Man Drowns After Following GPS Directions into Reservoir
Stories about people getting into trouble because their GPS navigation system led them astray are amusing — at least until someone dies. That’s what happened in Spain on Saturday night after a man drove his car into a reservoir, where he drowned; his passenger escaped and swam to shore. Mitigating the driver error: it was at night, the road he was directed down goes right into the water, and based on the photos in this Spanish news article, there was no barrier to stop him. The reservoir is 21 years old; presumably the map data is somewhat older. Via Matt Rosenberg.