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MTA: Real-Time Bus Tracking Arrives In Brooklyn, Queens; Entire City Now Covered

Customers can use a smart phone, the web, or text message to get the location of the next bus in real time.

03/10/2014

GPS device in a car (file/credit: GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Privacy Concerns Raised As ‘Smart Cars’ Track Personal Data

Your GPS and other high-tech on-board devices can be secretly tracking your every move.

02/24/2014

City Plow Map

Sanitation Comm.: Map Showing No Plowing On UES Was Due To Bad GPS On Salt Truck

New York City Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said a map that showed streets going unplowed on the Upper East Side was due to a faulty GPS system on a salt spreader, and traffic problems.

01/21/2014

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Westport Couple Launches App To Allow Parents To Track School Bus

About 25 million students ride school buses every day. But every so often, something goes wrong.

10/17/2013

Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

N.J. Man In A Jam, After Illegal GPS Device Interferes With Newark Liberty Operations

A New Jersey man wanted to hide his movements from his boss. He ended up interfering with operations at a busy airport instead. Now he’s facing a massive fine.

08/09/2013

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Sree Tips: Keeping Your Smartphone Battery Going

Smartphones have gotten so much smarter these days, with all kinds of cool new features. They are really mini computers. But the battery life continues to be awful.

04/24/2013

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Cabbies, TLC Discount App That Lets Riders Track Shortest Route

The free app, called Taxi Turvi, uses GPS technology to let riders see if the cab driver took the shorter, cheaper route at the end of the fare.

03/26/2013

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Greenwich Cops Want Public’s Help After String Of Break-Ins

It’s not clear if a string break-ins in Greenwich are a connected, but there appears to be a pattern developing there.

03/20/2013

Commercial truck driver info card released by the FMCSA. The goal is to prevent trucks from driving on banned roadways. (credit: fmcsa.dot.gov)

Schumer, Feds Announce New Steps To Combat Truck Bridge Strikes

The senator took up the issue following a bridge underpass strike on the Hutchinson Parkway earlier that month.

03/11/2013

GPS Dating

GPS Dating Apps Raise Prospects, Security Concerns

It’s not easy to find a soul mate — but what if you could enlist the help of GPS tracking, like you have in your car?

02/11/2013

Prescription painkillers (file/credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Looks To Use GPS-Equipped ‘Bait Bottles’ To Combat Pill Bandits

The NYPD believes the strategy could help investigators track stolen drugs and locate suspects.

01/15/2013

Tractor-Trailer After Collision On Hutch Dec. 3, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Tractor-Trailer Hits Overpass On Hutch; Lawmaker Calls For Better Safety Measures

The incident is believed to be the first since ‘Low Bridge – No Truck’ warnings were painted on the roadway surface, reigniting the debate over whether more needs to be done to keep trucks off of parkways.

12/03/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer holds news conference on GPS devices along Southern State Parkway Sept. 24, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Calls For National GPS Standards Following Uptick In Trucks Hitting Bridges

Increasingly, Schumer said, trucks have been directed onto roads where they are not allowed by the devices. The problem can be corrected by programming GPS devices for trucks only, Schumer said.

09/24/2012

Total Traffic Network Map

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Tech Helps You Get There

If you drive with a cell phone next to you, you are a traffic reporter, whether you know it or not.

09/14/2012

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