Your smartphone is so clever it can tell you not only where to go, but what to visit on the way as long as you have the right app.
City performance The city test mainly involves bench tests carried out in Sydney, as past results in various cities showed very little difference between models in built-up areas in terms of distances and arrival times. However, assessments of speed of recovery when coming out of tunnels and recalculations after a missed turn are carried out on the road. The total of the predicted distances is calculated; the more accurate the predicted distance, the better the score.
Regional performance Our tester checks various addresses for accuracy in Victoria and South Australia.
Our tester assesses how easy it is to install and use the menu structure on the touchscreen. He also looks at the quality of the display data such as distance to next turn and street name and turn direction symbols.
Verbal instructions are assessed on the quality of the voice, timing of turn and other instructions, how clear the instructions are, and whether it's possible to rely on verbal instructions without looking at the screen.
The tester checks how long it takes the GPS to recover after a missed turn, and after coming out of a tunnel, with a planned turn-off immediately after the tunnel exit.