Navigation app shows nocturnal walkers the best-lit route home

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A shocking number of female students are the targets of sexual assault — a study carried out by the US Department of Justice in 2007 reported that one in five women at university are victims of attempted or completed attacks — which makes the prospect of walking home alone a very real risk for young women on campus. Hoping to lessen the danger, Rudder is a new app developed by two graduates from the University of Michigan, which helps users find their best-lit route. The startup behind Rudder has collected street lighting data from various US cities so that when…

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