Wreckert noted that his action could divert traffic and cause real traffic jams in other places.
"By transporting the smartphones in the street I'm able to generate virtual traffic which will navigate cars on another route. Ironically, that can generate a real traffic jam somewhere else in the city." Wreckert told Motherboard
According to Motherboard, the art installation revealed how data that most assume to be objective, can actually be biased.
"In this process it is pointing out the fact that we are highly focused on the data and tent to see them as objective, unambiguous, and interpretation free. In doing so, a blindness arises against the processes that data generates and the assumption that numbers speak for themselves. Not only the collection of data provides an interpretative scope, but also computing processes allows further interpretations," " Wreckert told Motherboard.
The "Google Maps Hacks by Simon Weckert" was posted to YouTube on Feb 1 and already has over a million views.