Category Archives: Traffic Optimization

Avoid the Traffic on Waitangi Weekend

The NZTA have a couple of fantastic services for long weekends and public holidays called Holiday Hotspots. I use it every long weekend when I go away and barring people having accidents, I enjoy near normal driving speeds and even … Continue reading

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Raves and a little rant from Paihia to Auckland

On the weekend I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest speaker at the Northland National Road Carriers event in Paihia. It was great to have the pleasure to speak with and learn from people that have been on … Continue reading

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The police could be controlling your self-driving car

It isn’t hard to imagine why police and other public-safety officials might want the power to override how autonomous vehicles are controlled. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.marketwatch.com This is a really interesting concept that I hadn’t considered. Of course for … Continue reading

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Introducing the self-driving bicycle in the Netherlands

This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation i Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.youtube.com I’m a day behind on this story, but it will probably … Continue reading

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What are the UK’s top areas for running and cycling? – BBC News

Two legs and two wheels – data reveals the most active areas of Britain for runners and cyclists. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.bbc.co.uk This s another great example of how GPS and location based technologies can tell us what is … Continue reading

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Animated Maps Illustrate the Hell of Bay Area Commuting

Your hellish commute has never looked so pretty. A new set of animated maps plots the commutes of 3.3 million Bay Area residents commuting to 110,000 destinations. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.com When was the last time you looked at … Continue reading

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Virtual traffic lights as in-car systems go with the real road flow

Researchers have been working on a system of virtual traffic lights positioned inside the car which could give time back to commuters. Source: phys.org I saw this system demonstrated on CNN last week. The HUD was nicely positioned on the … Continue reading

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