Olathe, KS – Garmin Ltd. created a new GPS system just for Mainers, giving drivers point-by-point directions on what they’ll see if they drive past a chosen destination.
According to Garmin, the GPS is a “more natural fit for Mainers who are used to getting directions from other Mainers,” a representative of the company said.
If you set a destination from Brunswick to Congress Street in Portland, the True-Mainer GPS will advise you of the Maine Mall and Jetport exits.
“If you see a sign in 61.7 miles for the Portland Jetport, you have gone too far,” the GPS voice alerts drivers.
Immediately following a notification of what to expect if you’ve driven past your exit, the GPS launches into an entirely new set of directions on how to get back onto the road to get to your original destination.
“Regardless of whether or not you miss your exit, the True Maine GPS lets you know what sights and landmarks you’ll see 5 to 10 miles past your exit,” Garmin said.
One notable exception is driving from Ellsworth to Machias, when it assures drivers they haven’t missed a turn and are still on the correct path, “it’s just a ways is all.”
Driving through downtown Bangor, True Mainer GPS also lets you know other details.
“Stay straight until you get to a huge hill. The stop light at the top was some pretty hard times back when everyone drove standard. Nowadays no one pays it any mind but you could smell the burnt clutch-smell about half the time back before everyone got soft and started driving automatics,” it says.