Smart traffic lights

BMW's EnLighten App Tells You How To Time Stop Lights (And Helps Launch The V2G Revolution)
BMW's EnLighten App Tells You How To Time Stop Lights (And Helps Launch The V2G Revolution)

If you live in a city long enough, you get to understand its traffic lights. Some places, they're synchronized, so when your light turns green, you know how fast you can drive and hit the next one without slowing down. When it works right, it's a thing of beauty. BMW has now made the light-timing...Read More»

Freeway, Los Angeles, 2009 (photo by Myriam Thyes via Wikimedia)
After 30 Years, LA Synchs Its Traffic Lights: Too Little, Too Late?

Is it just us, or does roadway construction seem like an exercise in futility? How many times have you seen crews pack up after adding an extra lane of highway, leaving the road just as clogged as it was before? Couldn't the team have added two lanes (or three), just to save time down the line?...Read More»

Audi Travolution traffic system
BMW And Audi Congestion Strategies Look To Smart Signals

With vehicle miles traveled growing about 15 percent faster than the U.S. roadway network, and the trend likely to continue this year as fuel prices stabilize and more drivers take to the roadways, we need to look for more creative—and smarter—ways of easing congestion. New projects from German...Read More»

Eko light concept by Serbian designer Damjan Stankovic
Traffic Light Countdown Display Could Ease Anxiety. Or Not.

Drivers in urban areas have developed countless ways to cope with red light anxiety -- that frustration that stems from not knowing when that pesky traffic light dangling overhead will turn green. Some folks keep their eyes trained on pedestrian crossing signs, waiting for them to switch from...Read More»

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
Hybrid Touareg, 5-Series GT Tested And Smart Traffic: Today At High Gear Media

Smart traffic lights may be the next wave of the war against fuel consumption, as countless gallons of fuel are wasted at a standstill every day. BMW is leading the charge on that front, hoping to add some sophistication to the 40-year-old lights system we have now. Speaking of BMW, over at Motor...Read More»

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