While there's no way of telling whether this is an Australian or global phenomenon, research by the Australian Association for Motor Insurers (AAMI) has delivered an interesting result.

The study found that 64 percent of male drivers use a GPS device to get around, compared to just 50 percent of females.

It also found a correlation between the age of drivers and their likelihood to use these devices, with younger drivers more likely to find their directions electronically.

Reuben Aitchison of the AAMI expressed surprise at the results: "In the past it was a point of honour, sometimes known as stubbornness, that men didn't want to admit they didn't know where they were going."