Google has agreed to add audio and visual alerts in its navigation app to warn drivers about railroad crossings in the USA. Google is partnering with the Federal Railroad Administration after deaths at railway crossings jumped last year. The number of deaths had been steadily declining over the past decade until spiking 9% in 2014, according to the agency.
Google said it doesn’t have a timeline for when the integration of audio and visual alerts for railroad crossings will be completed. Meanwhile, the company has agreed to update its maps with 250,000 public and private crossing locations.