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Prankster Tricks Google Maps Into Believing There’s ‘Traffic Jam’ By Dragging Cart Full Of Smartphones

The Video Posted On YouTube Shows Simon Weckert Walking The Streets Of Berlin Tailed By A Trolley Of 99 Smartphones Creating A Lane Of Red Dash On The Web Mapping Service App.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 04 Feb 2020, 07:46:34 AM
Prankster Creates‘Traffic Jam’ On Google Map

Prankster Creates‘Traffic Jam’ On Google Map (Photo Credit: Twitter/Simon Weckert)

New Delhi :

Pulling off a stunt rarely done, a prankster from Germany tricked Google Maps into believing there’s traffic jam by dragging along with him a cart full of smartphones. The video posted on YouTube shows Simon Weckert walking the streets of Berlin tailed by a trolley of 99 smartphones and what appears to be a lane of red dash on the web mapping service app.

In his post, Simon, also claims that the roads turned from green to red on the google service indicating traffic. Explaining his trick, he wrote in his post, ‘’99 smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route!’’

His demonstration has shed some light into the workings of the Google Maps algorithm with many hinting at the possibility of the stunt can be actually pulled off. Some even went as far as far as to compare his stunt to the gold heist movie, 'The Italian Job'.

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First Published : 04 Feb 2020, 07:45:04 AM