I recently made a quick business trip to Jaipur. I travelled by road. I was in a taxi with a sighted colleague who was using Google maps. I was using way finder access.
As luck would have it, our taxi driver did not know a thing about the inside of Jaipur.. Don’t ask me why he was assigned to drive us. I was astonished at the number of petrol pumps on the Delhi Jaipur Highway namely national highway 8. Also, several small eating establishments were marked on way finder access as hotels!. Once inside Jaipur, I was able to navigate directly to the building where I was lodged. This navigation was flawless and, we did not need to ask anyone. My colleague could see the roads etc., using google maps but was unable to plot any routes.
There were portions on the highway when no information was reported in the vicinity views. My sighted colleague verified that there was actually nothing around us at that point. however, if you plot a route to Jaipur or anywhere else, the around you view keeps giving you instructions on what to do even in such situations. Also, be warned, that there are a few patches on the highway where you may lose phone signal. This happens for a few seconds but it is enough to trigger way finder access to warn you about this.
Finally, Wayfinder Access may tell you that you are off track. There is no need to panick in such a situation since I suspect that the curves of the highway confuse gps. WayFinder Access reroutes immediately after this notification and all is well.
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