Rail engineering and augmented reality


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Chicago Tribune (Sept. 19) – The popularity of Pokemon Go, a game that has users hunt small cartoon characters who appear on smartphone screens as though in the real world, has created a trespassing hazard, says Chris Barkan, a rail engineering expert at Illinois. Barkan suggested that the game makers should have players lose a cartoon “buddy” if they trespass near tracks.

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This story was published September 19, 2016.