MIT research project helps drivers avoid waiting at lights

August 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Industry News, News, Telematics

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Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone–A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.

Where previous experimental traffic-light advisory systems used GPS data or data from traffic sensors, SignalGuru uses visual data from cellphone cameras. Graphic: Christine Daniloff