09 May The death of the traffic light?
Had enough of sitting at lights that seem to have been programmed by a sadist? It would seem one group of boffins are prepared to wait no longer…
The combined brains of MIT, the Italian National Research council and the Swiss Institute of Technology have developed a conceptual traffic system (”Light Traffic”) for a driverless future in which cars pass through intersections unencumbered by signals.
The slot-based system relies on sensors which keep the cars at a safe distance from each other and which automatically predict speed on the approach to junctions. All of which ensures no collisions and efficient traffic flow at busy intersections.