In 2013, a 67-year-old Belgian woman was mislaid by her GPS and mistakenly drove 900 miles. Her actual destination was only 90 miles away. She was supposed to pick up a friend in Brussels, but instead drove all the way south to Zagreb, Croatia. It took her two days.
As far back as the 1930s drivers could buy an “analog GPS” unit featuring moving maps of your location, route and destination – “Thought to be the first automated car-mounted navigation device, the gadget was tied into the speedometer in order to pace travel progress.”
Snoop Dogg is one of the voice options for TomTom GPS devices.
All GPS units sold in the civilian market have to be programmed to deactivate themselves if they detect they are traveling faster than 1200 MPH or are above 60,000 feet in altitude to prevent them being used in intercontinental ballistic missiles.