Australian police: flawed Google Maps putting people’s lives at risk, toosupersaiyan wrote: ↑Dec 13th, 2012 1:09 pmAustralian Police Warn Against Apple Maps, Citing “Potentially Life Threatening” Misdirection
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/09/austra ... direction/Police in Victoria have urged motorists to avoid the use of Apple Maps, warning that faulty directions on the much-criticized app have left motorists stranded in the Australian outback for up to 24 hours without food or water.
I might have echoed your "HAHA", but unlike the Apple story, Google Maps is not just "potentially life threatening", police have actually had to conduct rescue missions to save Google Maps users because of the dangerous information Google is spreading.Police in Mildura have had to conduct six rescues in recent weeks, after through the Murray Sunset National Park.
Now police in Colac, west of Melbourne, say faults with Google maps are putting people’s lives at risk along the Great Ocean Road and in the southern Otways.
Google is apparently directing vehicles and tourists down Wild Dog Road.
The problem is, that’s a one-way track and not built for heavy traffic.
Sergeant Nick Buenen said:
My issue is it’s a significant safety issue for tourists [and] locals, who are getting the wrong information from their GPSs. My concern is that one day we’re going to be at the coroners court [being asked] well what did you do about it.