Couple Taken 400 Miles Off Course By Trusting Their GPS

from the at-some-point,-don't-you-begin-to-question... dept

It really is amazing to see some of the stories about people shutting off their brains (and often their own eyes) in order to believe everything that their GPS device tells them. The latest example involves some Swedish tourists in Italy, who wanted to go to Capri, but mistyped it into the device as Carpi, an industrial town in Northern Italy, 400 miles away from the beautiful isle of Capri. Apparently, it didn't occur to them as they drove (and drove and drove) that perhaps things weren't right. According to tourist officials, after being informed, the couple got back in the car, and turned around to head in the right direction.

Filed Under: capri, carpi, gps, italy


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    Fsm, 29 Jul 2009 @ 6:04pm

    Woww...

    Amazing how many people commenting on this article don't have the reading comprehension to understand that Mike isn't bashing the technology at all for telling them the wrong(right) way to go.

    And the "misleading" headline says exactly what happened. They were taken 400 miles off course for trusting their GPS, when they should have had an iota of awareness about where the hell they were going.

    Authors of posts 3, 5, and 6 are morons.

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