Uber Driver Staircase Fail and 3 More Stupid Car Accidents Caused by Google Maps & GPS

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Today one more fail was revealed when the vehicle got stuck on the pedestrian staircase due to the map app.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the rare case when cars got in troubles caused by GPS and Google Maps.

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driver followed his app instructions and got stuck on the pedestrian staircase in San Francisco.

Fred, who has driven with for less than a year, said he believed Safeway needed to make changes to its parking lot so that this didn’t happen again.

Moreton Bay trip

It can be complicated to drive a car in unfamiliar territory.

One case happened in March of 2012, a group of Tokyo students in Australia who ignored common sense and followed the counter-intuitive instructions on their GPS.

They ended in the Moreton Bay.

Student Yuzu Noda said the GPS “…told us we could drive down there. It kept saying it would navigate us to a road. We got stuck… There’s lots of mud.”

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Source: Imgur

Into swamp

In June 2011, three women driving a rented Mercedes SUV near Seattle missed a turn and their navigator rerouted them down a large boat launch, these Mensa candidates simply shrugged and hit the gas.

They cruised all the way into the Mercer Slough, where the car became submerged in murky water.

The women were okay. Quoth one of the rescuers on scene: “I don’t know why they wouldn’t question driving into a puddle that doesn’t seem to end…”

Didn’t notice the bridge

In April of 2008, a bus driver responsible for a high school girls softball team ignored the basic laws of math, his bus driver training, and all common sense when he plowed the bus into – and under – a bridge in the Washington Park Arboretum.

The bust was 12 feet high. The very old pedestrian foot bridge was 9 feet high, and flashing lights and yellow signs posted on its path said as much – but the GPS didn’t knew that and directed the vehicle there.

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Source: Reddit

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Uber Driver Staircase Fail and 3 More Car Accidents Caused by Google Maps & GPS
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Today one more Uber fail was revealed when the vehicle got stuck on the pedestrian staircase due to the map app. Unfortunately, this isn't the rare case when cars got in troubles caused by GPS and Google Maps.
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