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I've used the Apple Maps navigation during the last vacation in Spain (rental car did only support Apple car play), and the navigation desperately needs some love. The worst things are:

- no support for roundabouts: it's really hard to determine where you have to leave, and the spoken hints are not helping. Why not displaying a top view of the intersection/roundabout like other navigation devices do?

- no good support for leaving a highway. If the connection is non-standard the speech commands seem off/hard to understand. Top view again would help.




I tried to use it some time ago and visiting another city. I followed directions and after a bunch of left/right suddenly it instructed me to "drive west". This was on a pretty big street and as far as I can tell Apple Maps knew my location properly. Pretty fun.


Not sure about the second, but the lane guidance icon does change to show a diagram of which exit to take, and you should also see the 2.5D map with a blue line showing the route on the actual map.


Apple maps seems to have roundabout support in the Bay Area. Maybe they have not collected the data for Spain yet.




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