Skip to comments.Interstate 11 opening causes GPS glitch
Posted on 09/04/2017 4:15:08 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
LAKE MEAD (FOX5) -
A section of Interstate 11 opened Wednesday between the 95 and Railroad Pass Casino. But some drivers said they are having a hard time navigating it, thanks to a glitch from GPS technology.
When a 2.5 mile stretch of I-11 opened, Apple and Google maps didn't register it. Instead, it caused a major glitch, and instead of routing people down the 95 toward Boulder City and Arizona, drivers were being redirected all the way through Lake Mead National Park. The route takes more time and also comes with a $20 toll.
"I pulled over with all the other people and kinda zoomed out like, 'Ok why is it taking me through this road where I've got to pay $20?" one driver said.
The glitch confused both locals and tourists who forked over the 20 dollar fee to get into the park, just so they wouldn't have to go all the way back around.
"It kinda by default took me through here, I didn't know why, so the $20 charge kinda took me by surprise, I just paid it because I've never been up through here and I thought it was pretty. But coming up here in on a regular basis, that'd probably get irritating," a driver told FOX5.
An Nevada Department of Transportation spokesperson said because only a small section of the I-11 opened and the project is still under construction, the glitch is not that surprising. But N-DOT isn't sure why the GPS systems are taking people all the way through Lake Mead.
Transportation officials said they are trying to get Apple and Google to fix the problem. They're also posting notices on digital freeway signs to let people know the highways are still open.
For the moment, officials suggested drivers use the Waze app because it's updated with all the new information from N-DOT.
This sh*t is why nobody in their right mind should rely on GPS to drive their own vehicles.
Apple cult members and supporters of Goolag hardest hit.
GPS glitches are nothing new.
I use them plus also paper maps.
I like my GPS but they are from not perfect.
There is no “glitch.” “Glitch” is the word used by incompetent people when humans have made a serious error in using a computer system, and they want to confuse the public and make it think that the computer made some mysterious nerdy mistake.
The old maps did not have the new highway. Anyone who uses GPS and who doesn’t realize that is far too stupid to be driving a car.
Live by technology die by technology.
Realtor came by here the other day and I gave explicit verbal directions about turning at specific boulders and natural land marks.
I live in the boonies.
She got lost and I told her,I said do not use your GPS.
Dum shit did and got lost.
Directed our family back and forth across the US four times when I was a pre-teen...used paper maps, never got lost once. Maps still work, people.
Boonies here as well. And I’m always telling people not to use gps but follow my directions. Or I drive miles down off the mountain to pavement and have them follow me on in.
This is why I keep paper maps and Delorme books in my car. Just in case I need them.
I consider them a survival tool.
Rand McNally is more reliable...
READ A MAP !!!
“I like my GPS but they are from not perfect.”......
Same here. Anyone trying to locate my home should NEVER use a GPS. In my area, some local roads have been re-routed or even permanently closed but the GPS system, if used, will direct you to eventually wind up on a “dead end” road out in the middle of a Federal Wildlife Refuge.
You’re assuming everyone has COMMON SENSE.
Hey, Dummie! How about looking at the road and road signs.
Drove long haul 17 years.
Used maps every day.
The two or three times I got lost was by either missing a turn or missing road signs. My fault every time.
I remember the loop around Indianapolis being under construction, some poor idiot called out on the c.b.that he couldn’t find his exit and he had already been around the loop THREE TIMES!
He was relying on GPS. His exit had been moved slightly, less than 1/4 mile, and he kept driving by the new exit.
A driver finally had pity on him and pulled into the breakdown lane and waited for him to go around the loop again and took him to his exit.
This was NOT a failure of the GPS system; it was a failure of Apple and Google maps to keep up with changing roadways.
“I got lost because the GPS told me to.” Idiots! This is why NK’s new EMP threat would almost be a blessing.
Once the Norks (or Russians, or Chinese) knock out our GPS System, very few people will even be able to get to work the next day.
“... drivers were being redirected all the way through Lake Mead National Park.”
Since when did a man-made lake qualify as a National Park? I must be behind the times.
LOL!! GPS is science, not magic. Hence, it screws up from time to time. It really does still help to be able to read a map and have one.
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