Hi, just joined and hoping for help with Becker Map Pilot

Kontessa

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I have been using the Map Pilot in my SLK for some time but I get very frustrated with the type of roads it selects for my route. It will often take me off a major road onto a narrow track and eventually join back up with the major road that I was originally on.

This is not an isolated case. A few days ago I visited a town about 45 miles from my home. I did not use the Map Pilot on my outward journey but just followed my instincts and the journey took about one hour using major roads for the entire journey except for the last couple of miles. I then used the Map Pilot to navigate back home which took me longer than one hour and some of the roads it selected were almost unsuitable for motor vehicles and I was very pleased when eventually it found a major road again but it was desperate to get me on a farm track as soon as it could.

I have tried changing the settings, Economical, Sport and fastest etc and I have ensured the other options are corrected selected but it still wants to take me off major roads onto minor roads and tracks whenever it can.

I successfully updated the software / firmware to the latest version in November 2017.

Please help me resolve this.
 

John Laidlaw

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Welcome, sorry don’t know much about the map pilot settings ( my last 3 have had Comand based APS nav)
Sure someone will be along soon to help
 

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Welcome Kontessa.
 

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Hi Kontessa and welcome to the forum. I don’t know anything about the Becker system, sorry, but my general view of any Sat Nav is that you have to know roughly where you are going and what sort of roads you want to take and then use a mixture of “instinct” and the SatNav to get there by the most sensible route. Knowing when to ignore the instructions is half the battle!
 
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Kontessa

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Many thanks for the replies so far.
Steve, I fully agree with your reply and a part sat nav / part common sense strategy is what I would normally adopt but I've had suspicions about the Becker not having much artificial common sense for a while, so I've been putting it to the test to validate my point. I also have nav on my phone which uses Google navigation and that has much more common sense than the Becker and it's free! Surely the Becker guy's must be aware of these issues and I would hope they are working to resolve them.
Does anyone else have similar issues with Becker Map Pilot?
 

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My theory on satnavs is that they are a nuisance , I only use them when I am within a mile or so of where I need to find .
 

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Hi Kontessa
all I can say is I'm always at odds with my Becker satnav, the arguments between us help the time fly!
Tony
 

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Hi,with mpilot i have 3 routes,i always take second route,never had problem.
 


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