Getting to the airport can be nervous. But what recently happened to a bunch of drivers on their way to Denver International Airport this Sunday probably sits high on the list of frustrating experiences. Almost 100 drivers were caught by guard as Google carefully pulled them around a traffic jam and on an unbound and muddy road, leaving them stuck and stranded.
Usually, delays are caused by traffic along the way, vehicle problems or even inept employee car services. But wrong detours on muddy roads are not usually the cause. According to several reports, drivers were on Google Maps to get them around a gridlock situation on their way to DIA near Peña Boulevard. But that round ended up getting worse than the traffic jam.
"I thought maybe it's a detour" and pulled it up on Google Maps, and it gave me a detour that was half the time, "Connie Monsees told reporters." It was 43 minutes in the first place, and be 23 instead ̵
Many of the cars stuck were two-wheel drive and sank into Colorado's clay soil-based mud. Others allegedly peaked or were stuck and tried to traverse deep ditches and routes. Had it not rained recently, the roadway is known for otherwise being hardpacked dirt, others noted.
Monsees said she was able to make it through the muddy road because of her all-wheel drive. Along the way, she contributed to two stranger strangers to the airport by giving them a quick boost. But she ends up tearing up the car's wheel cover on the passenger side.
In a statement responding to inquiries from journalists, Google said the road was not labeled as private and thus, the AI system is the fact that there is a potential detour for drivers.
Although Google touts its Maps app, it tries its best to help overload by providing drivers with new routes to traffic situations, eventually encouraging drivers to use their discretion because the maps are not always perfect.
"While we are always working to provide the best directions, problems may arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather. We encourage all drivers to follow local laws, be attentive and use their best judgment while driving," a spokesman said. for Google ABC .