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Traffic congestion reported in real-time

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I hate traffic. I hate traffic lights. I especially hate lots of slow-moving vehicles in front of me otherwise known as traffic. My wife says my traff...

I hate traffic. I hate traffic lights. I especially hate lots of slow-moving vehicles in front of me otherwise known as traffic. My wife says my traffic intolerance will eventually give me a stroke and she's probably right. But here's a video that shows how drivers can in realtime report congestion using GPS on cell phones (traffic reports on radio tend to be notoriously inaccurate and based on old info...traffic copters can't be everywhere at once).The name of the project is Mobile Millennium and you can participate in it. Professor Alex Bayen explains:

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Contributing Editor John Dodge has written for the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, PC Week (now eWeek), EDN, Design News, Electronic Business, Bio-IT World, Health-IT World, Lowell Sun, Haverhill Gazette and Newburyport Daily News. He is based in Massachusetts. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure