Articles tagged “traffic”

Smart Vehicle Technology Could Making Driving More Interactive

Smart Vehicle Technology Could Making Driving More Interactive

Associated Press

Technology is providing plenty of ways to make driving safer for drivers and driverless cars when they show up.

4 years ago

The Worst Cities for Commuting, Broken Down by Traffic Delays

The Worst Cities for Commuting, Broken Down by Traffic Delays

Samantha Shankman, Skift

As the millennial population joins the workforce, alternative transportation include bikes, carpools and public transit become more widely used -- and with good reason.

5 years ago

The Productive Way to Complain About Traffic This Holiday Weekend

The Productive Way to Complain About Traffic This Holiday Weekend

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Using apps to crowdsource congressional complaints is a clever idea, especially when frustrated and bored travelers are your target user. The challenge will be raising awareness of the app and the cause in order to build enough volume.

5 years ago

Rome’s Mayor Will Close Ancient Colosseum Area to Traffic

Rome’s Mayor Will Close Ancient Colosseum Area to Traffic

Catherine Hornby and James Mackenzie, Reuters

Local business owners hate this plan for the construction's disruption to foot-traffic, but once its done they will probably recover. Either way, the mayor isn't much concerned with their complaints, as he says protecting one of the world's oldest archaeological monument trumps their interests.

6 years ago

US Airways traffic rises much faster than its revenue in run up to merger

US Airways traffic rises much faster than its revenue in run up to merger

Associated Press

Few people are focusing on US Airways' traffic numbers. The merger with American, the antitrust probes, and whether the combined airlines will be forced to divest some slots at Washington are the hot-button issues.

6 years ago

Atlanta’s airport is still the world’s busiest as 2012 traffic sets a new record

Atlanta’s airport is still the world’s busiest as 2012 traffic sets a new record

Associated Press

Despite it's massive size and traffic, Atlanta still manages to move passengers through with minimal fuss and a fraction of the hassles you find at New York-JFK, Chicago-O'Hare, or LAX.

7 years ago

St. Petersburg, Florida gets high-tech to fix its chronic traffic problem

St. Petersburg, Florida gets high-tech to fix its chronic traffic problem

The Tampa Tribune

Message boards and monitoring systems might help reduce collisions and make drivers more aware, but the only way to really fix a traffic problem is to increase infrastructure for public transportation.

7 years ago

Canadian city tracks drivers’ Bluetooth headsets to predict traffic jams

Canadian city tracks drivers’ Bluetooth headsets to predict traffic jams

It’s impressive to see a city taking the time and money to offer innovative tech solutions to everyday travel problems as many of the currently available options are crowdsourced or privately built apps.

7 years ago

Passenger traffic ticked up in September because of China, Latin America and the Middle East

Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

Not sure whether North America or Europe is worse off in this report: Would you choose "profitless growth" over "no growth" or vice versa?

7 years ago

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

Clar Ni, The Guardian

You can crowdsource all the data you want, but it will take an engaged and compliant population to buy in to the system to produce any kind of change.

7 years ago

Majority of New Yorkers think bike lanes are a good idea — even if they don’t use them

Although New Yorkers appreciate Mayor Bloomberg's effort to change the image of city streets through bike lanes and shares, most residents stick to yellow cabs or subways to navigate the crowded streets.

7 years ago

Google Maps adds live traffic updates for 130+ small U.S. cities and foreign capitals

This Google service relies both on Android users worldwide and use of Google Navigation and as those numbers grow so should the traffic snapshots from back roads in Kalamazoo to the German Autobahn.

7 years ago