Problem ID: 2015240418464929053
Entered by: Ben Simo

Do you know how fast you were going?

This is a snapshot of the screen on trip statistics screen on the GPS system in my car. This is not what I expected.

I may have gone over the speed limit at some time somewhere, but I know I didn't drive 356 miles per hour. I also certainly didn't average 175 mph. I also haven't driven over 20,000 miles since I got the GPS. And $464.25 doesn't even come close as a fuel cost estimate for driving 20,822.6 miles at an average of 175 mph.

What bug and/or input data led to these stats?

I want the car for which these stats are true. :)

What is the penalty for going 356 miles per hour on Interstate 25?



November 13, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Comment ID: 2340326227984504612
Written by: dawn

I use the GPS in my phone to track my running, using a Handmark application. On occasion, it reports me as hitting a high speed of 97 MPH. I mean, I'm trying to increase my running speed, but I'm fairly certain I have *never* touched 97mph on foot!

November 13, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Comment ID: 1417101870163931599
Written by: Simon Morley

I spoke to a colleague the other day who was using his phone GPS on the Stockholm underground - which told him he was in Morocco (rather alarming if you're a visitor and think you've missed your stop!)

(The fault/feaure(?) is to do with the base stations used in the tunnels - when out of satellite range - some have network ids that are not globally unique!)

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