Australian authorities are concerned with motorists’ use of Apple maps.It can become a safety issue–literally the difference between life and death in some places.
They have found that motorists using iOS 6 Maps have become stranded in Murray-Sunset National Park. It’s a remove area that that is about 70km away from the location motorists are actually trying to get to. There is no water available, and temperatures can reach 46 degrees Celsius (that’s 115 Fahrenheit, which means it’s VERY hot).
Some of those found by police have been stranded for up to 24 hours and had no food or water. They had to walk long distances just to get somewhere with reception. Luckily, no one has died yet.
Police have contacted Apple, and hope that it’s something they can quickly fix.
Yeah, this is probably the worst case of Apple Maps getting it wrong we’ve heard of yet.
[via Victoria Police News]