More than 60 key players from the public and private sectors will attend the Government’s first Sat Nav summit today. Lewes MP and Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has called the meeting – billed the most significant of its kind – to end the chaos caused by road users receiving out-of-date directions and traffic information from sat navs.
Attendees will include local authorities, the Highways Agency, Tom Tom, Ordnance Survey, Google, the Freight Transport Association and Network Rail.
At present, it can take months for map updates to make their way from local councils to sat navs. The summit will look at ways that sat navs can better reflect local conditions and whether they can unlock local authority information on parking or roadworks.
Ministers say they are also tackling the misery caused by lorry drivers following sat navs down narrow and inappropriate roads.
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