The end of the traffic lights

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Once the self-driving cars rule the roads, lots of things will be different: You won't have to worry about finding a parking spot, it will be hard to earn a speeding ticket, and, according to some forward-looking thinkers, there will no longer be a need for traffic lights.
    Researchers at the MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETHZ), and the Italian National Research Council (CNR) have developed slot-based intersections that could replace traditional traffic lights, significantly reducing queues and delays.
    According to people behind this idea, when sensor-laden vehicles approach an intersection, they can communicate their presence and remain at a safe distance from each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. By removing the waits caused by traffic lights, slot-based intersections create a system that is much more efficient.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/03/28/bye-bye-traffic-lights/8HSV9DZa4qPC1tH4zQ4pTO/story.html
     
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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    They seem to have looked right past the pedestrians.
     
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