Blame the GPS!

 

I am always surprised when a driver blames their GPS for doing something stupid... especially when they have to ignore multiple warning signs to accomplish the feat!

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1064220&playlistId=1.3298...

Lots of hard-headed people...

...or maybe just plain stupid.

haha

use your smartphone and there'd be nothing to blame....

I just used the garmin for a week because I was afraid of international roaming charges, and boy it was like going back to the dark ages....the arrival time going from 7:18, and climbing, to a final arrival of 7:36 for example....where google said 7:34 right off the bat (I would enter the destination, see the result and path, and cancel).

Turns out, after a week in Toronto, my phone used 118 mb, and I was given 1 gb for a month (I won't be back again this month). They always get you to overpay!! But I did talk so the $25 plan was worth it.

I don't know about blaming

I don't know about blaming the GPS but Philly (PA) has a similar trolley tunnel people like to drive into ...

http://septawatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/MuniTunnel_...

The next one actually made it 4 blocks into the tunnel.

http://septawatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/suv-portal....

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/pictures/15204/07%2002-17%2...

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Like Sheep...

My neighbor has a long driveway running off the main road which by law, has to be named. It winds around the back of his house and through his barn before joining the main road again. It's just a 2 rut dirt path but most GPS units and cell phone navigators route drivers via this driveway since it cuts a corner off the main road. The problem has been reported to HERE a dozen times over the last 8 years with no result.

It appears some drivers feel they need to be led around like sheep by a small electronic device, blindly ignoring signs and common sense.

Blame GPS

It is amazing how many people love to blame the problem on something else other than there stupidity.

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about the sheep factor

bdhsfz6 wrote:

My neighbor has a long driveway running off the main road which by law, has to be named. It winds around the back of his house and through his barn before joining the main road again. It's just a 2 rut dirt path but most GPS units and cell phone navigators route drivers via this driveway since it cuts a corner off the main road. The problem has been reported to HERE a dozen times over the last 8 years with no result.

It appears some drivers feel they need to be led around like sheep by a small electronic device, blindly ignoring signs and common sense.

Isn't our society like that, today? People justify not changing their own oil, not doing their own taxes, not driving a vehicle with a clutch.

How about this one. How many people can amortize a mortgage today, without an online connection and java?

The implication is that you actually don't understand how amortization works. I used to hear people say, if you make two payments a month, you'll be able to pay off your mortgage faster, such and such co. handles it for me for a small fee, totally worth it (make 2 payments that equal the 1 normal payment). WHAT??!!

How many % of drivers on the road today think there are rodents running around in a cage under the bonnet of the car?

um... well....

johnnatash4 wrote:
bdhsfz6 wrote:

My neighbor has a long driveway running off the main road which by law, has to be named. It winds around the back of his house and through his barn before joining the main road again. It's just a 2 rut dirt path but most GPS units and cell phone navigators route drivers via this driveway since it cuts a corner off the main road. The problem has been reported to HERE a dozen times over the last 8 years with no result.

It appears some drivers feel they need to be led around like sheep by a small electronic device, blindly ignoring signs and common sense.

How about this one. How many people can amortize a mortgage today, without an online connection and java?

This is like saying you should be able to perform your own cardiac bypass surgery.

Or

Everyone should write their own operating system.

Or

Everyone should be able to read, comprehend unbelievably complex legal documents and represent yourself without appropriate representation.

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um... well....

Nevermind thanks

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Whos fault is it?

Well it certainly isn't my fault!

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garry

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Darwin isn't winning fast enough.

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99% of those going to todays universities..

"How many % of drivers on the road today think there are rodents running around in a cage under the bonnet of the car?"

and with a

jjen wrote:

"How many % of drivers on the road today think there are rodents running around in a cage under the bonnet of the car?"

Master's you can upgrade to Hamsters but with your PhD you get SQUIRRELS!

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

The driver is responsible no matter what

Having some aviation background and knowing the value of preflight planning & checklists, anytime I have the GPS compute a new route, I always review the entire computed route before driving it.

Most of my major routes are done in BaseCamp on the computer and then downloaded into the GPS.. For blue highway trips I also check them in Google Earth to see how congested or scenic some of the questionable areas might be.

The smarter cars and GPS systems become, it seems the more the idiot factor and lack of personal responsibility population is in the news.

no I don't think so

BarneyBadass wrote:
johnnatash4 wrote:
bdhsfz6 wrote:

My neighbor has a long driveway running off the main road which by law, has to be named. It winds around the back of his house and through his barn before joining the main road again. It's just a 2 rut dirt path but most GPS units and cell phone navigators route drivers via this driveway since it cuts a corner off the main road. The problem has been reported to HERE a dozen times over the last 8 years with no result.

