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Apple Maps Drove Me Over Water

Published December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 3rd at about 4:15am EST, I was driving over the Hudson River in New York. Well, at least I was literally driving through the river according to Apple Maps.   Here is a screen shot of Apple Maps on CarPlay asking me to turn around immediately as I am in the water:

Truth is, I am driving on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, not the old one which you see on the right of my car that is floating on water.  

The new one opened up westbound traffic on August 26, 2017, over 3 months ago.  But Apple Maps, unlike Google Maps, has not updated their mapping software to pick up on the new bridge.  

Folks in the office here of course posted videos of The Office skit where Michael drove into a lake when the GPS told him to. Here it is, it is pretty funny:

Thankfully, I made it to Boston and back for the synagogue conferences without getting too wet.

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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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