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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Navigation Fail

October 20, 2014

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

We all know that L.A. traffic is no picnic. It's wildly unpredictable and wholly unavoidable. It isn't, however, like this. Ever.

Look closely. What you see here are surface streets in red and freeways in green. That means that the Ram's nav traffic thinks that all major surface streets (displayed in this particular scale) are jammed. Gridlocked. Every one. I've seen all sorts of weirdness on L.A. roads, but never anything like this.

The problem is with the nav system not with the roads. In fact, by my observation, all of these major surface streets were as free-flowing as the freeways at this particular hour. Later in my trip it got even weirder. With the exception of a few yellow patches, the freeway traffic info disappeared, but the surface streets remained red.

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Bizarre.

The next day, everything was back to normal.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


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