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Monday, March 21, 2016

Roads With No Traffic Lights

MIT Explores The Idea Of Roads With No Traffic Lights (+Video)

Tyler Lee | March 21, 2016

Traffic lights are a necessity since at the moment, pretty much all vehicles are driven by humans, and sometimes even humans need a little help in being told when to stop and let others go. However what if there was a future in which the need for traffic lights was no longer needed? How would traffic function in that case?
The folks at MIT have recently conducted a study (via The Next Web) in which they tested a road network that had no traffic lights at all.

Vehicles are emerging today that use sensors to remain at a safe distance from each other as they move through a four-way intersection. By removing the waits caused by traffic lights, these so called Slot-based intersections speed up traffic flow.  Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (A Unique Installation by MIT Senseable City Lab) and (MIT: Red Lights Could Someay Be a Thing of the Past. March 18, 2016)

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