When someone tells me I won’t have to deal with traffic lights anymore, I always imagined it would look something like this:
Sadly it seems that if we do get a world with no traffic lights, it won’t be because our cars fly (how cool would that be!???!?!?!)
But with the advent of autonomous cars it seems that your commute from Surrey into downtown Vancouver could be done without stopping!
Some of the smart folks at MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology, and the Italian National Research Council have created a system that would allow non-stop automotive travel.
At its most basic it is a system that uses sensors to keep cars at a safe distance from each other, and when they arrive at an intersection the cars would be spaced enough apart and going at an appropriate speed to allow the cars not to stop.
So not only would you get to your destination sooner, it would also lower to amount of emissions coming from cars because you would spend little to no time idling.
Take a look at how it works
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