BEDFORD HILLS, January 3, 2008 - A 32-year-old Californian whose rental car got smashed by a Metro-North train last night was issued a minor summons for causing the fiery crash that stranded railroad commuters for hours.
Bo Bai, a computer technician from Sunnyvale who said he was merely trusting his car's global positioning system when he steered onto the tracks, was cited for obstructing a railroad crossing, officials said this afternoon.
He got stuck, tried unsuccessfully to reverse and finally abandoned the 2006 Ford Focus minutes before it was slammed by a northbound Metro-North Harlem Line train, MTA police said.
I think a growing number of people are satisfied to follow the audible directions from a GPS, or turn-by-turn directions printed from a web site, and lack the desire to know where they are along the way to their destination.
I still have a need to visualize the geography of my trips by looking at a map. How about you?
Thanks to engadget