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It is believed more than a million drivers have been trapped by the system. But it is now claimed the lights were rigged to change from yellow to red in three seconds instead of the regulation five or six seconds. The fraud was uncovered by a senior police officer who noticed an unusually high number of fines being issued. Instead of an average 15 fines a day in some places, the figure jumped to more than 1,000. The fraud may have netted...
 traffic fraud fine driver traffic light
When you choose to enable Google Maps with My Location, your phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast you're moving. When we combine your speed with the speed of other phones on the road, across thousands of phones moving around a city at any given time, we can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions. We continuously combine this data and send it back to you for free in the Google Maps traffic...

2009-08-25

 crowdsourcing traffic traffic jam GPS privacy mobile phone Google
Flightradar24.com shows live aircraft traffic in the airspace above Europe.
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The traffic to some highly sensitive US websites was briefly rerouted via China, the US government has said.

2010-11-17

 USA Internet China hijacking traffic hacking
Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is car safety and efficiency. Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use. So we have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves. Our automated cars, manned by trained operators, just...

2010-10-09

 car efficiency traffic jam traffic robot artificial intelligence road transport travel Google