reliance on GPS -> Mercedes Splash

Mercedes Splash

Ouch! This woman sent her Mercedes into a river by trusting her GPS instead of common sense. Good thing I don’t use one myself. Although I love tech, sometimes I feel you lose all the fun when a machine tells you where to go. Best way for me? Learn by feel and getting lost…

So far, over-dependence on GPS devices has resulted in more inconvenience than actual danger, but things took a turn for the worse earlier this month when a U.K. woman sent her £96k Mercedes SL500 flying into a river, trusting the car’s optimistic GPS guidance instead of the road signs warning of impending doom. Matters were made worse as the river was swollen from recent heavy rains, which caused the vehicle to be swept some 200 meters downstream before the woman was able to escape.

[via] The Register

One Response to reliance on GPS -> Mercedes Splash

  1. Izl says:

    Insured i hope

    well no i dont, that was just stupid

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