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« on: August 13, 2019, 04:05:21 pm »

Apple and other map creators pushed to add rail crossings to their maps

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The National Transportation Safety Board has asked Apple, Google and others to add railroad crossings to their mapping services.
It believes it could help prevent accidents that result in causalties as more people than ever rely on them.
More information for drivers is always better goes its argument.
The failure to do is "tantamount to gross negligence."

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked Apple, Google and Microsoft to add railroad crossings to their mapping services as a safety measure. However, none of the companies have obliged since the board first made its plea three years ago, reports Politico.

Here's what the report states:


  The inaction by giant tech companies remains a frustration for safety advocates, at a time when hundreds of people die every year in collisions at U.S. railroad crossings, even as drivers increasingly rely on their smartphones' GPS applications to tell them where to go. And it comes in an era when the tech indus...

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