Cruise control designs could solve traffic jams (ASL – Sign1News – 12.16.17)

Cruise control designs could solve traffic jams (ASL – Sign1News – 12.16.17)


MIT researchers believe they have found a new way to stop frustrating “stop-and-go” traffic. Researchers published a paper this week offering cruise control as a solution to help alleviate traffic jams. The report proposes redesigning the cruise control feature on cars to factor in the space in front and behind the vehicle. Simulations showed that keeping the same distance between the vehicle in the front and the vehicle in the back prevents traffic jams. But there is a catch. In order for the redesigned cruise control to work and have an immediate impact on traffic lots of drivers have to use the technology.

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