Google’s Online Maps Will Add 250,000 Railroad Crossings for Driver’s Convenience
On Monday, the Federal Railroad Administration said that Google agreed to include the 250,000 railroad crossings of the nation to its mapping as well as mobile applications. This will assist the drivers to locate them on the map and will make them aware of their presence on ground helping to avert crashes.
After noting a sharp rise in accidents and fatalities at crossings of railroads, the government requested Google as well as the other online map as well as direction providers for the action.
In 2013, the number of fatalities was 232 which rose by a large number to 270 in 2014 marking a nine percent increase. This was the biggest increase noted in the last decade.
Even in Pennsylvania the number of crashes as well as fatalities increased last year. According to the data from the Federal Railroad Administration, 7 people lost their lives from 3 noted in the year prior. The count of crashes t railroad crossings was hundred and six as per the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation which was a big rise from fifty seven noted the year prior.
The new partnership which is planned between Google and the government was announced by Sarah Feinberg who is the current acting administrator of FRA.
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