No matter how much we rely on Google Maps, it is not always 100% accurate. Approximately 100 people ended up in the middle of nowhere in Denver, Colorado after Google Maps directed users to take a detour.
According to the CNN, about 100 drivers trying to avoid a traffic jam near Denver International Airport ended up on a muddy road after Google Maps provided users with a detour. Some vehicles couldn’t make it through the sludge, and dozens became trapped behind them.
Google said the road was not marked as private. They added, “While we always work to provide the best directions, issues can arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather. We encourage all drivers to follow local laws, stay attentive, and use their best judgment while driving.”
Hence proven, Google is not 100% reliable. Think twice before you take that detour or tell your Uber or Careem driver to follow the map. And if you’re short of time, don’t even think about it.