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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Rob Thornton] #559313
12/02/19 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted By Rob Thornton
Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By Heinz
I tried it, in Germany they use German wordings.

See my earlier post. It depends on the language of your device and/or browser. Peter's original 3 words location is in Italian if I reset exactly the same spot.

Originally Posted By Gambalunga
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By the way it is different depending on language. In Italian your Mog is at ///stucco.conduciamo.includete


Sorry if I haven't got fully into this thread as yet, but does this mean that for this system to work there are as many code variations for the same location as there are languages in the world? If so, doesn't a universal numeric grid reference still make sense for most purposes?

It still gives the correct location if you search for it in the map in say English whatever your home language may be, and I assume vice versa.


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #559314
12/02/19 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted By Peter J

In the new A35 I understand I can tell the sat nav, using "Mercedes Me" to take me to ///hushed.pizzeria.estate (the entrance to MMC reception) and it will do so!

And would "MMC, Spring Lane" not also take you there Peter? smile


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #559340
12/02/19 11:32 AM
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I searched for "best guitarist ever" and it's somewhere in Russia.....no use to me at all........
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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #572442
17/04/19 02:13 PM
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Now I have the car I've been playing with the new MBUX system, it replaces the 15 year old "Command" system. It is a bit like migrating from a PC to a Mac, and like all modern systems it can be voice activated.

I asked it to take me to "intend.straddlwd.awkward" and it took me to right outside the garage door. I'm impressed.

Now, if only I could program Waze, which I use in Tarka, with What 3 Words it would be perfect!


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #572495
17/04/19 07:20 PM
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I read a couple of weeks ago that some of the police forces are now using it.


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #572498
17/04/19 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted By Peter J


In the new A35 I understand I can tell the sat nav, using "Mercedes Me" to take me to ///hushed.pizzeria.estate (the entrance to MMC reception) and it will do so!



Did what3words know about the buyout before anyone else?!


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: TheCustomer] #572556
18/04/19 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted By TheCustomer
Originally Posted By Peter J


In the new A35 I understand I can tell the sat nav, using "Mercedes Me" to take me to ///hushed.pizzeria.estate (the entrance to MMC reception) and it will do so!



Did what3words know about the buyout before anyone else?!


It does seem to be a bit of a coincidence!


Peter,
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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #573268
22/04/19 11:17 PM
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to come back to the reason...

numerical codes are good for machines but less good to remember for us humans. Complex adresses are common inour surrounding but not in Mrgacities where most of the streets donˋt even have a name...

they say that many n.g.o.s use them3words because it helps all over the world.

think of an accident and you like to direct the ambulance...


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Peter J] #573271
23/04/19 04:58 AM
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In the UK: a solution looking for a problem.

I watched a BBC Click report on this at least 3 years ago.


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Re: what3words: the new way to find places [Re: Northernmorgan] #573285
23/04/19 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
I read a couple of weeks ago that some of the police forces are now using it.


Apparently Essex Police are going to use it. It is supposed to help find obscure addresses.


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