Smart Traffic Lights Could Reduce Congestion

PopSci has an article highlighting some research out of Europe talking about how advanced stop light control systems could improve traffic flow over the timers and scheduled patterns that are currently used.

The solution is a decentralized approach that lets the traffic lights work together by figuring out how changes at each individual intersection would affect the entire system. Instead of being stymied by natural fluctuations in traffic, the system takes advantage of them, using random gaps to help improve traffic flow.

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