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Blind acceptance of GPS advice can become traveler’s nightmare

There's a droll car insurance commercial making the rounds lately.

One GPS typo and you are in Carpi instead of Capri

ROME — Officials say a Swedish couple looking for the pristine waters of the popular island of Capri ended some 400 miles (660 kilometers) away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspel

GPS could help better track airline flights

CHICAGO - Get lost in the woods and a cell phone in your pocket can help camping buddies find you. Drive into a ditch and GPS in your car lets emergency crews pinpoint the crash site.

GPS guides Norwegian tourists into trouble in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three Norwegian tourists came under fire and one was shot after the satellite navigation system in their car guided them straight into one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums.

GPS navigation steers Utah tourists into trouble

CANNONVILLE, Utah — A GPS device led a convoy of tourists astray, finally stranding them on the edge of a sheer cliff.

Avis and Budget’s where2(R) GPS systems exceed two million transactions

Avis Budget Group, parent company of Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car, today announced that its Global Position System (GPS) navigation system, where2(R), recently surpassed two million transactions from Avis and Budget customers since its launch in 2006. This represents more than six million rental days of use.