📑 Google Maps error forces lost tourists to walk 60km from bogged car in Cape York

Bookmarked Google Maps error forces lost tourists to walk 60km from bogged car in Cape York by Holly Richardson (ABC News)

Rangers say two young German tourists are “lucky to be alive” after walking for several days in the Cape York wilderness after their car became bogged because of a Google Maps error.

Two young men are lucky to be alive after walking for several days in the Cape York wilderness when their car became bogged after they followed Google Maps directions.

Source: Google Maps error forces lost tourists to walk 60km from bogged car in Cape York

Although I feel I can confidently find my way when driving, I often turn to Google when traffic is tempremental. Recently, on a drive home on the Princess Freeway, Google actually took me onto the Williamstown Road exit as it had not adjusted to the new highway. Ironically, this led to waiting 15+ minutes to get off the freeway only to he then told to get back on it again. However, this error was nothing to this story about German tourists going offroad in Cape York and having to hike a week to get to safety.

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