Archive for category: GPS

Un camion coincé sur une route de France à cause du GPS

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DATE: 2013-02-25 PLACE: Haute-Savoie COUNTRY: France DESCRIPTION: Un camion-remorque, guidé par son système GPS, est resté coincé par une falaise sur une route de Haute-Savoie. Il aura fallu des opérations difficiles et plus d’une demi-journée pour dégager le camion. Le camion et les murets bordant la route ont subi des dommages matériels.

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A truck damages a house in Beauport

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DATE: 2011-12-15 PLACE: Beauport, Qc COUNTRY: Canada DESCRIPTION: A truck driver, following his GPS instructions, damaged a house in Beauport.

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Woman survives deadly GPS error

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DATE: 2011-09-26 PLACE: Gympie COUNTRY: Australia DESCRIPTION: The inadequacy of many vehicle GPS systems has nearly cost the life of a snake-bite victim.

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GPS Spoofing

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DATE: 2008-09-19 PLACE: COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: To test out GPS security, researchers demonstrate how to steal a cargo truck and get away with it. Cargo trucks generally contain a GPS tracking device which relays position and speed information to a central office. This enables freight companies to track their drivers’ locations and ensure that trucks [...]

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GPS blamed for home demolition

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DATE: 2009-02-10 PLACE: Carroll County COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: Homeowner Al Byrd relayed a conversation with the wrecking crew in which they indicated that the GPS coordinates led them to that address and the house matched the description they had. A terrible mistake resulted in a house that Byrd’s father built himself in 1950 and still [...]

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Swedish couple lost after GPS typo

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DATE: 2009-07-29 PLACE: Capri Island COUNTRY: Italy DESCRIPTION: A Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended some 400 miles (660 kilometres) away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car’s GPS.

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Seven weeks in wilderness

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DATE: 2011-10-04 PLACE: British Columbia COUNTRY: Canada DESCRIPTION: Unaware that GPS directions omit seasonal conditions, a couple took a road that became impassable after nine kilometres of travel. The man got lost searching for help. The woman was rescued after 49 days.

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Following the GPS instructions, she ends up in a swamp

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DATE: 2010-10-06 PLACE: Near Toronto, Ontario COUNTRY: Canada DESCRIPTION: A woman was rescued by the local police after following her car GPS instructions and ending up in the middle of a swamp.

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Driver blames crash on GPS unit

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DATE: PLACE: Rutherford COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: A driver involved in a two-car collision that slowed the commute on Route 17 told police that he was programming a GPS unit when he ran a red light, police said. The driver told police that he was programming his GPS unit because he was lost.

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New York car accidents caused by GPS devices

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DATE: 2008-01-19 PLACE: New York COUNTRY: USA DESCRIPTION: A driver from California caused a fiery car accident when he turned on to railroad tracks in Bedford Hills and his vehicle was struck by an oncoming train when the car became stuck on the tracks. The driver, a 32 year old who works for a SIlicon [...]

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