Apps like Google Maps, Waze and the default Map app on your iPhone or Android have become our go-to source whenever we need directions. They're simple to use, and they use satellite technology to give you turn-by-turn directions that are usually accurate. In fact, these apps have become so precise they can even detect accidents and other road blocks that might cause your trip to be delayed.
But it's not always a good idea to take every turn your GPS suggests. That's what one 23-year-old woman from Kitchener, Ontario learned recently.
According to reports, the woman followed the turn-by-turn directions on her GPS and drove her car into a lake. To be fair, the driving conditions weren't ideal. It was dark out and foggy, so the driver couldn't see that she was headed straight for the Georgian Bay.
In this case, following the GPS led to disaster. The directions led her to a boat launch near the Little Tub Harbour, which she plummeted off of.
When the car hit the water, it floated just long enough for the driver to escape. She was able to roll down the window, and even grab some of her things before making the swim to shore.
Luckily, the driver was safe, but it was a different story for the car, which sank to the bottom of the lake and had to be removed by officials later on.
This isn't the only time the GPS on a smartphone has led to an odd turn of events. Earlier this year, we shared a story where many lost iPhones were being tracked to a couple's home in Georgia, but there was a slight catch. Click here to read more about it.
With these GPS blunders, it might be a good thing that we'll be waiting for driverless cars for several more years. What do you think? Let us know in the comments, and use the buttons below to share this article with friends.