Traffic lights help manage the flow of traffic, but they may not necessarily be the most environmentally friendly solution. What do we mean by that? Basically while the traffic light is on, the car remains idle while the light is red. In contrast, fuel is being burned while cars wait for the light to turn green.
This means that cars essentially burn fuel for no good reason, which then contributes to pollution. However, in Israel, Google decided to run a test where they would use artificial intelligence to try to make traffic lights more efficient by studying and monitoring the flow of traffic, and then using that data to try to better control the time.
Based on the pilot program tested in Israel in partnership with the municipalities of Haifa and Beersheba and the Israel National Road Company, the company claims that, using artificial intelligence, it has observed a 10-20% reduction in fuel and intersection delays. . This makes sense in a way, because if a car can get from point A to point B without having to stop, then the amount of fuel consumed should theoretically be less.
Of course, having all-electric cars would solve this problem, but until the entire world transitions 100% to electric, we imagine that fuel-powered cars will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future. Google says it now plans to take this system and test it in Rio de Janeiro and they are in talks with other cities around the world as well.
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