BBC NEWS | Fake maps fox Shanghai drivers

This is an article that shows the issues with GPS enabled street maps. The problems that Shanghai drivers face when buying ‘fake’ maps is the same everywhere. I disagree with their use of the word ‘fake’, inaccurate is more realistic.

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Fake maps fox Shanghai drivers

2 Comments to BBC NEWS | Fake maps fox Shanghai drivers

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