California dreaming of better prognostications

Time, money and gas are wasted in traffic jams. Citing figures of 28 gallons of gas and $808 lost each year because of traffic, a new project to develop ways to avoid these losses was announced: “With private-sector backing, California’s state government and the state’s flagship public university are teaming up to develop an intelligent transportation solution that will help drivers avoid congested traffic. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the University of California, Berkeley’s California Center for Innovative Transportation, and IBM Research hope to improve the reliability of estimated commute times, and give drivers personalized travel recommendations that save time and fuel.” Read the full story in Government Technology.