Sometimes, alone in your car your sat-nav might be your only company – he or she, depending on your chosen voice talks to you and tells you the way to go – a sat-nav is a lot more useful than any passenger who’ll ever join you.
And a sat-nav will never moan about the choice of music. But what if it had a say on what you listen to? Diesel Car picks its Top 5 songs your sat-nav might choose…
1. Supertramp: Take The Long Way Home
Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there – you know where your going and how to get there, but sometimes you can’t help but follow the sat-nav’s instructions on how to get home, even if it suggests the most outlandish route to get there. And what better soundtrack for that random journey than Supertramp’s 1979 UK number one…
2. AC/DC: Highway to Hell
Unless you’ve stumped up extra for a Live service, most sat-navs remain blissfully ignorant of the traffic levels on the route its planned out for you. And so will you be unless you’ve caught Sally Traffic’s latest update on Radio 2. So there you are, happily sailing along the MWhatever when you find yourself trapped in miles of tailbacks, with no escape. It’s at the moment you realise you’ve left the motorway long behind. Now you’re on the Highway to Hell.
3. The Beatles: Drive My Car
With sat-navs packed full of detailed information on the UK’s network and companies busily working away on autonomous driving systems, surely it’s only a matter of time until even the driver becomes a passenger and the car gets on with doing its thing. While many drivers will hope that day never comes to pass but if it does, this could well be your sat-nav’s choice of soundtrack.
4. The Cars: Drive
Picture the scene. You’re miles from home, you don’t know the best way home, it’s wet, it’s dark and your tired. A quick press of the ‘Home’ button on the sat-nav and the little box of wonders has the way home all mapped out. Who’s gonna drive you home tonight? Well you are, but you’ll get the alot quicker thanks to your sat-nav.
5. Willie Nelson: On The Road Again
Okay, it’s an obvious choice for the sat-nav to go for but to be fair to it, where else do you use it? Like the song says ‘I can’t wait to get on the road again, goin’ places I’ve never been, seeing things I’ve never seen’ – with lyrics like that it should be the default anthem for sat-navs worldwide…