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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Car Ballet: Eliminating Traffic Lights with Car Sensors

A somewhat exciting and scary idea out of MIT:
As vehicles become more wirelessly connected, communicating with each other and the infrastructure around them, traffic lights may become an unnecessary impediment in getting from A to B.

Instead of stopping for traffic lights, sensor-laden vehicles would communicate with each other and perform a kind of ballet around each other, according to a new study by MIT.

The study claims this kind of traffic-light-free transportation design, if it ever arrives, could allow twice as much traffic to use existing roads. ....  " 

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