300,000 UK Motorists Say GPS Lead Them Into Danger -- But Not All Of Them Followed
from the if-your-gps-told-you-to-jump-off-a-bridge,-would-you-do-it? dept
However, the UK poll actually says that one in fifty UK drivers -- about 300,000 motorists -- blames GPS for causing or nearly causing an accident -- which is hardly the same thing as GPS devices causing 300,000 accidents. But even so, if the poll numbers are accurate, it also seems amazing that there isn't a follow-up headline regarding a class action lawsuit against these "dangerous" GPS devices. Clearly, there are a sizable number of drivers who need more reminders that automated directions are not 100% reliable. Given the somewhat saturated GPS device market, maybe more safety features should become a differentiator -- instead of novelty Knight Rider voices and navigators disguised as teddy bears.