GPS Fail: Tourists In Hawaii Mistakenly Drive Into The Harbor While Following Directions

A curious video has emerged exhibiting the aftermath of a weird incident the place two vacationers in Hawaii drove their minivan straight right into a harbor. And the explanation? Their GPS instructed them to. It’s onerous to think about why anybody would willingly drive their car right into a physique of water, particularly when widespread sense ought to kick in and say “This isn’t proper.”

It’s unclear what was going by way of the motive force’s thoughts — however it’s even worse that another person was within the passenger seat and went alongside for the trip; the incident raises questions concerning the reliability of GPS programs and whether or not individuals ought to blindly belief them.

Whereas autonomous autos are generally criticized for his or her security, this story is proof that human error can even trigger harmful conditions. If the minivan had been autonomous, no less than the blame may have been positioned on the automotive, not the motive force.

Luckily, a close-by sailboat crew rapidly got here to the rescue, utilizing ropes to tie the minivan and retrieve the passengers. Whereas the passengers had been rescued, the minivan slowly sank deeper and deeper into the harbor. The video exhibits the windshield wipers nonetheless going because the minivan disappears underwater, leaving viewers with a mixture of shock and amusement.

Curiously sufficient, this incident resembles a scene from the favored TV present “The Workplace”, the place a personality blindly follows his GPS and drives straight right into a lake — possibly the motive force on this incident would have been higher off studying from Michael Scott’s mistake.

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