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Regular news: Issue 597 25 May 2012

Waiting at red lights a thing of the past?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an innovative means of telling motorists when slowing down might enable them to avoid being ‘caught’ at traffic lights, helping them improve their fuel economy in the process. The MIT system uses a network of smartphones mounted on car dashboards to collect data about traffic signals; there is a growing trend, the research establishment says, for motorists to install brackets on their dashboards in order...

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