Could data mining prevent another 60-mile traffic jam?
China may have recently gained the honor of officially becoming the world’s second-largest economy, and with that honor also came some of the spoils — including the world’s most gigantic traffic jam. A 60-mile gridlock extending from Beijing to the reaches of Inner Mongolia. (The latest report say the jam-up has vanished, somehow.) Another Beijing traffic jam With growth, cities such as Beijing face traffic nightmares. Perhaps Chinese planners could look south, to Singapore, for ways technology and analytics can help tamp down the likelihood of such incidents. In Singapore controllers receive real-time data through sensors to model and predict future traffic flows “with 90% accuracy.”