Elements S1 • E17

You’re Driving Wrong and It’s Causing Traffic Jams





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Published on Feb 13, 2018

Why is there so much commuter traffic? This mathematical model offers an insight into our traffic nightmares.

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Math Says You're Driving Wrong And It's Slowing Us All Down
“When you’re driving down the highway, such grace eludes you. You’re locked onto the car ahead of you, and rightfully so—that’s the agent most likely to ruin your day if it suddenly stops. But optimally you’d be keeping an equal distance between yourself and that car, and yourself and the car behind you.”

Where Is The Worst Traffic In The World?
“Los Angeles gets a lot of grief, from both residents and outside observer, for being a perpetually gridlocked traffic nightmare. But L.A.'s traffic jams are actually a breezy pleasure cruise compared to some other cities around the world.”

Elon Musk's Pipe Dream: Underground Electric Sleds for LA Traffic
“Tech mogul Elon Musk elaborated this weekend on one of his newer projects: a multi-tiered network of underground tunnels that would whisk individual vehicles beneath the city on electric sled platforms going upwards of 130 mph.”

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