30 Apr '11, 10pm

IBM smartphone app predicts traffic jams: IBM is testing smartphone software designed to predict traffic jams an...

IBM smartphone app predicts traffic jams: IBM is testing smartphone software designed to predict traffic jams an...

IBM is testing smartphone software designed to predict traffic jams and warn motorists before they even take to the roads. IBM said that its employees in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas of Northern California have been testing technology that "will ultimately help drivers around the world" avoid fouled traffic. Those involved in the pilot project agree to have location-sensing capabilities in their smartphones automatically track where they drive and when, according to IBM Smarter Traveler program manager John Day. The information is fed through the internet to computers that identify patterns such as commutes to and from work. Meanwhile, data collected from roadway censors commonly used for online traffic maps is analysed to determine conditions that usually lead to trouble. For example, congestion at a certain off-ramp or bridge entrance may consistently lead ...

Full article: http://peakenergy.blogspot.com/2011/04/ibm-smartphone-app...

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