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Lying GPS claims life

Spanish man takes wrong turn, drowns in reservoir


 

A 37-year-old man drowned in western Spain after his GPS sent him down a dead-end road and into a man-made lake. The Spanish Red Cross confirmed the death, noting that a passenger escaped and managed to get to shore to tell the story. The driver was apparently unable to brake in time once he saw the water, and the car sank very quickly. Why the GPS gave erroneous instructions isn’t yet clear. La Serena reservoir was built more than two decades ago and should have been on any digital navigation system.

The Guardian


 
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Lying GPS claims life

  1. Stupid driver and stupid 'oh woe is me' from the "we're LSM's forever victims arm" at the Guardian…what a hoot.

    Seems the smart ones got out alive….but snif, snif the machine TOLD him it was OK to drive like a bat out'a hell right into the water too, unreal.

    Better headline:

    Crazy speeding Spanish driver vs GPS
    and Darwinism wins again !

  2. I was given a ride by a neighbour who had a GPS. Just before our destination the device advised to take a right turn. I had been there once before so I knew it was left not right. I have read that a number of GPS units have mistakes. This poor man. He had little time to take corrective action.

    • Little time to take corrective action? You really want to go with that?

      How about OPEN YOUR IDIOTIC EYES TO THE ROAD IN FRONT OF YOU!! Oh, and another favourite: DON'T DRIVE SO FAST YOU ARE OUTRACING YOUR VISUAL BRAKING DISTANCE!!

      If there was a parked car, or a moose, or a four-year-old girl picking up a dropped doll right in the path of this moron, would the resultant collision be the fault of the GPS, too?

      At least this dangerous driver will not be able to repeat the feat.

      • Very much agree…Common sense Rule # 1…The driver is supposed to be in control of the Vehicle…Not the Vehicle or some damn gadget being in control of driver…Gaaawd !!!!

    • White people problems.

  3. With all these technology gadgets, many do not use their 5 senses nor use their brains anymore.

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