Google Maps to add rail crossings
Google has agreed to add audio and visual alerts in its navigation app to warn drivers about railroad crossings.
Google is partnering with the Federal Railroad Administration after deaths at railroad crossings jumped last year. The number of deaths had been steadily declining over the past decade until rising 9% in 2014, according to the agency, which oversees the nation’s railroads.
California accounted for 33 of the 270 deaths from train- on- vehicle collisions in 2014.