You Got to Be Kidding Me!

Stoplight Coordination?

Posted in Four Wheels, Snark by Stacy McMahon on September 22, 2008

Here’s a cool idea that will never be allowed in the US:

top light gantries fitted with communications modules can let the car know when the light will turn green. The car then lets the driver know what speed he should maintain in order to pass through the intersection without having to brake for the light and then accelerate again.

Wouldn’t that be nice …but no, I think we all know the prevailing attitude here is that it’s more important to punish people for breaking the rules than to encourage them to find a win-win solution like the above.

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