Artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

Tierr@_de_N@die: Actually this art performance allows to know how Google Maps works when it shows a traffic jam. It uses our phones, geolocating them and measuring the speed which they are moving. Then an algorithm try to identify if the movement recorded could match with a car. And sometimes the system gets wrong…

An artist in Berlin has tricked Google Maps into creating traffic jam alerts by pulling 99 phones — with their location services on — slowly around the German capital in a handcart.

Source (edition.cnn.com): An artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert