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Autonomous Intersection Management

fcfs-insanity.pngImagine speeding through an intersection at high speed; now imagine everyone doing it - this is exactly what our brilliant friend Peter Stone likes to think about. Peter showed the automobile intersection of the future at this years Gadgetoff. He and his colleague Kurt Dresner have come to the realization that vehicles of the future will be autonomous and as such don't need the traffic light shuffle that we've all grown so weary of. Their intersections do away with traffic lights completely and instead rely on vehicles receiving instructions from the intersection itself. Clever queuing algorithms allow all of the lanes to be active at the same time, even turns across traffic are handled safely. The result is an intersection that handles tons of traffic with minimal delay. Check out AIM and watch the videos for the ride of your life.


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