3 Things We’re Reading: DART Real-Time ETA System Returns



Each day, we look far and wide on the Worldwide Web in search of interesting articles and information. Here are three we think you’ll find interesting.

Pardon, me sir, is that the St. Paul Station? DART riders won’t be wondering anymore what time their light-rail train will be arriving. CultureMap Dallas reports that DART’s real-time arrival system is back on track after being offline since January. The system displays on DART’s message boards at each train platform a list of trains and at what time they will be arriving. DART said the system was taken offline after it was breached by hackers. Now, it’s time to say “all aboard” again.

H-E-B, which owns Central Market stores in Dallas-Fort Worth, is turning to Shipt to further its home-delivery service in Texas. While the service will expand to seven-day-a-week service in San Antonio on May 25, the company plans to expand to Dallas, Houston, and Austin and other markets later this year. Shipt is an online grocery service, and shoppers will able to place their orders through its mobile app.

Dr. Ryan McMahan of the University of Texas at Dallas has been awarded a $544,000, five-year grant to pursue a unique approach to workplace training using virtual reality. McMahan is assistant professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications. “My argument is that virtual reality will never be as realistic as the real world,” McMahan said. “But, there are things we can in VR that you can’t do in the real world — things that can improve the training process.”

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