November 20, 2012
In March, TriMet began testing a system that makes automatic announcements when a bus is turning. Ten buses have been equipped with the external audible warning system. When the operator turns the steering wheel to enter a turn, an external announcement is triggered, announcing “Pedestrians, bus is turning.” The announcement will be made in both English and Spanish.
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