Skip to comments.Woman drives 900 miles out of her way after GPS error
Posted on 01/16/2013 8:16:31 AM PST by posterchild
Put too much faith in technology and you may wind up in Croatia. A 67-year-old woman from Belgium learned that the hard way after she followed (faulty) directions from her GPS device.
The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south before (during the second day of driving) she realized that something was amiss. It's unclear if she entered the address incorrectly or if the GPS was faulty.
Discovery explains that the driver, Sabine Moreau, stopped twice for gas, slept on the side of the road, and "even suffered a minor car accident" along the way. She told El Mundo that she wasn't paying attention.
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Probably yapping on her cell the whole time.
Gee, ya think?
Mankind is doomed.
Technology dependency. Makes me glad I’m in QA, I have a natural distrust of tech, I don’t automatically believe any directions from Google or a GPS, always actually look at the map path to see if it makes sense, and usually tweak it because they take roads I avoid.
I know the feeling. I mindlessly follow the GPS as it tells me to go blocks out of the way and make huge loops around the city to get to the same place I could have gone if I just went straight. Faith in the GPS can be like a religion — you don’t question it.
These people vote
Hopefully their ballots will be too late after a two-week trek to the post office a mile away.
People were amazed that I took off from Michigan headed for Frisco Texas without a map. I looked at a map before leaving and got an idea of a basic route then called my destination from Little Rock about the best route to Plano and then I called from Plano for my friend to come find me so I could follow him to Frisco.
I bet they can find the welfare office in record time without GPS OR DIRECTIONS.
This woman should not be driving a car!
Somebody needs to contact the friend waiting at the Brussels train station to tell her that her ride is going to be late. Maybe she should think about taking a taxi.
My wife’s record (pre-GPS mind you) is 125 miles the wrong way.
Human reason and common sense should override machines. Judging from past experience, I doubt that it will. Too many people put complete faith in machines, especially if the machine is a computer.
At least it didn’t detour her thru Martin Luther King Blvd.