Thursday, March 06, 2008

Human Error and Traffic Jams

I had to post a link to this article and video about research that some Japanese Universities are doing on how traffic jams are created. In the video below a bunch of cars driving around a track at 30 miles an hour created their own traffic jam. We need to find a way to apply information technology to alleviate these spontaneous traffic events. The payoff in terms of time money saved (especially at $3+ /gal gasoline) would be incredible.