vehicles http://wrvo.org en Cloud technology deployed to make railway crossings safer http://wrvo.org/post/cloud-technology-deployed-make-railway-crossings-safer <p>In 2010, dance instructor Katie Lunn was on her way home from the American Dance Awards when her SUV was struck at a crossing by a Chicago-bound Amtrak train, killing her.</p><p>“None of the warning signs had activated. No lights flashed, no bells rang and the gates stayed up. Katie had no idea that the crossing was inactive, and neither did the railroad.”</p><p>Tim Myers, a co-founder of RocInnovations, says Katie isn't an outlier.</p><p>Despite an overall decline in the past 20 years, in 2012 there were almost 2,000 incidents at railroad crossings in the U.S., and 300 were fatal.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:16:38 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39512 at http://wrvo.org Cloud technology deployed to make railway crossings safer