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Or are we too quick to blame GPS and the mapping service?  Blindly following the path the computer has laid before you is not entirely a wise thing to do.  This is proved true by a couple on holiday in New Zealand when the GPS system in their rental car led them on a 10 hour journey through a mountain pass barely suitable for goats.

Rainbow Station manager David McEwen said the road could best be described as "a shingle goat track". "To say they're following their GPS quite frankly doesn't wash with me. They've gone past signs that said `Road Closed' that are 6ft high and 3ft wide and are illuminated."

Ya.  Maybe the problem isn't GPS after all.

Dave
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posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 12:48 PM

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# re: GPS Technology Gone Wrong 4/17/2007 1:16 PM Traveler
I'm agree, GPS is the additional assistant only but the car driver must keep his eyes open of course!

# re: GPS Technology Gone Wrong 4/15/2009 1:05 PM bghcomedy
You never know...sometimes it's the GPS' fault. Here's a prime
examples of technology gone wrong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr86UYj6ae4

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