P2P to traffic control

University of California, Irvine researchers are applying lessons learned from music and video peer-to-peer file transfer networks to a system for reducing traffic jams on the roads.

Their Autonet plan would center around ad hoc networks of vehicles and roadside monitoring posts supported by 802.11 technology (the prototype uses 11b). The vehicles would essentially be the “clients” in such a system and feature graphical user interfaces to pass along information to drivers. They’re building the system to be able to handle data on thousands of traffic incidents and road conditions.

Source ::>> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/010709-p2p-traffic-control.html?hpg1=bn

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