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New York City's MTA Cracks Down On Fare Evasion By Using AI Surveillance Technology

New York City is cracking down on public transportation fare evasion.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 28, 2023

Google Assistant Will Let You Know When Your Next NYC Subway Is Due

It seems as though New York’s transit system will be getting a lot of tech upgrades. By the end of summer, riders will be able to use Google Pay and Apple Pay on NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) transit system. Ahead of that launch, Google is trying to make it even easier for its users to catch trains. Now, Google Assistant can tell NYC subway riders when their next train is due and more. If you have an Android phone, any smart speaker, or Smart Display, all you have to do is say, “Hey Google, when is the next 4 train arriving?” Along with telling you when a train comes, Google will provide directions to the platform that you need to be at. Since standing around at the subway platform wondering when the next train is going to come is one of the more annoying parts of a commute, Google’s new system will definitely be helpful. However, Google Assistant has to rely on the information given to it by the MTA. The company says that the system is “real-time,” but it’s...

Vanessa Taylor

May 24, 2019