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FRA and Google team up on grade crossing safety

from RailwayAge

Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015. Google will use the FRA's GIS data that pinpoints nearly every rail crossing in the country (approximately 250,000) so the tech giant can add audio-visual alerts of an upcoming rail crossing when a driver uses the turn-by-turn navigation feature. FRA Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg has also asked four other major companies that develop map applications — Apple, MapQuest, Garmin and Tom Tom — to partner with the agency. more

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