Smart Roads
A 40% increase in traffic since 1985 has spurred a new response to clogged highways. Here's how commuters will be alerted to problem areas starting next year:
 
 
Any event that slows traffic - a stalled car or accident, debris or flooding in the road - will be detected by sensors embedded beneath the road. Some critical areas will be monitored by closed-circuit camera.
 
 

 

 

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