Automotive

Congestion pricing could shrink car size

Rush hour will likely return when pandemic lockdowns lift, but a new study suggests that congestion pricing—policies that charge tolls for driving during peak hours—could not only cure traffic jams but also convince motorists ...

Energy & Green Tech

Discount on charging electric cars helps to solve traffic jams

Charging electric cars can put a strain on the electricity grid. And commuting to work by car can cause traffic congestion. Ph.D. student Carlo Cenedese at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, linked energy use and ...

Engineering

Road building won't cut congestion or boost the economy

British politicians, national and local, tend to like investing in roads. The Treasury believes that the Department for Transport's approach to economic analysis is sound, and so is willing to award substantial funds. The ...

Automotive

New system created to prevent traffic jams

Holiday exodus. Nine in the morning. The roundabouts that lead to Valencia's A-3 motorway have come to a standstill. Can these traffic jams be stopped or, at least, decreased? A team of researchers from Valencia's Polytechnic ...

Energy & Green Tech

New smart parking software cuts congestion, emissions

New smart parking software developed by Cornell University researchers, which matches drivers with parking garage spots based on travel time and other factors, could reduce congestion and emissions while saving drivers the ...

Automotive

Can interactive technology ease urban traffic jams?

Traffic congestion is a serious problem in the United States, but a new analysis shows that interactive technology—ranging from 511 traffic information systems and roadside cameras to traffic apps like Waze and Google Maps—is ...

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