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How we can hack virtually : Hacking Google Maps

saifuddinss profile image Saifuddin Slatewala Originally published at on ・1 min read

Google Maps is the most used app now not only by consumers but also by third-party apps like Uber, Ola, Zomato and many others. All of us rely on Google Maps for our daily commute.

This hack can show a virtually empty lane as a traffic jam. 99 second-hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jams in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact on the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.

As we have started depending more on tech. Sometimes we need to realize how tech can influence you.

Check out the video below to see the hack in action:

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