You probably know by now that Apple’s mapping system in iOS6 is horrendous. But outright dangerous?
Looks that way.
Australian police issued a warning Monday, urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system. Apparently, it has directed several motorists off the beaten path and left them stranded in the Murray-Sunset National Park.
“Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.” - Mildura Police
Police said some people have been stranded at the park for up to 24 hours without food or water. Mildura officers said they have contacted Apple in relation to the issue.
“Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified.”
Here’s another tip. Use a different mapping service if you’re taking a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I think the picture above speaks for itself.