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  Exactly.   http://www.gpsbites.com/top-10-list-of-worst-gps-disasters-and-sat-nav-mistakes
  You've replied to the wrong message.
  The same way Google did it? You mean release the product and improve it over time?  The advantage they had was that no one was scrutinising every mistake while they were doing it.   You can still find errors in the Google, even though its been running  a lot longer than the Apple service.   And 'inferior' really depends on what you're using it for and where you're going.  The fact that Google didn't offer turn-by-turn directions makes it inferior in quite for quite a...
  None of which has anything to do with testing. 
  I'm not convinced it was a set-up, but yes - these people are too stupid to hold driving licences.
  When it comes to Apple, what you hear isn't necessarily what is happening. The map around my neck of the woods was fixed about a week ago (I can even see my car parked outside), but the POI is still wrong. As Michael Scrip said, the problem seems to be really bad POI data.
  Yes, now that was tragic. 
  Apple seems to be using lots of third-party local services to provide the POI data.
  It depends. Australia is vast and empty, so driving for hours without seeing a town, person or signpost is fairly normal.    But you are right: you'd be an idiot not to check for the general location on a map, along with places to stop for help along the route in case of an emergency.   Australia is not to be trifled with.
  Did happen to me in Canada once. The car's sat nav was taking me one route, but the signs were pointing east, so I switched it off and used the map.   If there are no road signs and you haven't got a map (and I really can't imagine why anyone would drive in a country they're unfamiliar without a decent map) then you're pretty much stuck with the technology.
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