Australian police officials are warning bikers not to depend upon instructions given by Apple’s iOS 6 mapping app after a lot of individuals were stranded in the Australian after following instructions from the app.
In one case, the device drivers were stuck for a period of 24 hours without sufficient quantities of food and water.
The mapping method has been misguiding tourists, trying to locate the city of Mildura, Australia.
As per reports, the tourists detected themselves in the midst of Murray-Sunset National Park, the second-largest parkland in Australia, which is about 50 miles away from Mildura.
Victorian police have had to help out bothered automobilists who found themselves lost in what the officials called as “potentially dangerous” locations.
“We have had around four documented cases,” senior police sergeant Stephen Phelan stated.
“The map puts it at least 70 kms (45 miles) from where it should be. We have had people bogged down in Sunset country.”
In a report, police stated, “Examinations on the mapping arrangement by police confirms the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, around 70km further than the definite location of Mildura. Police are very worried as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can hit 46 degrees [Celsius, roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit], making this a potentially severe issue.”
“Anyone travelling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping until this matter is rectified,” was the conclusion of the police statement.
Since the police reports went public earlier Monday, the tech giant Apple has revised the position of Mildura.
Upon its introduction in the month of September, Apple Maps has been highly criticized because of its poor picture superiority and weird mapping faults.
Victoria police met Apple for the matter and in the meantime urge those travelling in the region to depend on other types of mapping systems for instructions.
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