April 9, 2008 11:22 PM PDT

Microsoft introduces tool for avoiding traffic jams

Microsoft introduces tool for avoiding traffic jams
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The new service's software technology, called Clearflow, is an ambitious attempt to apply machine-learning techniques to the problem of traffic congestion.
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Will auto-insurance policies cover accidents caused by buffer-overruns?
Posted by Kings X Rocks! (89 comments )
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Give it a rest already
YOUR LIITLE JOKES ABOUT MICROSOFT ARE NOT FUNNY. we all get it, you usual microsoft commenter's, you hate Microsoft or windows. Or any combination of the 2. When its bad news for Microsoft you cheer; when its good news you try to convence everybody its bad news. Stop annoying people who have to wade through the usual comment vomit, that you guys make at every news story that has the word Microsoft, to get to actual posts.
Posted by eriky5 (1 comment )
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In theory a good idea...
I don?t think this will make a difference, most of the traffic jams are caused by idiots that have the ?need? to slow down just to get a look at what has happened on the side of the road.
Sorry, in theory a good idea, in reality it?s not going to make a big difference. Create electrically wired roads that control car speed and don?t rely on human?s ability to drive. Then we will be seeing a break thought in traffic jams.
Posted by kwiswall (18 comments )
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Clearflow will not be reliable. Only the obvious types of traffic jams will be displayed and anyone familar with the local area won?t need the service. The service is too limited. Look at my alternative: <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.upostlive.com" target="_newWindow">http://www.upostlive.com</a> It?s wiki style where drivers post alerts for others to see. And it?s free.
Posted by DoctorCox (4 comments )
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Clearflow will not be reliable. Only the obvious types of traffic jams will be displayed and anyone familar with the local area won?t need the service. The service is too limited. Look at my alternative: <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.upostlive.com" target="_newWindow">http://www.upostlive.com</a> It?s wiki style where drivers post alerts for others to see. And it?s free.
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