New app aims to help first responder vehicles find best navigation routes

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Mapping applications are great for most vehicles. But what if they send a 14-foot tall fire truck to a 13-foot bridge? That problem, the size and operational details of first responder vehicles, prompted the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to take action. It came up with a special app called Quick Route. For what it is and how it works, Kimberly Jones-Holt, program manager for First Responder and Detection Programs at S&T spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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