Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution
Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra 5.5 ...
Intelligent Traffic System Predicts Future Traffic Flow on Multiple Roads
Optimized by Evolution, Ants Don't Have Traffic Jams
New way to predict how traffic will flow
A reliable way of predicting the flow of traffic could be a great convenience for commuters, as well as a significant energy-saver. During an emergency evacuation following a natural disaster, reliable predictions ...
Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots
Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Two new studies suggest ways of improving traffic flow
Eliminating unexplained traffic jams
Everybody's experienced it: a miserable backup on the freeway, which you think must be caused by an accident or construction, but which at some point thins out for no apparent reason.
New LED streetlight design curbs light pollution
Streetlights illuminate the night, shining upon roadways and sidewalks across the world, but these ubiquitous elements of the urban environment are notoriously inefficient and major contributors to light ...
Waze traffic app integrated in Google Maps
Google said Tuesday it began integrating into its online maps features from the Waze traffic app it acquired earlier this year in a deal said to be worth some $1 billion.
What causes traffic gridlock?
Everyday life enters a different phase on the Tuesday after Labor Day, the unofficial start of autumn in the United States. As students and employees return from vacation, and vehicles fully flood roadways ...
A mathematical model for moving bottlenecks in road traffic
Serious traffic gridlocks, like the jam on Beijing's national expressway a few months ago which brought vehicles to a halt for days, are a real-world issue needing attention. Unfortunately, such standstills are not uncommon ...
Scientists investigate using artificial intelligence for next-generation traffic control
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Southampton are investigating the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for controlling traffic lights.
Wish for city of the future takes shape at TED
The innovation group TED has given its coveted annual prize for the first time to an idea -- the city of the future.
9 million bicycles, but what about the cars in Beijing?
Forget the fact of there being "9 million bicycles in Beijing, that's not a fact. Indeed, motor vehicle traffic is fast becoming a big problem that has led to unsustainable pollution and draconian rules in some parts of the ...