Perhaps this is an overwhelming proof that we shouldn’t rely on technologies 100%.
Following the GPS instructions in her car, a 23-year-old Canadian woman went straight into a cold Ontario bay.
The woman, who was not familiar with the route, was driving in Tobermory when she made a right turn, as marked by the GPS, and headed straight for a dock leading to Georgia Bay, said Katrina Rubinstein-Gilbert, Officer of Community Safety of the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario.
“The car’s GPS took it beyond the shore, and the Toyota Yaris ended up sunk”, Rubenstein-Gilbert said. Luckily, the woman “thought fast” and was able to get out through the window before the car’s power was cut off and swam to the shore.
The police said that the water temperature was below 4 degrees Celsius and that the woman had to swim more than 30 meters to the shore. She then went to a local hotel to ask for help, as her cell phone was trapped inside the car.
“How does the GPS work? It isn’t a flying vehicle. It is not about the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’. In a way, it leaves the road and falls suddenly. I was driving on the road, and then, suddenly, hit the water”, she told local reporters.