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Ar-Pharazon June 23 2013 02:49 AM

GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
Story

Quote:

....The woman, who has not been identified, told police her GPS instructed her to take a right hand turn, which she did.

MBTA police described what happened next in a statement:
“Unfortunately the right hand turn positioned her vehicle onto the railroad tracks, after attempts to drive off the tracks were unsuccessful the driver of the vehicle along with two minor children exited and moved away from the track area to a safe location. Shortly thereafter a MBTA Fitchburg bound commuter rail train struck the vehicle
Just when I thought the only people this stupid were on TV.


Sector 7 June 23 2013 02:59 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
This is what happens when people blindly follow machines, instead of using Common Sense.

auntiehill June 23 2013 03:04 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
If you're that stupid, you shouldn't be driving in the first place.

Ar-Pharazon June 23 2013 03:19 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
^ Especially with kids along for the ride.

I mean, if people want to thin themselves out of the herd via Darwinism, that's fine. But don't drag your kids into it.

Gaseous Anomaly June 23 2013 03:30 AM

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Quote:

Sector 7 wrote: (Post 8286337)
This is what happens when people blindly follow machines, instead of using Common Sense.

what is this common sense you speak of/

i kid i kid, this is not the first instance of gps doing this sort of thing, it would seem stupid will always be stupid and ripe for the killing by Darwin.

Yoda June 23 2013 05:31 AM

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Quote:

Ar-Pharazon wrote: (Post 8286412)
^ Especially with kids along for the ride.

I mean, if people want to thin themselves out of the herd via Darwinism, that's fine. But don't drag your kids into it.

I think the whole point of Darwinism would kind or require the kids to die as well on account of them carrying the 'derp' genes in question...

Kestra June 23 2013 07:07 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
The article is a little unclear. Was it instructing her to cross the tracks and for some reason her car got stuck? There are plenty of railroad crossings that don't have the arms that come down, but it doesn't look like a proper crossing from the pictures. If it was a rural area it could be more difficult to tell, possibly.

She doesn't sound like a complete idiot. I mean, she realized her mistake, realized she was stuck, and got out of there with her kids. Making a mistake doesn't mean she deserves to die.

Avon June 23 2013 10:03 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
cars have got stuck on normal rail crossings plenty of times without any gps involved.

and Darwinism? As she had the sense to get out does that make her DarWinning?

Yoda June 23 2013 10:57 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
Quote:

Kestra wrote: (Post 8287039)
The article is a little unclear. Was it instructing her to cross the tracks and for some reason her car got stuck? There are plenty of railroad crossings that don't have the arms that come down, but it doesn't look like a proper crossing from the pictures. If it was a rural area it could be more difficult to tell, possibly.

She doesn't sound like a complete idiot. I mean, she realized her mistake, realized she was stuck, and got out of there with her kids. Making a mistake doesn't mean she deserves to die.

The whole point is she turned onto the tracks.. The train hit the car head on. Presumably the GPS was telling her to take a right onto the road past the railroad tracks or something.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...psaa4e9a19.jpg

MacLeod June 23 2013 11:07 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
Sat Navs are a driving aid nothing more, it's not the sat navs fault you turned onto a railway track. It's the drivers fault. The GPS might have have had you several metre's away from your actually location.

Locutus of Bored June 23 2013 11:42 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
It's not totally her fault. She ordered KITT, but they sent her KARR, the evil one, instead.

http://i.imgur.com/UVqsT1Q.gif

Gov Kodos June 23 2013 11:45 AM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
Maybe there was a problem with the AE-35 unit?

MacLeod June 23 2013 12:45 PM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
Perhaps Dave and Frank need to fix or replace the AE-35 unit then.

Emher June 23 2013 01:20 PM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
The fuck I need a GPS for? I got a map!

Gov Kodos June 23 2013 01:28 PM

Re: GPS tries to kill Massachusetts woman
 
While that GPS made some poor decisions, lately, I'm sure it has the greatest enthusiasm for its mission.


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