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2018-11-27 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Woman drives onto train tracks because GPS said to go that way (video]
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-27 02:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [245 views ]  Top

#1 Much like a liberal following the commands of her thought masters.
Posted by gorb 2018-11-27 09:52||   2018-11-27 09:52|| Front Page Top

#2 In the 90s I worked for a company that created maps that would be used for auto-navigation. We put cars on every street mapping things as accurately as possible. In a few cases we had marks on those maps that said "guy flashed gun, unsafe to go back for addreses" and things like that as the locals though our cars were law enforcement or something.

At the same time we had an icon that denoted a rich area. The icon was invisible but would prevent the software from navigating folks through those areas because the rich folks don't want to be bothered. I naively suggested why not use that icon to keep the system from routing folks through the really bad areas as well. The world was less PC then but my suggestion of using the invisible icon to protect customers was still quietly called racist and ignored.

Lucky smart phones took over before anyone was routed into Compton and killed because drivers will go wherever the thing tells them to go.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-11-27 11:11||   2018-11-27 11:11|| Front Page Top

#3 Rjschwarz, I think Waze, with its user supplied comments on changing traffic conditions, might accomplish that purpose, even if Google did acquire it from the Israeli founders.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-27 15:08||   2018-11-27 15:08|| Front Page Top

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