2 anecdotes come to mind:

1: During one of our holidays we decided to go camp in Belgium (yeah, I know!) and the place name was called Gesves. This was pre sat nav and our French was pretty poor (still is). We had a lot of fun asking for directions before someone understood where we wanted to go and told us the right pronunciation.

2: Recently been using my sat nav (Copilot Live) for trips to NL. The funny thing is that I downloaded the maps and both Dutch and English voices. Sadly the English voices are really bad at pronouncing Dutch place names. We were rolling on the floor (not safe in a car) at the sat nav pronouncing places like “Breda Oost” as “Breed Oost” instead of something like “Braidah Oh-wst”. Also: very hard to change voice to Dutch while driving.