Sat-nav maps update aims to prevent stuck lorries

Sat-nav maps update aims to prevent stuck lorries
 

A multi-million pound sat-nav project aims to stop lorries and other vehicles getting stuck in narrow lanes and under low-lying bridges on UK routes.
Ordnance Survey is creating a database that will contain information about 200,000 miles (321,869km) of roadways to prevent such accidents.
The Transport Secretary Andrew Jones said the digital facility would launch before the end of the year.
But sat-nav makers will need to pay to get access to the full data.
"The new database will provide the sat-nav manufacturers with the ability to make journeys for HGV [heavy goods vehicle] drivers... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Business, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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