Man Uses 99 Smartphones to Fool Google Maps and Create a Fake Traffic Jam Here is some pic ..

  • A man in Berlin used 99 smartphones to ‘fake’ a traffic jam
  • The stunt involved pulling 99 smartphones slowly in a hand cart
  • Google’s algorithms caused the streets to appear red on Maps
Man Uses 99 Smartphones to Fool Google Maps and Create a Fake Traffic Jam: Video

Google Maps crowdsources its traffic data through users’ smartphones

YouTube/ Simon Wacker Google Maps is an invaluable tool for anyone who drives a car in a big city, offering details on traffic snarls or bottlenecks on major roads. A lot of us religiously check Google Maps before going anywhere, to properly plan our routes. Google itself runs ad campaigns encouraging users to do the same. But the system isn't foolproof and can be deceived, as hilariously demonstrated by a man in Berlin who used 99 smartphones and a hand cart to create ‘fake' traffic jams in the German capital.

Simon Weckert, a Berlin-based artist, pulled off the stunt and detailed his findings in a video published on his YouTube channel, as well as on his own  blog .

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