Apple Maps ‘Is Life-Threatening’ to Motorists Lost in Australia Heat
Officers in Mildura, Victoria, said they had had to assist drivers stranded after following the software’s directions.
Some of the drivers had had no food or water for 24 hours.
“Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km [45 miles] away from the actual location of Mildura,” she said.
“Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the park and temperatures can reach as high as 46[C], making this a potentially life-threatening issue.”
The force advised travellers to use an alternative mapping service until the issues had been fixed.