The urban drivers dream - UoT's solution to traffic congestion

By: Ryan Moore - Published: • References: thestar
Does seeing red frustrate you?

Often times in the big city, people in their cars find themselves envious of the people on their bikes who pass them with ease and make it all the way home hours before they do during rush hour.

But what if there was a solution to end traffic congestion? What would this mean for the automotive industry? What would this mean for overall productivity, or your peace of mind?

Many people find themselves suffering from "road rage" because of big city traffic congestion. If this is you, then thank the car gods above who are looking after you. It’s become quite normal to hit red, after red, after red, until all you see is red.

Professor Baher Abdulhai, University of Toronto Intelligent Transportation Centre, has developed technology to minimize delays at red lights. He describes this as a breakthrough similar to the convenience of cellphone technology.

It’s using artificial-intelligence-based computers to improve intersection efficiency by roughly 60 percent, reacting to traffic pattern shifts over arterial networks. Imagine driving all the way to work without hitting a red light. It’s a possibility now.

Implications - This is a dream innovation for city infrastructure developers. It also directly affects the automotive industry. Stats for Smart Traffic Lights Trending: Older & Chilly
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