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    MIT Works On Predicting Who’s Gonna Run The Red


    In the Math solving all of our problems file; the LA Times is reporting that MIT has developed an an algorithm that can determine whether a driver will run a red light within milliseconds.Their research is being published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

    The group did tests at an intersection in Christianburg, VA with 15,000 vehicles passing through. Their results with the algorithm was correct 85% of the time, which is reportedly the most accurate that has been measured.

    The hope is in the future, traffic lights will be able to send the information to vehicles and have the vehicles make decisions on what to. This will help reduce the number of accidents at intersections.

    Source: LA Times

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    I understand what SoCalCTS is saying. If the system is designed to prevent accidents and can calculate a drivers intention or likeliness to run the light within milliseconds then it could easily be designed to have a delayed yellow light.

    Most people don't run red lights which would suggest that you would rarely have an instance where multiple cars are causing a lengthy delay in the operation of the light if ever. After the offender has caused the delay the light should turn red once they have cleared the intersection which I am sure the system could calculate as well by their speed.

    A system with this kind of complexity would probably be expensive and I think because of this it would be natural to integrate some form of traffic monitoring system (red light camera/speed camera combination maybe?) that could issue offenders tickets as a normal red light traffic camera would.

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    Don't do a delayed yellow light. Do a delayed green light for cross traffic. What's wrong with the camera seeing that traffic has stopped or will stop so now it's ok to let cross traffic through?

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    >>"The hope is in the future, traffic lights will be able to send the information to vehicles and have the vehicles make decisions on what to. This will help reduce the number of accidents at intersections."<<

    NO THANK YOU!!

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