2013 Ford Focus ST: Naughty Nav System
June 26, 2013
During a 120-mile round trip drive, I was intently following the route I had entered into our 2013 Ford Focus ST's navigation system. Going through five freeway interchanges in 30 miles, I was especially attentive to my location, lest I miss a change and subject myself to an inconvenient exit turnaround.
While cruising along a nice stretch along the final freeway, the nav voice started to insist that I move to the far left and enter the "express" lane. Luckily, I knew enough about where I was and the toll roads involved to realize that the nav was directing me into a prepaid "fast track" with no cash or credit card option. If you didn't have an account with a sensor fixed to your windshield, you were going to pay a hefty fine by the time you excised your car from the express lane.
Instead, I merely paralleled the toll lane, shaking my finger at the nav for its naughty, and potentially costly, suggestion.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 12,070 miles