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Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Di4mondz, Sep 25, 2013.
Look what happened.
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.
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.
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.
Who cares other than the 10 people who live in Alaska?????
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.
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.
this needs to be here
OMG, logic on da Interwebz!?!?!? Impossible!!!!
i'm not joking guys
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.
Maybe if drivers kept their eyes on the road, these things wouldn't happen
GPS isn't perfect, but drivers can try to be.
hard to keep their eyes on the road when they are texting or putting on make-up
Mod Note: Pre-existing Front Page news thread: Apple's Maps App Directs Alaska Drivers onto Airport Taxiway