New Tech To Improve NYC Bus Drivers, Pedestrian Safety
The technology will help drivers be aware of pedestrians and cyclists, while warning them when a bus approaches
By Dan Rivoli
New York Daily News
Improved vision may be coming to bus drivers in the city’s crusade against crashes.
The MTA is evaluating technology that would give drivers an extra pair of bionic eyes and an alert system for pedestrians and bicyclists, warning them when a bus is turning into their path.
Overall, the new gizmos are trying to bring order and safety to notoriously congested streets. Officials say fine-tuning is needed, such as making sure the alarms don’t distract the driver and add to noise pollution. But they seem ready to embrace the technology.
“Anything that would help the driver should be put on buses,” said Richard Davis, a TWU bus official in Manhattan and former operator.
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