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25 Terrific Traffic Innovations

From People as Traffic Sensors to Dining on Recycled Traffic Signs

— October 22, 2009 — Autos
We all hate traffic. Some small-town people define traffic as a four-way stop. If you are a person who has lived in Los Angeles, your definition of traffic would be a little different. As a matter of fact, it would send most people into cardiac arrest.

From people as traffic sensors to dining on recycled traffic signs, check out the 25 terrific traffic innovations from Trend Hunter's archives below.

Implications - Traffic is a universally hated and recognized element. Both drivers and pedestrians are influenced by the frustrations and dangers of traffic or the pain of traffic regulations. In pop culture, entertainment, art and technology, innovations related to the experience of driving and traffic are constantly hitting the market to cater to the consumers looking to better their experiences on the road.
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Real-Time Traffic Apps
Real-Time Traffic Apps
Stay Updated on Jams With the Traffic.com Application
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24
In-Dash Traffic Cam Warnings
In-Dash Traffic Cam Warnings
NAVIGON Red Light Cameras Alert Drivers to Dangerous Intersections
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23
Real-Time Smog Logs
Real-Time Smog Logs
UK 'MESSAGE' Program Maps Traffic Pollution in a Google Maps Overlay
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22
Fingerprinting at Traffic Stops
Fingerprinting at Traffic Stops
Cops Violating Privacy?
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21
Ferrari-Branded Traffic Assist Pro
Ferrari-Branded Traffic Assist Pro
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20
People as Traffic Sensors
People as Traffic Sensors
Nokia's Road Experiment
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19
Staged Traffic Jams
Staged Traffic Jams
Maider Lopez Creates an Unlikely Scene in the Aralar Mountains
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18
Profane Traffic Lights
Profane Traffic Lights
Manhattan Prankster Gives Crosswalk Lights the Finger
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17
Floors Inspired by Traffic Flow
Floors Inspired by Traffic Flow
Dimension Laminate
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16
TomTom Traffic Plugin For Your GPS
TomTom Traffic Plugin For Your GPS
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15
Redesigning Traffic Lamps
Redesigning Traffic Lamps
Cubic Driving Lights by Art Lebedev
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14
Innovation in Traffic Control
Innovation in Traffic Control
The Rumbler Siren Shakes Car
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13
Intuitive Traffic Lights
Intuitive Traffic Lights
Audi Backs Travolution to Reduce Congestion
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12
Stop & Relax
Stop & Relax
Traffic lights in New Delhi
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11
Forever Green Stop Lights
Forever Green Stop Lights
The Solar Traffic Light is Eco-Friendly Traffic Controller
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10
Equal Gender Traffic Signs
Equal Gender Traffic Signs
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9
Tricky Traffic Control
Tricky Traffic Control
Smart Decano Speed Bump Responds to Vehicle Speed
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8
Traffic-Slowing Structures
Traffic-Slowing Structures
Twelve Bridges Designed by Drost and Van Veen Architects
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7
Traffic-Stopping Tennis Apparel
Traffic-Stopping Tennis Apparel
Federer, Nadal & Williams Preview US Open Wardrobes
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6
Traffic Cone Stages
Traffic Cone Stages
Hedgehog Concert Pavilion Raises Awareness to Youth Homelessness
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5
Dining on Recycled Traffic Signs
Dining on Recycled Traffic Signs
Metal Work by Boris Bally
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4
Infrastructure That Mimics Nature
Infrastructure That Mimics Nature
The Traffic Tree
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3
Innovative Traffic Lights
Innovative Traffic Lights
Eco LEDs Direct Drivers Whether to Stop or Go
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2
High-Tech Traffic Safety
High-Tech Traffic Safety
Hanyoung Lee's Virtual Wall
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Humorous Traffic Signs
Humorous Traffic Signs
Funny and Unusual Road Signs from Around the World
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