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Three things could soon make traffic jams a thing of the past. In the digital cities of the future people will get around using a mix of connected cars and public transportation, freeing up road space, and just-in-time car–sharing services that connect people to vehicles and public transit through their smartphones.

The success of connected cars will depend on

  • electronics and connectivity
  • the integration of vehicle and traffic data into the internet of things
  • and clean, renewable electric energy for the new infrastructure

Business, governments and citizens will have to act together, but the secure, scalable and smart mobile technology is already available. Watch how companies like Toyota, Pirelli and BMW are pioneering connected driving and mobile technologies to help solve traffic congestion in real time  so scenarios like today’s rush hour could truly be a thing of the past.

@rickcostanzo


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