MODOT to Use Cell Phones to Track Traffic

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The technology is expected to be in place by summer and will allow MODOT to monitor traffic by tracking signals from the phones, which will then be mapped to show which state highways are most congested. While MODOT officials say the monitoring system will primarily be used to gauge congestion and alert motorists to potential traffic jams, plans are also in the works to share the information gathered under the program with Missouri cities. The department last year unveiled plans to implement the traffic-monitoring system and has lauded the program as a way to provide drivers with real-time Internet updates on road conditions.

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