March 31, 2015

Better traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions

Analysis shows that smarter programming of stoplights could improve efficiency of urban traffic.

(March 31, 2015)  Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere.

Now a study by researchers at MIT could lead to better ways of programming a city’s stoplights to reduce delays, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions.

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