Soupspoon wrote:I'm one of the worst murderers in the world:
Kill count: 0
Hey, at least you tried, right?
Kit. wrote:I won't do it, because it's unsafe. I am not a professional rally driver, it's unlikely that he is a professional rally co-driver, and the road is definitely not cleared of bystanders.
Besides, I won't trust his choice of the route. It may contain turns that are forbidden for cars.
I think there is a disconnect between the sense of mapping the immediately visible environment, and mapping in the larger scale of a traditional map.
I'm in that situation all the time. I well know the 10 minute route from home to work and the shops, and the 4 hour drive to the cottage.
But anywhere else in town, I've got no mental map for.
When someone else is in the car they can give directions, and it all goes much smoother and I don't come back from downtown via a completely different city (sad but true story).
A driver can take direction without being micromanaged! (Well, most I hope. There's always the four-sigma idiots that drive into a lake or through an airport and make the news.)
In San Francisco, when the satnav told me to make a right, and then take the next left (across three lanes of solid cars? Ha!), I simply made the right, and then did three more right turns.
I can trust that the navigator (silicon or carbon) knows what direction the destination is in without swerving all over the place as they talk.