Wednesday, October 11, 2006

GPS Navigation goofs

The Map Room rounds up stories where people ended up in stuck or otherwise nasty situations because they followed the directions on their car’s GPS navigation systems, and in many cases plainly ignored the evidence gathered by their own eyes.

German man crashes into a pile of sand.
Caravan of people get stuck in a narrow lane in Wales.
English man drives straight into a river.
And along a 100 foot cliff.
“Because my car told me to.”   It’s an easy lesson that technology is an AID to us in our daily lives, and should never replace our brains as the primary guide.

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