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Sunday, 9 February 2020

Man creates virtual Google Maps traffic jam using 99 smartphones and a wagon

German artist Simon Weckert dragged a wagon filled with 99 smartphones that were all transmitting live traffic data and created "virtual traffic jams" on the streets of Berlin, reports Android Authority, citing a Google statement. The smartphones apparently fooled Google Maps, making the app register high user concentration. And because they were stacked in a cart, Google Maps was dazed into thinking the traffic was slow-moving. Google reacted quite positively, saying that “whether via car or cart or camel, we love seeing creative uses of Google Maps as it helps us make maps work better over time.” Weckert posted a video showing how he did it.

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