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Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps [telecom]

By Daisuke Wakabayashi

The National Transportation Safety Board asked tech companies to add the
locations of grade crossings into digital maps and to provide alerts for
drivers.

SAN FRANCISCO - Following directions from Google Maps on a
smartphone last year, Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez turned a Ford
truck, hauling a trailer, where he thought the app was telling him to
go. But he ended up stuck on the railroad tracks at a poorly marked
California crossing.

Soon after Mr. Sanchez-Ramirez abandoned the truck, a commuter train
barreled into it, killing the engineer and injuring 32 others.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/technology/google-digital-maps-railroad-crossings-ntsb.html
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