Slashdot user shas3n writes, “In an interesting and innovative way Bangalore city, India, has come up with a way to monitor road traffic congestion–by monitoring the density of mobile phones. This can give users quantitative and directional information of traffic flow without significant additional infrastructure investments. The congestion data is already available online.”
Here’s the original news story: Traffic problem finds cell phone solution
And here’s a live link to the traffic data: Bangalore Traffic Information System
That’s one way around government bureaucracy.
Mobile Phones to Monitor Traffic Congestion [Slashdot]