Australian Police Issue Warning After Motorists Get Stranded Following Apple Maps
Australian police have issued a warning to motorists after numerous individuals became stranded by following incorrect directions from Apple Maps.
Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple i-phone. 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. Some of the motorists located by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours without food or water and have walked long distances through dangerous terrain to get phone reception.
The Victoria police have asked Apple to fix the mistake; hopefully they do so soon!
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