Contact Us

Upcoming App Tells You How Much Time Is Left on Traffic Lights

Signalguru
Princeton.edu

Researchers at MIT and Princeton have developed a smartphone app called SignalGuru that will tell drivers exactly how much time they have to make the next light.

The app, which has been successfully tested in neighborhoods in the US and Singapore, uses dashboard-mounted smartphone cameras to record whether a light is green, yellow or red. When combined with traffic light information recorded by other SignalGuru users, the app is able to provide precise timing on when traffic lights are going to change.

Alas, the app isn’t available to the public yet. If and when it is, it won’t work until enough motorists download it and position their smart phones on their dashboards.

But the researchers think there is good reason for why their innovation should catch on. By reducing the need to idle and accelerate that is caused by not having a clear idea of when a light is going to change, they say SignalGuru should be able to cut fuel consumption by up to 20 percent.

[via Techland Times]

Best of Kool 98

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kool 98 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kool 98 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.