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A cow stands between vehicles passing along National Highway NH-55 in Siliguri in India on April 4, 2014. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)
A cow stands between vehicles passing along National Highway NH-55 in Siliguri in India on April 4, 2014. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)
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Every year, an estimated 50 million people worldwide get in traffic accidents, and more than a million of those crashes result in fatalities.

It's a massive global problem, and it's getting worse in developing countries where automobile growth is increasing rapidly.

So a company in Massachusetts created by a pair of MIT professors is trying to change that.

Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer visits the app's developers for Here & Now Contributing Station WBUR.

This segment aired on October 17, 2014.

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