Apple Maps lead 2 drivers onto active runway at Alaska airport

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Di4mondz, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. Di4mondz macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    Look what happened.

  2. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    And a woman in the uk drove into a river because her Mercedes told her to.

    This shiz happens with every nav system out there, people are fools to not follow signs, and all eyes are on apple lately.
  3. BenTrovato macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2012
    That's a pretty funny story! Unfortunately people are becoming dumber by the minute and like to be told what to do and where to go instead of looking up and thinking for themselves.
  4. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    The bigger question, how is that even possible? Even the small regional airport here in Kansas has barbed wire fences and guarded entrances to the runway.
  5. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2010
    Who cares other than the 10 people who live in Alaska?????:D
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And Apple already dealt with the more immediate concerning part of the issue. Wonder how long it would take most other services to deal with something like this.
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68030

    Apr 12, 2012
    The fact you could just drive on to the runway was surely the main issue here. Anyone could accidentally do that, with or without Apple Maps. Glad to hear they've fenced it off now.
  8. falkedup macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
  9. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    OMG, logic on da Interwebz!?!?!? Impossible!!!!
    <head explodes>
  10. juliainor macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    There have been multiple cases of "death by GPS" here in Oregon (and elsewhere) over the years where people follow the instructions on their GPS/nav app despite good sense telling them it's a bad idea and end up meeting their demise.

    I don't recall the GPS manufacturer or nav apps being names in those situations UNTIL Apple Maps came out and it became popular to cite them as potentially life-threatening. (Though I don't believe Apple Maps has yet been the "cause" of someone ending up in a deadly situation.)

    Yes, Apple Maps has problems. So do all the other GPS/nav apps out there. Data isn't perfect. People need to open their eyes and look around them and use their brains.

    Anyone who drives onto a runway because their phone tells them to is an idiot. Period. It's no one else's fault. That the story says the drivers deserve "some of the blame" is absurd. They deserve it all.
  11. dannyyankou macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2012
    Maybe if drivers kept their eyes on the road, these things wouldn't happen :rolleyes:

    GPS isn't perfect, but drivers can try to be.
  12. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    hard to keep their eyes on the road when they are texting or putting on make-up :rolleyes:
  13. dejo Moderator


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    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
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