Slowly, in the background of our day-to-day lives, cities and their suburban counterparts have been gaining intelligence. Stoplights are timed and monitored by a suite of cameras and sensors; traffic patterns are tracked and analyzed by Watson-like computer systems; GPS-navigation systems communicate to the grid and identify the most efficient route to a destination when taking into account traffic patterns and other transit options; and even parking usage and patterns are analyzed, allowing for rates to be adjusted based on demand. Up to this point, this transition has been independent of cars and trucks, it’s been about improving traffic patterns and attempting to reduce congestion. But cities face transit issues and are looking for connected, autonomous cars to provide the solution.A monumental shift is upon cities as smart vehicles enter the landscape. These next generation vehicles have the capacity to communicate with each other and the roads they travel down. This has the potential to fundamentally alter how cities operate and consumers move from Point A to Point B.The traditional, non-connected cars of today largely rely on the driver and a series of on-board sensors to monitor the road and avoid dangers, but these systems fail to improve transit for others around them. Traditional cars… Read full this story
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