Sunday, February 5, 2023

Watch: Waze sent driver to the wrong Petron ‘station’ in desperate times

Social NewsWatch: Waze sent driver to the wrong Petron ‘station’ in desperate times

While Waze can bring us to our destination almost all the time, there are times where it’s algorithm goes crazy and send drivers to drive along a deserted back road, suggest an entirely different route, or make you drive on the wrong side of the road.

Recently, a man who was looking for directions to the nearest petrol station found himself at their regional office after Waze directed him there.

In the viral video, the driver shared “Unfortunately, I am left with only 6km’s worth of fuel.”

“I used Waze to get me to the nearest petrol station, and it guided me to their office instead.”

The video had garnered over 800,000 views, with netizens sharing their own experience with how Waze got them to the wrong destination.

“Hahaha, this bring back the memory where my sister and I were looking for western food. Waze then brought us to Western Union’s office.” a netizen shared.

Some shared their own stories of not being able to find a petrol station in their time of need too.

“I once searched for Petronas when my petrol almost ran out. It did not take me to a petrol pump, instead took me to a place where Petronas sold cooking gas instead.” a netizen said.

“Other times, the app would take me to out-of-service petrol stations, too.” another netizen said.

Some netizens also suggested that we should switch to Google Maps as it gives less disappointment than Waze.

Nonetheless, this incident teaches all of us that we should not wait till the last minute to fill up our tanks.

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