Google Maps "Shortcut" Sees 100 Drivers Stuck In A Field

The detour ended up being down a muddy road where cars either slid all over the place or became stuck. She was even able to help others who had been stuck make it to the airport in time for their flight. 'He got in the auto with me because the vehicle he was in was not going to make it'.

You can check real-time train running status on Google Maps. "There was no turning back once you were out there".

The news outfit also noted that their eye-in-the-sky was a relative of the airport-bound witness, who suffered some damage to her inside passenger wheel well. The app said that the detour would get drivers to the airport in just 23 minutes, half the time it would take them following the usual directions. Eventually, the street turned into a dirt road. And trying to swing a U-ey lands you in a field, apparently.

Monsees's Hyundai Santa Fe has all-wheel drive, so she was able to escape.

"I'm following this line of cars and my thought was, 'Well, there's so many other people going, it must be OK, ' " Monsees told ABC. Once this is done, you can continue using your phone as usual, and if your driver deviates from path more than 0.5KM you'll get an alert. " - said Amanda Bishop, Product Manager, Google Maps, during the announcement".

The company added that it encourages "all drivers to follow local laws, stay attentive, and use their best judgment while driving".

'They, as far as they knew, they took us to a good spot. The new update aims to improve public transportation with live traffic info for buses and crowdedness predictions for when people get to their destination.

The updated Google Maps also bring in live traffic delays that will tell you if the bus or train is running late, how much these delays are and accurate travel time estimates based on current traffic conditions.

Google did not respond to a request for comment.

  • Zachary Reyes