Tuesday, January 16, 2007

He Vas Only Followink Oahduhs...

Obedient motorist crashes on satnav command:

A 46-year-old German motorist driving along a busy road suddenly veered to the left and ended up stuck on a railway track -- because his satellite navigation system told him to, police said Sunday.

The motorist was heading into the north German city of Bremen "when the friendly voice from his satnav told him to turn left," a spokesman said.

"He did what he was ordered to do and turned his Audi left up over the curb and onto the track of a local streetcar line. He tried to back up off the track but got completely stuck."

The police spokesman said about a dozen trams were held up until a tow truck arrived to clear the car off the track.

Several German motorists have crashed their cars in recent months, later telling police they were only obeying orders from their satnavs.

I knew this was going to happen...the GPS system is trying to kill us.


Jim Winter said...

Holy shit! Are we about to find out the answer to "And if they told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?"

Anonymous said...

It is beginning. Skynet is trying to kill us off piecemeal.

Tasha Alexander said...

Hey! My gps tries to kill me all the time by sending me through bad neighborhoods. And when I do my own thing, it obediently tries to reroute based on my actions.

I kinda wish though that after you've ignored five or six commands that it would say, "Why the F%#&@ are you asking for directions when you clearly have no intention of following them? Route guidance ends now."

Stacey Cochran said...

It's like the Terminator, man. The machines are rising up.