Japanese Trains to Bark Like Dogs

In 2016, commuter trains in Japan collided with 613 animals on railroad  tracks, causing severe delays and considerable carnage. In order to  reduce such incidents, Japanese train researchers have developed  technology which will enable trains to snort and bark like dogs in order  to scare animals—deer, specifically—off the tracks. An official from  Tokyo’s Railway Technical Institute tells The Asahi Shimbun that they hope to have trains outfitted with the technology by March 2019.

Source:  UPI

Well...as an animal lover (BIG ANIMAL LOVER - i can't even watch a TV show or movie that depicts any type of animal cruelty - I have to leave the room)...I think it's a great idea and it has to help reduce down time from accidents.