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Lag In Intelligent Transportation Could Hurt Economy

 The United States lags years behind countries like Japan, Singapore and South Korea in implementing sophisticated intelligent transportation systems that make moving goods and people more efficient, and it could hurt the economy, according to a new report....The technology can range from synchronizing traffic lights for optimal traffic flow to providing real-time information on traffic conditions and accidents to minimize traffic congestion. In Singapore, for example, all traffic lights are programmed for optimal traffic flow but just 40 percent of traffic lights in the United States are. Japan’s Smartway project goes further, offering drivers real-time traffic information, accident repots and navigation that avoids congested roadways.

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