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Thread #103645   Message #2115311
Posted By: GUEST,PMB
31-Jul-07 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: GPS systems for cars
Subject: RE: GPS systems for cars
GPS doesn't relieve you of the need to keep brain in gear:

Release date: 10 Oct 2006
An 80-year-old German driver was guided by his satnav down a road still under under construction near Hamburg - and crashed his Mercedes, having ignored several signs for the construction.

The Mercedes ran through several barricades and eventually crashed into a pile of sand. The driver and his wife were uninjured.

A police spokesman commented 'The driver was following the orders from his navigation system and - even though there was a sufficient number of warnings and barricades - he continued his journey into the construction site. His trip finally ended when he wound up crashing into a pile of sand'.

The Truck in the Cherry Tree

GPS (railway) tracking (so near a major catastrophe).

In another incident in Germany last year, a driver drove his car through a railway station concourse, down a flight of stairs and onto the platform, guided as he thought by GPS.