The Pokémon GO phenomenon has mostly faded, but the destruction left in its wake could be far larger than anyone imagined. Two professors from Purdue University have attempted to get an idea of the game’s effect on traffic accidents by studying data from one county in Indiana. The results don’t reflect well on Pikachu…
Footage has surfaced of a bus driver in Japan appearing to play Pokémon Go while he is driving. The clip is rather unsettling.
Volkswagen has informed around 70,000 of its employees that they are amplifying the risk of corporate espionage by playing their silly little augmented reality Pokémon games.
You can’t catch ‘em all if you’re too busy getting caught.
In Basel, Switzerland, three people dressed in Pikachu costumes traveled around the city throwing enormous Poké Balls at pedestrians. It’s all part of an ad campaign to promote tourism to the city, and with a hilarious video like this one, something tells me it’s working.
Everyone is still pretty mesmerized by Pokémon Go, the mobile game that leverages the world’s love for imaginary beast enslavement. One alleged enterprising hacker seems to have gotten the game to play on the massive touchscreen of his Tesla Model S. I’m inclined to call bullshit on this one. Update: And I was right.
A 19-year-old driver from Australia has crashed their car into a local school while trying to play Pokémon Go.
While some local government officials are trying to get Pokémon Go out of public spaces, the Mayor of Dusseldorf has taken the opposite approach, blocking off a bridge in the city so that players can catch pocket monsters in safety.
Today in bad ideas, a now-removed YouTube video of a man playing Pokémon Go while using his Tesla’s Autopilot mode has been making rounds on the interwebs. Though the clip is gone, we’ve still got the quotes from YouTuber Gary Zhou describing what it was like to simultaneously aim to catch Pokémon while riding in a…
Let’s get this out of the way: Pokémon Go is meant for walking. But where I live, it’s also upwards of 100 degrees outside right now. And besides, walking? This is America; that’s for suckers. But for those tempted to play the game while driving, it’s proven extremely dangerous. We’ve seen driving players hit trees,…
Do you ever feel like half the images you see online are fake? So do we. Below we’ve pulled together twelve photos and GIFs that have been floating around the internet recently. And they’re all fake.
Don’t Pokémon Go and drive. You’ll do something stupid. Like crash into a police car.
What’s worse than being in one of the first big distracted-by-Pokémon Go crashes? Doing so in your brother’s car. The 28-year-old who caught a tree while playing the popular game wasn’t even driving his own car—it was his 20-year-old younger brother Zachary Cary’s ride.
An Auburn, N.Y., man told police that he swerved into a tree Tuesday night while trying to play Pokémon Go, reports Syracuse.com. The 28-year-old player suffered no serious injuries, however, the entire front end of his car was mangled in the crash. “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” doesn’t include plant life, bro.
We’ve been worried about slow-driving, inattentive Pokémon Go superfans who have clogged public streets in search of pocket monsters ever since the game’s release. Now, someone visiting an Audi shop fessed up to hitting a curb while trying to catch Pokémon.
It turns out, you can catch Pokémon on one of the world’s most daunting racetracks, the Nürburgring. Watch this Russian guy snag an Abra while blasting through the curves at ludicrous speeds in a BMW M3.
Unless the coma you’re in is a really top-notch one, chances are you’ve been hearing an awful lot about Pokémon Go, an augmented reality app that makes people run around chasing invisible monsters without the use of pharmaceuticals. There really needs to be a version of this sort of thing with cars instead of…
Are your legs getting tired from all the Pokémon Go? Well, some entrepreneurs have the solution for you. They want to be your personal Pokémon Go driver. That’s right, for just $20-$25 per hour a driver will now chauffeur you around to play in cities like New York, Portland, and Baltimore.
There are still a handful of years between this world and full autonomy in cars, meaning we have some time before we’re all sock monkeys being chauffeured by robot vehicles. But there’s a more immediate, widespread issue threatening to take the fun—and the safety—out of our roads: Pokémon Go.