GPS Tracking Disaster: Japanese Tourists Drive Straight into the Pacific

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/gps-tracking-...ive-straight-pacific-172043575--abc-news.html

    Three Japanese tourists in Australia found themselves in an embarrassing situation after their GPS navigation system lured them down the wrong path.

    The three, who are students from Tokyo, set out to drive to North Stradbroke Island on the Australian coast Thursday morning, and mapped out their path on their GPS system.

    The road looked clear, at low tide - but the map forgot to show the 9 miles of water and mud between the island and the mainland..........

    They tried to get back to solid ground, but as the tide rose they were forced to abandon their car. Passengers on passing ferries watched in amazement.


    More at link with a pic....
     
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  3. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    At what point have we lost the use of our eyeballs? I mean, seriously.

    I don't have a GPS.
    I have been driving for 25 years.
    I haven't driven into the ocean.

    Coincidence? Perhaps.

    Perhaps not.

    Sigh.

    Best-
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  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    LOL love my GPS. But I have to admit, if it says turn, I turn. Could easily be "hello ocean"
     
  5. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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  6. ~n/t~

    ~n/t~ New Member

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    Dumb and dumber!
     

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