SAT Navs, once the epitome of modern technology for drivers, appear to have already had their day.

Retailer John Lewis has removed sat navs from shelves due to the increasing number of people using in-car technology and mobile phone apps instead.

Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at said: “It’s unsurprising that sat navs will no longer be found on the shelves in John Lewis stores.

"Recent research shows that over one in three, or 34 per cent of drivers*, have sat nav technology in their cars now, and this figure is likely to increase over the next few years.

"John Lewis says the growing popularity of sat nav apps also factored into their decision.

"Many of these, such as Waze, are free and have real-time information, which is why drivers are turning to apps rather than forking out for sat navs, which can cost hundreds of pounds.

"However, drivers need to be aware that if they’re caught using their phone illegally behind the wheel they can face six penalty points and a £200 fine.

"This can also result in increased premiums and some insurers refuse to offer cover to those who have convicted this offence.”

However, for many drivers of older cars, will it turn out to be the case that reports of the death of Sat Navs have been exaggerated?