Sunday, October 16, 2005

Tracking cell phones for real-time traffic data

MSNBC is reporting that the "show me state" Missouri, will all show us how to combine cell phones with traffic data.

Lets say you are on your cell phone talking to your wife travelling at 65 MPH, then WHOOOA little doggie - traffic crawls to a turtle's pace on the interstate.

Well, your cell phone transmits it's signal while you are connected, and the towers know exactly how fast you are travelling. This data is compiled with all of the other skipjacks that are on their cell phones and sent to the DOT, automoatically updates road signs, web sites, and more.

I love technology! Now, when will they get rid of all tolls and just charge my credit card automatically?

Story here