Tech companies ignore pleas on rail safety


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Tech companies ignore pleas on rail safety - Politico

The National Transportation Safety Board asked Google, Apple and Microsoft in 2016 to add railroad crossings to their navigation apps. But they haven't.

The United Parcel Service is also on the NTSB’s list of companies that haven’t responded, but a UPS spokesperson told POLITICO that the company’s proprietary navigation system for its drivers includes railroad crossings. A representative of the U.S. group behind the collaborative mapping platform OpenStreetMap also said its system includes crossing data, though not from the FRA's comprehensive set.