“These self driving cars rely on GPS so one issue I see is when the GPS gets lost. That has led to a few tragedies.”
Even w/o tragedies, GPS can be…very frustrating.
A few months ago, I wanted to attend an event at a county park in a neighboring county. My in-car GPS did not recognize the name of the park. So, I decided to use Google Maps on my new Smartphone to guide me to that park.
Somewhat prematurely (I thought), it announced that I had arrived at my destination, even though there were no signs indicating a park entrance. Thinking that this was…curious…I decided to drive on for a bit, turn around, and see what message the GPS gave me on the reverse go-around.
At more or less the same spot, it again announced that I “had arrived”. Seeing an unmarked gravel road I decided to turn down that road, even though I was skeptical. At the end of the gravel road was…a cemetery. Nothing else, and no county park anywhere in sight!
A few days later, I managed to locate the park on an online map, and it turned out to be in a different town (albeit in the same county), at least 10 miles from where Google Maps had directed me in error.