Copenhagen to roll out new smart traffic system
In the not-too-distant future, cyclists who are struggling their way through a downpour as they traverse Copenhagen’s streets will get some help from the smartphone in their pocket. Buses will be given longer green lights that can cut travel time by as much as 30 percent and traffic systems will help clear out mass crowds from football games and concerts much faster than they do today. …
Copenhageners’ smartphones will relay anonymous information to wireless sensors along the city’s streets, allowing traffic lights to adapt to the number of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists using the roads at any given time. Traffic signals will also communicate directly with city buses, giving them longer green lights when they are behind schedule or jam-packed with passengers.