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My most memorable drive is the first time I drove abroad. It was a little hired Seicento in Spain. We had a Nokia 7610, a bluetooth GPS unit and TomTom for Symbian with Spain maps. It was great, we set the villa as home and would just jump in the car and find random points of interest. Knowing we'd always be able to find our way back made it much more relaxing just cruising around the coast and visiting anywhere we liked the look of.
That car took us up some very steep and very rough roads without trouble. Brilliant holiday thanks to the car and the tech.

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Jason, current Android kit is a G300 running ICS and a Xoom running JB.

Most memorable drive was going to Clacton as a kid and we drove down with a hurricane brewing overhead. The clouds looked like a flying saucer from Independence Day or V!

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Hi, I'm Jens and have been an Android user for a few years now, starting with a Samsung Galaxy Spica when it was the first affordable Android phone available here, then a ZTE Blade which died a horrible death in a swimming pool, and now an Acer Liquid Gallant Duo.

One of my most memorable drives was driving home at night through the mountains in France, with a broken alternator. I needed to have the lights on to see on the small mountain road, but the lights were sucking my battery dry. If my battery gave up before getting back to civilization, I would have no chance of getting help, not even knowing my exact location and with probably noone coming by till the next day. Worse, if somebody did come I would be stopped in the middle of the road in complete darkness and with no lights. Luckily I got home shortly before the battery gave out.

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It's gotta be driving to London with my Fiance, from Darlington, 5hrs in all, couldn't do the return journey the next day. She taught me motorway driving manners :-)
One thing that sticks though is that, we used my Nokia E71 with an external bluetooth receiver and the excellent Nokia Maps with turn by turn navigation. I've recently got a Huawei G300 but no other gps app can hold a candle to the nokia. Great phone!!

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Hi, I'm Martin, started way back in July 2009 with HTC Magic, hooked on Android ever since. Now still with my aging but trusty Galaxy S (the original one). I've even made a few custom ROMs and kernels back in the day. I'm lurking here for the most part, but I follow Paul on Twitter regularly and still keep myself "in the business", so to speak.

I've got plenty of memorable drives over my 20 years of driving (climbing up to Lovcen moutain from Boka Kotorska in Montenegro comes to mind), but one of the most memorable that's also relevant to Android navigation must be our drive from Croatia couple years back. We decided to take a scenic route through Italy and Dolomites, but the weather turned out bad so we thought we'd cut it short and just get back to the highway as soon as possible. Which turned out to be near Tolmezzo. But the navigation kept steering us away in the opposite direction than we were expecting to go and since we experienced quite a few glitches before in Croatia (won't say which navigation it was, but it wasn't CoPilot ;) ), we've decided to just ignore it and follow the signs to Austria. Well, it turned out to be a mistake - in a way. We didn't get to the highway. Instead, we climbed from around 350 meters above sea level in a series of hairpins in a beautiful alpine valley up to a pass at about 1400 meters above sea level between some 2000+ meters hight mountains with snow on top (this was in summer). And then the drive back down on the other side. It was quite intensive (first time I've seen hairpins in a tunnel), but amazing, in a way. We got back to the highway almost four hours later than we would have, but I'd say it was still worth it, in a way. And then we caught a terrible storm near Wien - it was raining so hard we were going at about 40 kph max at highway, the wipers at max and still the windshield looked as if someone's just pouring water on it.

Also, it later turned out that when we finally decided to just ignore the navigation instructions in Italy, we were just about 4km away from the highway :)

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Hi I am Ian, started my Android involvement with Advent Vega via Paul, Thanks for that Paul, until I stood on that on holiday, now Galaxy tablet and G300 phone.

Most memorable journey was my first trip abroad with my folks, aged 16, by bus to spain. Journey was supposed to take about 20hrs except it turned into about 48hrs! Firstly driver broke coach by grounding it coming of ferry in Calais, in early hours, had to wait for garage to open to fix, then stopped in pyrenees by forest fires for hours through the night. Lucky white heather.....surpised we made it back in one piece

Never been on a long bus journey again!

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My name is Nick and I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G (16GB).

The drive that is most memorable at the moment is one this summer when driving into Vancouver from Abbotsford, the highway construction led them to create a centre lane 'trench' with cement dividers on either side. It felt like I was making an attack run on the Death Star! Naturally I went back not long later, mounted a video camera (phone) and recorded it!
Which reminds me... I need to upload it to YouTube... heheheh.

I hope I win, but even if I do not, I hope at least one person gets a kick out of my story.

Thank you for reading!

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when driving a 10 minute journey from the nearby village home, we got stuck in the snow. Luckily we had snowchains in the car, and attaching them on in Bradford was quite an experience... We got home in the end!

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The name's Paul, and I love all gadgets that make my life easier.

