
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A message on my CoPilot GPS navigation app today:

"CoPilot failed to find a valid route to your destination."

How old is your GPS? There was some kind of satellite time update this weekend and older GPS devices needed to be updated to work with new timing, or some such nonsense. TomTom sent me an email on one of my old devices (with lifetime maps) and said make the critical update or be unable to use the GPS. So I updated and placed a new USA map in. The joke in this is I don't really use the GPS anymore, what with Google Maps on the phone.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:29 PM   #8
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A couple years ago I was going to Fort Pickens NP in Pensacola and all the mapping programs were unable to route me. Turned out that the only road there was being rebuilt after damage by hurricanes! Sometimes you have to trust the programs when they say you can’t get there!
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:12 PM   #9
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The joke in this is I don't really use the GPS anymore, what with Google Maps on the phone.
I still have that email unopened in my Inbox. The last time that I got one of those notices it looked like I'd have to pay to upgrade, even with "lifetime" maps. But in the end I didn't have to pay for the update.

I can't really get cranked up to see what the latest deal is. The GPS in the new truck is great and I don't really need the TomTom anymore but it might be nice to have a back-up. Oh wait, we have two phones with GPS, a dedicated nav laptop and a handheld Garmin. Hmm, maybe the TomTom might end up in the drawer with old cell phones.

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Old 04-09-2019, 06:15 PM   #10
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Oh, I haven't tried mine since that April 6 thing but I'm sure it is too old. But I've never been able to get it to avoid ferries when I tell it to- if I'm going off island to the north it always wants me to take the ferry no matter what so I have to route it through Oak Harbor.

Reminds me of this friend who called one night to Fresno and said he was in Bishop, CA, so about 60 miles from Fresno, and he'd be there in an hour. Pre-GPS so luckily he didn't start on the direct route.
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