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(The Atlantic Cities)   New technology will take traffic lights out of intersections and put them in cars, giving every driver a personal red light or green light. There's no way this will end badly, especially for that guy who will still manage to block the box   ( theatlanticcities.com) divider line
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2013-02-11 03:48:43 PM  
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stonicus: davidphogan: I'm sure it can be more efficient, but it seems like pedestrians will be an issue. I know TFA mentioned them, but how can it tell someone waiting to cross the street from someone who is just waiting for a bus?

They can still have those push buttons at intersections now where people request the WALK sign to come on, which then could communicate with the cars and the light system.

True, but for that to work, they'd have to make those buttons actually functional.
2013-02-11 03:25:13 PM  
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It's more likely they will just replace all traffic lights with roundabouts.

/Big Ben, Parliament
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