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Hari Balakrishnan on improving your commute

Presented by Transportation@MIT

Road traffic is a challenging societal problem, and with the increasing crowding of areas in and around cities, it is only becoming worse. With the proliferation of wireless connectivity, smartphones (think cheap embedded computers), it is now possible to continuously monitor urban areas using mobile sensors carried by people while they drive. In this lecture, Hari Balakrishnan describes three challenges that need to be met in using data to help commuters — pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers — reduce the time (and fuel) spent stuck in traffic.

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