08 January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Geek Stuff

In a landmark traffic study, Caltrans and MIT have discovered that too many cars on the same road heading in the same direction result in traffic jams.

The story also included this little creepy detail:

The study’s authors anonymously tracked more than 350,000 Bay Area drivers using their cellphone and GPS signals — the first time that’s been done — to gather some of the most detailed data yet on what causes our traffic jams.

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