It appears some drivers feel they need to be led around like sheep by a small electronic device, blindly ignoring signs and common sense.

How about this one. How many people can amortize a mortgage today, without an online connection and java?

This is like saying you should be able to perform your own cardiac bypass surgery.

Or

Everyone should write their own operating system.

Or

Everyone should be able to read, comprehend unbelievably complex legal documents and represent yourself without appropriate representation.

Bypass surgery is a matter of life, and death, and requires a lot of schooling and practice.

Writing your own operating system isn't very practical, unless you just want to do such as a hobby.

Representing yourself legally, everyone should absolutely do that, with the exception being when they have been charged with a crime. If you have been charged with a crime, and you decide to represent yourself, then you're being foolish.

What I'm saying is that 12 years of school, i.e. high school, should not be optional, and a 18, 25, 35, 45, 55, 70, 85, 95 y.o. person should have the skills that one is supposed to have upon getting a HS diploma.

again times have changed

Box Car wrote:
jjen wrote:

"How many % of drivers on the road today think there are rodents running around in a cage under the bonnet of the car?"

Master's you can upgrade to Hamsters but with your PhD you get SQUIRRELS!

I'm not old as dirt, ok, maybe I am! In my time, everybody including our female friends, could change the oil in a car. Could do their own brakes. Could drive a car with a clutch. Those who had an interest, could swap a motor. Could rebuild a motor.

But when I saw the word sheep, I thought about how the average person doesn't even know how loan payments work, and they rely upon someone to tell them what a monthly payment might be, for what they are interested in borrowing against. This is something that is learned in HS, or supposed to be learned...

SQUIRRELS!

Box Car wrote:
jjen wrote:

"How many % of drivers on the road today think there are rodents running around in a cage under the bonnet of the car?"

Master's you can upgrade to Hamsters but with your PhD you get SQUIRRELS!

Did somebody say SQUIRRELS!

http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/10/29/neighborhoodHazard...

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Did somebody say SQUIRRELS!

soberbyker wrote:
Box Car wrote:
jjen wrote:

"How many % of drivers on the road today think there are rodents running around in a cage under the bonnet of the car?"

Master's you can upgrade to Hamsters but with your PhD you get SQUIRRELS!

Did somebody say SQUIRRELS!

http://lifeisaroad.com/stories/2004/10/29/neighborhoodHazard...

https://youtu.be/l3Ya6z-NlDo

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

you think is bad now

Wait for driverless vehicles

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Couple of weeks ago someone

Couple of weeks ago someone drove his SUV into Street Car tunnel in Toronto downtown. He blamed his GPS to guide him into tunnel. Couple of years ago one woman drove her car into lake Ontario and her sank in water. She also blamed her GPS...lol

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I can wait ...

flaco wrote:

Wait for driverless vehicles

If I have a choice, I'll never get in a driverless vehicle.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Duly Noted.....

And agreed.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

No worries ....

soberbyker wrote:
flaco wrote:

Wait for driverless vehicles

If I have a choice, I'll never get in a driverless vehicle.

Looks like we are very far from this occurring.

Showing your best foot forward, despite major setbacks, is the only way to get funding to make an acceptable product. If you read all/more of the development/testing coverage, you will quickly realize that what we know now can be classified as basic propaganda.

Seems this is common these days! Looks like another prohibitive/unsustainable subsidy, for public acceptance, is on the way .........

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem quickly resembles a nail. (Maslow's Hammer)

A more realistic forecast.

Toyota thinks that real autonomous cars are not going to be here for a long time.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self...

I don't think so either..

It's technology and redundancy in case one part of the system fails and how will that instantaneously be patched or fixed? All you have to do is look at Amazon having issues a few days ago. The cause evidently came down to one person (human)committing an error and Amazon had no fix for hours.
Hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of cars traveling all over the USA alone and someone or something has to control every aspect of the moving vehicles without a glitch....Won't happen for many years.

I blame the gps when it says

I blame the gps when it says I have arrived and the destination point is over 200ft away. Happened a few times to me now.

The gps is just a tool.

The gps is just a tool.

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Garmin Nuvi 660, Garmin StreetPilot i3(Retired), Garmin Nuvi 200(Retired), 1(wifey)+ 1(myself)=2 Garmin Nuvi 1350 LMT, Nuvi 2455LMT

I mostly use my smartphone,

I mostly use my smartphone, occasionally it can find things the gps can't and is usually more direct then my nuvi.

Really...

john9871 wrote:

I blame the gps when it says I have arrived and the destination point is over 200ft away. Happened a few times to me now.

Sounds like a first world problem.

"My GPS was 200 feet out after an X-hundred mile journey."

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK