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The death of the traffic light

The death of the traffic light?

Friday 01 April 2016

Had enough of sitting at lights that seem to have been programmed by a sadist? It would seem one group of boffins are prepared to wait no longer…

The combined brains of MIT, the Italian National Research council and the Swiss Institute of Technology have developed a conceptual traffic system (”Light Traffic”) for a driverless future in which cars pass through intersections unencumbered by signals.

The slot-based system relies on sensors which keep the cars at a safe distance from each other and which automatically predict speed on the approach to junctions. All of which ensures no collisions and efficient traffic flow at busy intersections.

Sources:

  1. Dezeen Magazine:
    MIT researchers plan “death of the traffic light” with smart intersections.
  2. MIT News:
    When slower is faster.

Label:

Road safety

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