iOS Maps app misdirects some Australian drivers
Mildura (Australia) police are urging driversto be careful when relying on the Maps app in iOS 6 after a number of motorists "were directed off the beaten track in recent weeks," reports the "Victoria Police News" (http://macte.ch/LqamC).
Local police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions -- or, rather, mis-directioins -- on their iPhone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura, says the "Victoria Police News."
Police have contacted Apple about the matter and hope the matter is rectified quickly "to ensure the safety of motorists traveling to Mildura," the article adds. Meanwhile, anyone traveling to Mildura or other locations within Victoria should rely on other forms of mapping, the police say.