Tag: traffic

I’ve read portions of this book called Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) before and now I want to read the whole thing after listening to this talk by Tom Vanderbilt (the author). I love driving but I hate driving in traffic. It was one of the […]

The first episode in MOTHERBOARD’s Phreaked Out series on hacking information systems. This first episode is about 2 guys, Kartik Patel and Gabriel Murillo, who hacked into LA’s transportation network system and changed the light sequence at 4 major LA intersections, causing city gridlock that lasted up to 3 days. It’s the first time I’ve […]

Not so remarkable since anybody can do this traveling at approximately 30 MPH. Synced traffic lights save gas and make the air cleaner (assuming people drive accordingly).