Google still directing traffic onto unfinished ICC
How long does it take Google to correct an egregious error in its mapping program once it's brought to the company's attention?
We don't know, but it's longer than 48 hours.
On Friday, The Sun notified the company that its Google Maps program was directing drivers heading from Baltimore to Gaithersburg and other destinations in the Interstate 270 corridor of Montgomery County to get off Interstate 95 and take the Intercounty Connector (Route 200).
The catch is that the 10-mile stretch of the ICC between I-95 and Georgia Avenue won't open until late this year or early in 2012. Only the segment between Georgia Avenue and the Interstate 370 spur off I-270 is open.
A Google spokeswoman said Friday that the company hopes to have the error fixed by early this week.
It would appear that steering people onto a road that's a construction site wasn't seen as serious enough mistake to pay technicians weekend rates to make an emergency fix. Is this just Google being frugal?