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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby harling » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:07 am

jasonh300 wrote:"Be prepared to turn right in one mile"

Since it doesn't start out with the distance, you won't know if it is it one mile, a quarter mile, 0.1 mile etc. until the end of the instruction (by which time you might fly past the turn, if you don't hit the brakes as a precaution).
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby harling » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:48 am

CBenson wrote:Once again, what's the problem with "in one mile, turn right?"

Whether this is intentional is anyone's guess, but IMO the "get ready" serves as a second layer of defense against panic braking & turning. If there is a long delay between the distance announcement (e.g., "in one mile...") and the turn direction (e.g., "...turn left"), or the driver does not hear the distance announcement for some reason, the "...turn left" instruction sounds immediate. Prefacing it with "get ready to..." clarifies that the maneuver is not immediate.

As has been suggested before, "In one mile, be ready to turn right" serves all the same functions.
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby harling » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:57 pm

The instruction means that you should get ready now, because a turn is coming up in one mile. But if you don't first tell the driver how far ahead the next maneuver will be, there is a moment of uncertainty & anxiety that it might be coming much sooner. We don't want people panic-braking on the highway when they hear "Get ready to turn right...", only to be followed by, "...in one mile."

In a moving vehicle, the distance (or time) to the next maneuver must come first.
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby DallasGrant » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:39 am

I have never been extremely upset about the wording, but I have taken notice to this as well many times before and always wondered about the "get ready" part too as it sounds silly the way it is wording because in one mile I would be in the process of completing my turn lol
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby Daknife » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:48 pm

I'm with Harling on this, I think the wording is grammatically correct for the purpose, "Hey driver dude (or dudette) in about one mile, get ready to turn right."

At this point it's a warning not an instruction, and thus the warning should advise you to get ready.
Thus it presents the needed data: "Distance"; "Be prepared"; "To turn right". At one mile out, even at 75 mph one mile is more than adequate time to change lanes or otherwise prepare for and upcoming turn, then when at the point of the turn the driver is mentally ready for the "Turn Right" instruction (not to mention at least one in between prompting.)
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby cherianchris » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:53 pm

So, how would you have it sound?

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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby cherianchris » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:10 am

I'm sure you would slow down on approaching the location! :smile:

The prompt is telling you, indirectly to slow down as well..

There a distance counter on the screen as well. So if you can grab a glance you'll have a good idea, when to start turning, as you would have slowed down, sufficiently by then.

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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby cherianchris » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:07 pm

Well, here in India, we get the first voice command at 800 metres, which is good distance to switch lanes. Unless you are driving a Super car!
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:26 pm

Oh, it's not what mine says either. I just don't see why we need that "get ready to" that people complain about.
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby CBenson » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:00 pm

Once again, what's the problem with "in one mile, turn right?"
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