Monday, June 29, 2015

Can Google help prevent accidents at grade crossings?

After a sharp increase in the number of rail crossing accidents last year, the Federal Railroad Administration plans to announce a new partnership with Google on Monday to provide the locations of all grade crossings in the company’s popular map application.

Google has agreed to include information from the United States Department of Transportation’s vast database to pinpoint every rail crossing in the country in Google Maps. Google will also add audio and visual alerts to the app for when drivers use the turn-by-turn navigation feature.
Yes, please.  Anything to help.  And meanwhile, respect the train!

1 comment:

PseudoPiskie said...

I suppose how to stop the pedestrian deaths and suicides is another matter. Such a burden for the engineer.