Engineers test smart traffic systems to reduce first responder deaths
Thugs and fires are obvious threats for police and firefighters, but traffic accidents also pose a serious danger for first responders.
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 ...
When you can't walk fast enough to cross busy streets
When a traffic light at a busy intersection flashes the WALK sign, people with knee osteoarthritis worry they can't walk fast enough to make it across the street in time. New Northwestern Medicine research shows people with ...
Data from savvy cabbies to help improve online mapping
Smart traffic lights reduce fuel usage and lower emissions
Two new studies suggest ways of improving traffic flow
IBM wants traffic lights to stop your car
Intel's new fiber-optic cables promise speed boost
Envisioning a data traffic jam looming as consumers shuttle increasing amounts of information among their home PCs, televisions and other gadgets, Intel plans to introduce new technology in a few months that could keep everything ...
The internet of cars
(PhysOrg.com) -- An internet of cars promises a road system designed around cooperative technology enabling each element of the traffic system -- cars, drivers, traffic lights, signs -- to cooperate proactively ...
Organic traffic lights
Controlling road traffic in congested areas is difficult to say the least, a point to which any drive-time urban commuter might testify. An organic approach to traffic lights, might help solve the problem and avoid traffic ...
Ticket's in the mail: Red-light cameras questioned
(AP) -- Minutes after Neel Manglik illegally turned right on a red light in the Des Moines suburb of Clive, a video popped up on a computer at an office park outside Scottsdale, Ariz.
Stop traffic crashes: Switch on the lights
Street lighting provides a simple, low cost means of stemming the global epidemic of road traffic death and injury. Low income countries should consider installing more lights, and high income countries should think carefully ...