Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Real-Time Traffic Routing

The National Science Foundation in the US reports on 'Real-Time Traffic Routing from the Comfort of Your Car':

'Engineers have developed a system for taking anonymous cell-phone location information and turning it into an illuminated traffic map that identifies congestion in real time.The system takes advantage of the steady stream of positioning cues--untraced signals all cell phones produce, whether in use or not, as they seek towers with the strongest signals. It is the first traffic-solution technology that monitors patterns on rural roads and city streets as easily as on highways.'

Again, the move to take location-identity into social infrastructures and fluid mobilities.

Via Smartmobs

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