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PAXboy
25th Sep 2013, 14:34
Alaska
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An Alaskan airport has closed an aircraft access route because of a flaw with Apple's Maps app.

Fairbanks International Airport told a local newspaper that in the past three weeks two motorists had driven along the taxiway and across one of its runways. Apple's app directs users along the taxiway but does not specifically tell them to drive on to the runway.

A spokesman for Apple was unable to provide comment. The airport said it had complained to the phone-maker through the local Attorney General's office.

BBC News - Apple Maps flaw results in drivers crossing airport runway (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24246646)

Dak Man
25th Sep 2013, 14:43
You can't blame Apple for people's stoopidity. Yes, the maps may be flawed but FFS take a lookout the window every now and again. When did you last see one of these on the highway?

http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4924413074670425&w=186&h=143&c=7&rs=1&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.bristolairfield.co.uk%2faprons_taxiways _holdingpoints.php&pid=1.7

or a 200ft wide Pedestrian Crossing with a 747SP overhead?

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4761814195242319&w=219&h=150&c=7&rs=1&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.airteamimages.com%2fboeing-747_HL7418_asiana-airlines_175077.html&pid=1.7

rgbrock1
25th Sep 2013, 19:23
Ah yes. Yet another example of "stupid is as stupid does."

TWT
25th Sep 2013, 21:34
Were they from Gibraltar perhaps ?

PAXboy
25th Sep 2013, 22:39
Fairbanks should have put up a Toll Booth. Airports don't usualy miss a trick like that.