In a CNN article today, technology is cited as helping break the record for the Cannonball coast-to-coast run:
These guys seem to have better luck with traffic reporting than I do. However, it says the first turn direction from the GPS was in error. Wonder what brand of GPS they used?
It wasn't mentioned in that article, but an ABC News piece on them stated that they used US 40 mostly. That must have taken a tremendous amount of route planning and waypoints.
I made a trip several years ago to follow Rte 66, and it wasn't possible to program my Garmin C330 to follow 66. I had to use Delorme Street Atlas and it took a boat load of Vias and Stops to make the computer follow Rt66, especially when it paralleled I40.
Even harder when on the Santa Fe spur the road actually disappeared into a dirt road for about 50 miles.
US 40? Or I-40? Easy typo to make, either way. I-40 would sure be the easier of the two!
They blew through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, hitting St. Louis before dawn. I 40 runs from Wilmington NC west. They didn't get to I 40 until they got into Oklahoma.
I traveled 66 several times in 50's & 60's from Springfield IL to Ludlow CA. Barbara & I followed it in 2008, the best we could. Lot's of stuff to see between Tulsa & Kingman AZ. I used a guidebook & map published by the association.
That's how I did it. Using the downloaded maps from the Route 66 website, then making a lot of short routes.
However, it says the first turn direction from the GPS was in error.
Sounds like they were using an iPhone.
They should lock them up for a couple of months, then suspend their drivers license for the rest of their lives. Can you imagine how many lives they put in danger during their little outing? As far as I'm concerned they have more money than brains, have no concern for human life, and think they're above the law.
In the pictures you can see 2 GPSr's mounted on the dash, and the car probably had a factory nav unit as well.
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