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Apple Maps adding data to clearly mark rail crossings

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Apple Maps adding data to clearly mark rail crossings

Following an twist of fate remaining yr, Apple, Google, and others will use executive data to clearly mark rail crossings of their mapping apps.

Apple, Google, and different firms might be marking railroad crossings extra clearly of their mapping apps. Following a deadly teach collision virtually two years in the past, the Nationwide Transportation Protection Board (NTSB) has, as part of the wrap upof of its investigation, requested quite a lot of generation firms to convey clearly marked rail crossing to their apps the use of the board's data.

From The New York Times:

The Federal Railroad Management has lobbied generation firms for 18 months to upload signals for grade crossings. The rail company stated it had contacted 11 generation firms, together with Apple and Microsoft, to combine its location data of grade crossings.

The corporations have now not specified when they're going to enforce this data, however each Apple and Google stated that they're running on adding those security features.

The investigation by way of the NTSB follows a teach crash on February 24, 2015, when a truck, which had ended up caught at the tracks, used to be struck through a commuter teach, killing the teach's engineer and injuring 32 others. The driving force of the truck used to be a mile away on the time, and says he used to be in search of lend a hand in getting his truck off the tracks.

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