Most memorable drive, well if I were to pick one, it would be on one of the most important days of any man's life, getting the heavily pregnant missus to the ward in time. It was an ordinary morning, I was working from home on the days leading up to the expected date, and was awoken to a grunting/coughing/choking sound. Now I know what you're thinking, but no it wasn't her, it was our pet border collie who'd swallowed a bit of string from the rope toy she was chewing. The wife was breathing quite heavily at that point, but she said she was fine so we agreed we had to take the dog to the vet. I say "We", but it was "me". The vets is only down the road, but by the time we got there, without going into detail, let's just say the dog wasn't very well on the journey and lost control of its bodily functions. Anyway's, I left the boot open for it to air a bit, and got the dog to the vet who checked her over. They said the incident in the car on the way over must've cleared up whatever it was she was choking on, so all great. Phew! Or so I thought. The mobile rang, and after a few seconds, I was about to hang up on what I thought was some pervert heavily breathing down the line, when I realised it was the missus, and was past the "early signs" of labour and wanting to go to the hospital. I made a quick call to the "in-laws" to check their availability for "dog sitting". Now, I said "sitting"!!!, although with what had happened in the boot that morning, I could've easily said something else, ahem. They also lived round the corner from us, so after dropping the dog off, I rush home, and gently put the missus in the passenger seat, and set off towards the hospital. "Deep breaths" I said before showing her what I mean. We were both inhaling deeply, before the wife, after almost throwing up, asked about the pungent aroma in the back of the car. We wound the windows down, and continued on the journey. I'd done this route many many times, but for the life of me, I don't know why I decide to do a left a the wrong roundabout. Whether it was the aroma in the car, or the carbon dioxide the wife was exhaling with her breathing exercises, I don't know, but what they say about heavily pregnant womon is true, I was called something I'd thought I'd never hear from my wife's pretty, tender little lips. Any other day I would've been deeply offended, but it shocked me to the point, I had to get my act together. I turned around, and finally remember the way. We made it to the hospital with no subsequent mis-haps, thank goodness. It would've made it more memorable if it had, but I think this was bad enough.

Needless to say, the mid-wives checked her over and said she was still "not ready for delivery", so they sent us home. I won't go into the details, but the journey home was just as bad. It was another few hours and several phone calls later to the "labour ward" before we could finally do the trip again, but I did managed to get the car cleaned prior to that journey.

It was a stressful day to say the least, but 30 hours after that, we were rewarded with, our first son. The pressures of that day just didn't matter after that. Any parent reading this would agree that you're lost in the magic and wonders of life at that moment, full of joy and happiness and nothing else matters.

My subsequent memorable drive was bringing my wife and son home a few days later where our life as parents started.

We have two boys now and have since had many more memorable journeys.

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Hi i have been using satnav for about 10 years now. My most memorable trip was from London to Athens with a laptop and a usb antenna as a satnav. Driving throu Europe in the winter is fantastic. Had a few problems in the Alps as the maps from microsoft was not so good. I believe CoPilot is one of the best satnav programs ever!!

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My most memorable drive was when I drove over my country for 5 days!
My country isn't big, on the contrary. But I wasn't in a hurry. Started on monday in my home town, and drove from one town to another, sometimes stopping for a while to admire some beautiful sight (old houses in caves from over 100 years old, castle out of nowhere that turned to be an aqua park, and other).

On friday night I was back home with great memories that I will remember forever.

Thanks for this great giveaway!

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I've been using satnav on mobile devices since the old days of the XDA on WIndows Mobile 5, and have progressed through WM6 and BB until I dicoverd Android. Was always a big TomTom fan on WM, but not impressed on Android...

As for my most memorable drive? I drove 200 miles in the dark in a rented Yugo45 across the Slovenian mountains with only one headlight. The fact that I'm even here now surely makes me deserving of a copy of Copilot!

Edited by TangerineTractor, 19 October 2012 - 01:10 PM.

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I'm saving up for a sofa so I can sit in the other room and tweak my phone without my wife nagging... thanks!

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Hi! I'm Stuart from York.
I've been using Android since the G1, and currently have a Galaxy S2 and a Nexus 7 (as well as my old Orange San Francisco) to play with. None of these devices has ever had the standard ROM on for more than 24 hours!

My most memorable drive was while on holiday in California (years ago, before I had kids!).
We got a rented Pontiac convertible and drove from Los Angeles up to San Francisco on Highway 1 (The Pacific Coast Highway).

The scenery on this route is absolutely fantastic, and I would recommend the route to anyone!

Edited by Stooby, 19 October 2012 - 02:44 PM.

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Hi. I'm Raoul Teeuwen from the Netherlands. Married, 2 kids, 2 foster kids: 16/15/15/12. I have an iPhone 3GS, my wife a 4s, my kids Huawei G300's (thanks for pointing me to those Modaco ;-)). I've programmed Commodore PETs, C-64's in assembler ... the typical geek ;-). One of the more memorable drives was our trip to the West coast of the US, where we drove from the south to Vancouver island in 6 weeks with our family of 4, before the foster kids arrived. So many great memories from that trip...

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My first big drive. I had just passed my test a month before and it was me and 2 other guys with all our computers etc and it was just an epic experience.

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I'm an avid Android user

My most memorable drive is being a passenger when my wife drives, It's a scary experience :)

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@k123456, I'd (by choice) forgotten that! My 'worst' drive was also my wife driving, she'd had a few lessons and wanted me to take her out for more road experience, she managed to hit a parked car just after she pulled out from the kerb - the thing was that both cars were mine so that was the last driving lesson she ever got from me!

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YAY! I won. Thanks Paul/Modaco team! I've been looking at which offline maps app to spend the fairly hefty asking price on. Now I don't have to! Thanks again

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