Technology is here to stay, to make our lives much easier, and part of this technology is represented in applications that we can use at home, when we are at work or at university, or even in our vehicle.
And one of the most used applications in our vehicle is Google Maps, an app that allows us to guide us to our destination, and the problem is that there are people who blindly believe in everything the application tells them without questioning anything at all, to such an extent of driving their vehicle into a dangerous creek just because the app has pointed the way to them.
And a driver in India carrying four people was heading from Ernakulam to Kumbanad and relied on Google Maps to find the best route to the destination, just as millions of people around the world do.
The problem is that Google’s navigation application did not seem to have a good day, to the point that it lost the driver himself and ended up with the car submerged in a stream.
And due to the strong currents, the car quickly sank into the creek, so all the passengers began to scream hoping someone would save them. Fortunately, nearby locals heard of the situation and rushed to help all the passengers, including a three-month-old girl.
Although many they blamed the situation on a small error in the algorithm and mapping data from Google Mapsthe truth is that the main responsible is the driver, who must use common sense on the road.
From now on, perhaps you shouldn’t take absolutely everything your navigation app tells you for granted, especially if you’re in a place full of weeds and in the dark.