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Old December 1st, 2014, 10:32 PM   #29161
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Old December 1st, 2014, 11:59 PM   #29162
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France studying proposal to ban Diesel-powered automobiles.

http://www.autonews.com/article/2014...passenger-cars

LOL good luck on that France
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 12:55 PM   #29163
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The stranded Renault Megane rental car. Those tourists wanted to drive from Reykjavik to Akureyri. They probably set their GPS to their destination,
the gps told them to take the shortest route, so they ended up in the Icelandic Outback.

We have heard it before, motorists who end up in the strangest places and then blame their gps.
This summer I personally saw a German family attempting to drive past this point (the little black poles weren't there but the no-entry sign was). After few meters a policeman stop them and forced them to turn back. I saw that they had the GPS switched on . The GPS probably though that te famous Karluv Most was open to traffic (or the driver set his GPS with the pedestrian setting).
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old December 2nd, 2014, 03:19 PM   #29164
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My favourite is that lorry driver from Turkey that had to go to Gibraltar (southern Spain) but had his sat-nav taking him to Gibraltar near Newcastle in the UK. It didn't even occur to him he was going the wrong way when he had to take a ferry and that people drive on the left-hand side of the road after Dover.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 03:29 PM   #29165
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What about the Swiss tourists I personally saw driving their car towards the Kehlsteinhaus in Berchtesgaden (Hitler's Eagle's nest)... not even on the paved road, which is also forbbiden for cars, but on a service road more or less here, screaming out of the window "it's my gps's fault!!"
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 03:37 PM   #29166
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:10 PM   #29167
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I remember a case when a driver from Belgium or the Netherlands was directed wrongly by the GPS to Zagreb, Croatia instead of the nearer place he wanted to go.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:42 PM   #29168
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I found that story:
http://gizmodo.com/5975787/woman-dri...s-to-gps-error
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:48 PM   #29169
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They make GPS units tailored for trucks, now.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 04:57 PM   #29170
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I remember a case when a driver from Belgium or the Netherlands was directed wrongly by the GPS to Zagreb, Croatia instead of the nearer place he wanted to go.
Well, Zagreb is something different. I've driven by eight times and accidentally ended up there eight times.

Can't explain why. Perhaps there was something wrong between steering wheel and headrest.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 05:06 PM   #29171
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 05:24 PM   #29172
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When I was in Split I saw a Fiat Panda with Italian plates here. I guess it isn't forbidden to drive there, but it looked really weird, especially to see a foreigner.


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Old December 2nd, 2014, 05:25 PM   #29173
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When I was in Split I saw a Fiat Panda with Italian plates here. I guess it isn't forbidden to drive there, but it looked really weird, especially to see a foreigner.
If fits I sit.
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When I was in Split I saw a Fiat Panda with Italian plates here. I guess it isn't forbidden to drive there, but it looked really weird, especially to see a foreigner.
They could have booked a hotel room or apartment in the old town and have driven by to unload their luggage.
Talking about Croatia, when I was at Plitvice lakes, there was a couple who went to Karlovac instead of Karlobag. Again, GPS was the cause of that (they typed Karl... and clicked on the first autocomplete suggetion they got).
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 06:55 PM   #29175
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Talking about Croatia, when I was at Plitvice lakes, there was a couple who went to Karlovac instead of Karlobag. Again, GPS was the cause of that (they typed Karl... and clicked on the first autocomplete suggetion they got).
I imagine their GPS sending them to Virovitica...
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 10:39 PM   #29176
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When I was in Split I saw a Fiat Panda with Italian plates here. I guess it isn't forbidden to drive there, but it looked really weird, especially to see a foreigner.


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I don't know how did that Google car fit there.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 11:32 PM   #29177
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I don't know how did that Google car fit there.
it's google bike.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:46 AM   #29178
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it's google bike.
They exist ?
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:51 AM   #29179
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They exist ?
Yes, they're used to map pedestrian alleys, parks and anywhere where a car can't fit.
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Old December 3rd, 2014, 02:02 AM   #29180
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But how bout the places where the bike and car can't fit? Google Camera?
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