GPS navigation involved when car plunges off demolished Indiana bridge

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Police say a driver apparently was following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge that had been closed since 2009, killing his wife. The Times …

Source: wgntv.com

I can’t comment on the GPS navigation map. It could be that the map data hadn’t been updated by the car nav manufacturer, or it could be that the driver was using an old device with an old map data-set. A huge number of people don’t update their navigation maps. When was the last time you updated your maps?

Bottom line as I have said in so many blogs. The navigation is a guide. You are not in a driverless car. You have windows and as the disclaimer says when you start up your navigation, it is an aid only and you must drive based on what you see out of your windscreen. Clearly the road was well marked and blocked off. Enough said.

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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One Response to GPS navigation involved when car plunges off demolished Indiana bridge

  1. Reblogged this on vieirabrother and commented:
    Dangerous!!

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