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What's The Hurry? App Recommends Scenic Routes
Originally published on Tue August 16, 2011 8:38 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The point of using GPS navigation is to find the quickest way between point A and B. Now a new phone app encourages travelers to slow down and enjoy the scenery. The free BMW app lets users upload routes offering the loveliest views plus eateries. One Arkansas route takes driver to the state's oldest continuously operated general store. Another alerts drives outside Denver to watch for bighorn sheep. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.