Most vehicle navigation systems provide turn-by-turn voice directions. These instructions usually include distance and direction.


  • “turn left in 400 feet”
  • “in 0.2 miles, take ramp right”
  • “at the end of the road, turn left”
  • “turn left, then take the second right”
  • “turn right, then stay in the left lane”

More sophisticated systems also have the ability to include street names in their spoken directions. For example:

  • “in 0.5 miles, turn right on Rock Creek Boulevard”
  • “exit left to Highway 26 West”

Don’t expect pronunciations to always be correct, especially for complicated names.

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