May 12, 2007

My parents will be so pleased they let me borrow their sat nav…

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/6646331.stm

It clearly works so well in Wales… This ditzy student followed her GPS system to the letter and ended up getting her car smashed to bits by a train.

Obviously this was the fault of the GPS system, and not the girl who obeyed everything it said.

How easy would it be to add a road to the GPS database that goes over the cliffs of Dover?


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  1. Colin

    I read this yesterday and I can’t for the life of me fathom how the Sat-Nav was to blame at all. It obviously told her to take a road which had to cross a train track. It may not have told her “Please open both gates, Notice the metal tracks which are used for trains, drive through then close both gates” but aren’t sat-navs just for pointing you in the right direction, not for telling you how to drive? It was quite clearly the girls fault for being clueless. Surely you notice if you’ve parked on a train crossing! She evens says:

    there was a little sign saying, if the light is green, open the gates

    but the she says:

    So I opened the gate

    The sign said gates! Maybe sat-navs are just the newest evolutionary tool!

    12 May 2007, 11:21


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