Nearly 100 drivers followed a Google Maps detour -- and ended up stuck in an empty field

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  1. mood

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    Nearly 100 drivers followed a Google Maps detour -- and ended up stuck in an empty field
    June 27, 2019
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/us/google-maps-detour-colorado-trnd/index.html
     
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Did Google start using Apple maps?
     
  3. Floyd 57

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    Everyone is like, don't use google, google bad, well good luck using other maps :D

    Openstreetmap doesn't even have the "yellow thingy" where you put it somewhere and it shows you pictures of the street in 360
     
  4. zapjb

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    Hey Google, Pay my tow bill.
     
  5. Buddel

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    My maps are still made of paper.:)
     
  6. Surt

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    A test of an upcoming maps feature: Google Lemmings.
     
  7. Floyd 57

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    Paper, what's that?
     
  8. Buddel

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    Paper is very flexible. I also use it as a password manager. It even works when your computer doesn't.;)
     
  9. ProTruckDriver

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    Sorry for being old school trucker. I just pull out that updated Rand McNally Map Book and do the pre trip. If I have to detour, pull it over and read the map. I found myself a few times at a dead end road driving our SUV using GPS. :)
     
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    zapjb Registered Member

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    When I was in sales a Thomas Guide always rode shotgun.
     
  11. wat0114

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    Big deal. Google maps is nearly 100% reliable. Combine it with some common sense and it kicks the crap -especially in efficiency- out of paper maps.
     
  12. mood

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    [Paywall]
    Get Off My Lawn! Homeowners Ward Off Drivers Misled by GPS
    July 26, 2019
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-off-my-lawn-homeowners-ward-off-drivers-misled-by-gps-11564071010
     
  13. ProTruckDriver

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    "Common Sense". That's another problem, look at the people driving now. I've about seen it all with over 2 million miles over the road. The percentage of people with no common sense is increasing dramatically yearly.
     
  14. Umbra

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    Just visited Thailand, rent a motorbike, Google Maps saved my life there, just had to look at my smartwatch and follow the directions without even needing to stop once.
    With a paper map it would be a hassle, not saying what if the weather was rainy ...
    Just for it Google deserves to be what they are now.
     
  15. Mr.X

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    I agree with this. That's why I love the huge G company.
     
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    Yes people bash it now like sheeps following some ridiculous trend, but they forgot Google made services that are the foundations of internet.
     
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