Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Traffic Predictor

PostedJune 3, 2007

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Bryan Mistele:  80-85% of all traffic congestion is very predictable.

Randy Atkins:  Bryan Mistele, of Microsoft spin-off Inrix, says their computers can crunch historical traffic data with information about weather forecasts, school schedules, major events, construction…

Bryan Mistele:  In Washington, D.C., we take into account the legislative calendar.

Randy Atkins:  …to provide traffic forecasts.  And when you’re actually driving…

Bryan Mistele:  We blend it with GPS data that comes from taxicabs, super shuttles, delivery vehicles, trucks.”

Randy Atkins:  …to give you immediate updates, including…

Bryan Mistele:  …not only where is the nearest gas station, but who has the lowest price.”

Randy Atkins:  A real bonus!  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.