Thursday, October 02, 2008

When you trust too much on your GPS

The GPS is without a doubt one of the greatest technologies ever invented. Let's face it, if we were to rely on something like Google Maps we probably wouldn't even be able to find our way from here to there or from the north of Portugal to New York.

Of course, GPS also has its flaws and limitations. But even with those, the GPS' weakest link still lies on the people who use it.

One clear example of this is the New York guy who trusted his GPS so much that he apparently thought it was perfectly reasonable to follow the directions directly onto a set of train tracks. Even though the man was able to get out of his car in time, he wasn't able to prevent a commuter train from slamming into the car a few minutes later, causing an hour and a half delay on the transportation service.

Don't worry, nobody got hurt...well, except for the guy's pride :-)

Source: Engadget

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