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A traffic jam, by definition, is caused by all of us. The root cause may be an accident, or construction, or the crush of mid-sized SUVs leaving a Billy Joel concert, but if you’re part of the traffic flow, you’re part of the problem.
 traffic jam
Vehicles may soon be swapping information about road conditions to warn drivers about jams and dangers.

2007-03-17

 information communication safety car road traffic jam
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
Charging motorists for each mile they travel is "inevitable" if future traffic gridlock is to be avoided...

2010-07-05

 traffic jam UK pay-as-you-go road transport car overpopulation
Smaller, more nimble urban regions promise a better life than the congested megalopolis.

2010-11-26

 city urban efficiency life traffic jam future
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