More and more people are using mapping programs on smartphones to help them get around and to avoid traffic jams. Now federal regulators say they want some oversight over these apps.
According to the New York Times, the Transportation Department is asking Congress for this authority, saying it already has authority over navigation aids. Language in a new transportation bill would allow the government to set restrictions on apps, and order changes if regulators determine they are unsafe, in the same way mechanical features are regulated.
Technology can help improve many activities, even something as simple as walking.
The holiday season typically arrives with a lot of cheer and a very long to-do list. But there is help to keep everything organized, you just have to pick the right apps!