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kenj
26-01-2011, 08:21 AM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/4579657/Faulty-GPS-lands-couple-in-hospital

Ken :D

Bobh
26-01-2011, 08:44 AM
Goes to show that you can never place complete trust in a GPS. Common sense applies as well.

Snorkbox
26-01-2011, 08:46 AM
Common sense is mis named as I have found it's not all that common.

gary67
26-01-2011, 08:48 AM
Maybe an eye test would be more relevant I mean how can you not see a church?

Bobh
26-01-2011, 08:53 AM
Maybe an eye test would be more relevant I mean how can you not see a church?
It must have been dark. It was in the evening.

wratterus
26-01-2011, 08:55 AM
And the headlights weren't on? Seriously... :lol:

I heard a story a while ago of someone using GPS assisted driving in his new beemer, promptly drove it into a canal, also someone who parked his car 'on' a lake, mistaking the algae for grass.

But driving into a church?

pctek
26-01-2011, 11:03 AM
Husbands GPS told him to do a U-turn while on the new SthWstrn motorway.
of course, he didn't.

Trev
26-01-2011, 11:25 AM
That is why I still do it the old way, maps.
:)

inphinity
26-01-2011, 11:29 AM
It's the people that are stupid.

Cicero
26-01-2011, 11:48 AM
On sat I am going to a hard to find part of ch ch, will use my m30 and it will be a peice of ?

somebody
26-01-2011, 07:45 PM
It's the driver who's faulty, not the GPS.

If a computerised voice told you to jump off a cliff, would you?

Agent_24
26-01-2011, 08:24 PM
It's the driver who's faulty, not the GPS.

Both are at fault, the GPS gave the wrong direction and the fools driving the car didn't stop to think.

I think I'll stick with Google maps, that only tells you to swim across the Atlantic ocean...

Jen
26-01-2011, 09:20 PM
Husbands GPS told him to do a U-turn while on the new SthWstrn motorway.
of course, he didn't.I had that the other day. The very last piece of the South-Western has only been open a few weeks so doesn't exist on most maps. I think I also accidentally selected 'shortest' route instead of 'fastest' as it then continued to tell me get off the motorway at Takanini and Ramarama (I was heading for Coromandel). I turned it off at that point. If a tourist had made that selection, who knows what route they would have been directed to follow. :D

It also had me pictured on the map driving several hundred meters down a ravine today as well. I know it was a loose-metal road, but it wasn't that rough. :rolleyes:

The Error Guy
26-01-2011, 09:34 PM
I have a GPS, Purely for the map function, I do not use it for directions. much better than being told to "turn left.. right.. recalculating route"

Nomad
29-01-2011, 12:28 PM
i use the directions, esp in a place i have not been to before ... pretty good in most occasions, just use common sense.

but for the topic, are they gonna sue the GPS company :p

likewise to jaywalking and being hit by buses. many countries install barriers for that reason but NZ tend to think educating the public is better.

mikebartnz
29-01-2011, 01:43 PM
likewise to jaywalking and being hit by buses. many countries install barriers for that reason but NZ tend to think educating the public is better.
Why does everyone want to stop Darwins theory from working properly.:D

Cicero
29-01-2011, 01:57 PM
Why does everyone want to stop Darwin's theory from working properly.:D

Because we are true Christians.:horrified

BobM
29-01-2011, 08:21 PM
Speaking of churches, how many remember, "Here's the church and here's the steeple". :)

feersumendjinn
29-01-2011, 10:36 PM
http://www.ehow.com/how_5190395_do-finger-game-heres-church.html

coldfront
02-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Tried out the Navamna GPS on a trip to Rotovegas monday. It was quite an amusing drive.

First thing to baffle it was the Taupo Bypass, so new its not on the maps :punk but when I got to Wairraki that really confused it because it wanted me to go up the small sidelane road to Wairaki Village. So I ignored that kept up SH1 then across.

Actually made a change from sticking to SH5 :)

Something useful though was in Rotovegas when someone asked me directions! Haha I found them the route direct and thats from some one who is not a Rotovegas local. So in a way they have their uses.

sarel
02-02-2011, 02:09 PM
I used a TomTom in a big city recently - no, not mine. I must say I was impressed with it. Only place it went bonkers was between high buildings like in the CBD.

sarel

Agent_24
02-02-2011, 02:14 PM
:lol: