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If Navigation Apps Don’t Alleviate Congestion—Could City-Wide Traffic Software Help?

Post Syndicated from Erica Snyder original https://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/infrastructure/if-navigation-apps-dont-alleviate-congestioncould-citywide-traffic-software-help

Traffic software providers Mobi and Axilion have taken two very different approaches to solving the world’s congestion crisis

Aside from being a major nuisance to commuters, traffic congestion costs the average American driver $1,348 annually in lost time. According to INRIX, an analytics company based in Washington state, Americans lost 97 hours each to congestion in 2018 alone. 

We are in a congestion crisis and the problem is not exclusive to America—Londoners lost 227 hours apiece due to congestion, according to the same study. 

With the rise of technological advances including IoT and AI, multiple companies are now working on ways to reduce congestion for residents and cities alike. Mobi, a traffic management company based in Israel, sells technology that aggregates data from a wide variety of sources to predict traffic patterns and optimize mobility.