That is not a hyperbolic question designed to get headlines. It’s actually a serious question. Apparently, there are numerous reports of iOS 6 Maps misdirecting users in need of medical care. Buzzfeed reports that instead of taking a user to a clinic, the maps app took him to a “mobile home estate” next to an abandoned doctors office. Healthcare IT News reports that users are being directed to hospitals that have been shuttered for years, the new app doesn’t show hospitals that currently exist, and is misdirecting patients searching for emergency rooms. The Star Tribune reports that iOS 6 Maps direct patients to a hospital that was closed in 1985! Read the full story at ZDNet.
How long will it be before iOS 6 Maps kills someone?
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).