Tag: traffic

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).

Archival video from Getty Images. Oh, iconic Wilshire Blvd., how I miss you…sorta.


Google wins here. With the rumored acquisition of Waze (quite possibly the best traffic and GPS map app), Google now stands way ahead of the rest of the GPS crowd in terms of getting a big enough user base to make real-time traffic data relevant in their own maps. I like this. Mainly because of […]