New Technology, Same Old Problem

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An 80-year old German motorist obediently followed the directions his new in-car navigation system gave him. To the very letter. No matter what.

"The driver was following the orders from his navigation system and even though there was a sufficient number of warnings and barricades, he continued his journey into the construction site," a police spokeswoman told Reuters.

"His trip finally ended when he wound up crashing into a pile of sand," she added.

The driver and his wife escaped uninjured from the collision, which occurred on a motorway near Hamburg.

This illustrates that new technology can't solve all major problems. In this case, the age-old problem that has plagued wheeled transportation since the beginning of time is still operational. The nut behind the wheel is loose.

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2 Responses to New Technology, Same Old Problem

  1. Rick says:

    Kind of reminds of the guys who set the lat/long of the harbor into their gps. Unfortunately, the harbor was on the other side of the island. Or, the ones who set their waypoint for the exact lat/long of the channel marker. Whooops, crash, glug.


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