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Apple>> Maps • Australia
Inaccuracies in Apple Maps could be “life-threatening” to motorists in Australia’s searing heat, police have warned. Sharon Darcy, the acting senior seargent of Victoria state, said, “Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping system lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70 km away from the actual location of Mildura.
Police are concerned as there is no water supply within the park and temperatures can reach 46°C, making this a potentially life-threatening issue.” Officers in Mildura say they had to assist drivers stranded after following the software’s directions. Apple’s Australia spokesperson admitted his firm had “screwed up”.