Manila toughest city to navigate, says auto tech firm study
Manila was voted the toughest city to navigate in the world, a recent survey from automobile technology company Drivemode showed.
The research revealed that more half (58 percent) of drivers in Manila used navigation apps such as Waze and Google Maps while driving. Riyadh followed as the second toughest city to navigate with 54 percent and New Delhi was third with 52 percent.
The study also showed that Manila drivers were some of the least distracted drivers in the world.
Only 15 per cent of drivers in Manila used call and text functions while driving, said the study, compared to two-fifths (40 per cent) of drivers from Toronto and 39 per cent of New York and LA drivers.
“Drivers across the seven Western cities studied—Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, London, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto—were found to be perpetual multitaskers while driving, juggling up to five apps during their trips. Western drivers used music apps most often (34 percent), followed by navigation (24 percent), phone (22 percent), and texting or messaging apps (16 percent),” it added.
The survey also noted that Manila drivers preferred silence while driving and tied with Mumbai in listening to music for at least seven minutes during their journey. Those in Chicago, in contrast, listen to music for about 22 minutes.
The Drivemode survey gathered responses from 25,000 drivers around the world.
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