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For more than a decade, rental car companies have been monitoring the use of their automobiles through the use of GPS devices. They have looked at monitoring speed limits, the distance traveled and destinations. Now insurance companies are beginning to tap into the information that GPS units can reveal about drivers.
With more than 90 percent of travel taking place by automobile, this tracking issue is sure to get more scrutiny in the not-too-distant future.
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Rental car’s navigation system guides Japanese students straight into the ocean
When it comes to using your GPS, don’t believe everything it tells you, as a group of Japanese students found out recently.
In what can surely be filed under the “what in the world were they thinking” category. Three Japanese tourists decided to forgo all logic by following the directions of their rental car’s navigation system and drive directly into the ocean while vacationing in Australia.
Reported in the Redland Times, the plucky trio was apparently trying to get to North Stradbroke Island, an island only accessible by ferry, but instead got stuck in the bay after the tide swept in. Under the direction of their Hyundai Getz’s navigation system, the Japanese tourists were lured out into low tide, only to realize later (far too later) that they had been lead astray.