Click here to go to the home page
Home About Us Shop Newsletter Send News Tip
Custom Search
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Google Plus Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on a RSS Feeder Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube

  Click here to go to the motorcycles in the movies site


Apps: Smartphone Helps You Avoid Red Lights

  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Ideas New Products
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
click to see where USA is on the map

I knew there was some very usefulness for smartphones, somewhere. Yes, phoning is nice, but so 1990's, texting is nice, but so 2000's, navigation is nice, but so 2010. No, what's really cool is when your smartphone app tell you how fast you should go to catch the next light green. And it's something that's going to happen shortly.

MIT SignalGuru
The geeks at MIT Open MIT link in a new window have designed a smartphone app that does exactly that. Using the front camera of your phone (if your phone doesn't have one, stop reading now and go back to your Tandy TRS-80), the software detects when traffic lights change color (red, orange, green), and using complicated formulas (which only MIT folks can understand), it will tell you at what speed you need to be travelling on your motorcycle to reach the light while it is green.

So no more stopping for red lights (and no more drag races).

But it's not just a formula, since that wouldn't be possible. The system uses crowdsourcing, in other words, other users who have the app will be recording the patterns of the red lights, uploading them to MIT's server.

With all that crowdsourced data, the app called SignalGuru, can predict pretty accurately when that light is going green.

Click for bigger version of MIT SignalGuru
Open image in a new window

So, apart from that sexy voice telling you to turn right at the next intersection, you'll now hear a voice that says "hey, go faster if you want to catch the green light, speed up to 40 mph!". How cool...

Not only will the app save you time, but also save you on fuel, the whole reason the app was created. Tests showed a reduction of fuel consumption of 20%.

Click here for more info on the MIT SignalGuru app Open Click here for more info on the MIT SignalGuru app link in a new window

Via: Jalopnik

Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Article Comments
comments powered by Disqus

Technorati :

frame image

frame image

Click here for our free
daily/weekly newsletter

Special Articles

- Riding in France
- Getting your License in France
- How to lose your license in France
- Finding cheap fuel in France
-Dreaded French Signposts Fear Not
- Renting a motorcycle in France
- Biker Friendly Hotels in France
- Motorcycle Taxis in France

- Social Media of Famous Bikers
- Electric Motorcycles List

Content Copyrighted - click to read notice

frame image
Ads by Motorbiker                           
 Jafrum–Motorcycle Gear Experts

frame image

frame image

frame image

frame image

frame image

frame image
on this site!
Click here

  frame image

Check out my book:
Photographic visit ...
By Photographs &...
Disclaimer:All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Privacy Policy

Admin Web Analytics