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You have been run over by the bus

2011-03-15 02:20:40.920856+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

TriMet's talking buses, YouTube, sexism, online imposters: It's complicated. When Jeri Ellsworth took on the stupidity behind the Portland bus system's new overpriced mechanism for telling pedestrians that they have just been run over, chaos ensued. Jeri Ellsworth demonstrates her $10 version of Portland's $5k warning system.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-05-27 21:41:57.112109+00 by: Dan Lyke

Make: Follow up, Jeri Ellsworth vs Talking buses #Trimet … Jeri won.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-05-27 21:09:37.838053+00 by: Dan Lyke

TriMet has abandoned the project. Apparently it triggered when changing lanes, and was delivered too late to be useful during actual turns.

They never got around to evaluating whether alerting pedestrians that they were being run over was, perhaps, a less useful thing than simply not running them over in the first place.

(Note: If they're serious, how about a side-looking radar that could alert the driver to obstacles in the blind spot?)

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-16 19:14:48.344686+00 by: Dan Lyke