Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Traffic Predictor?

PostedNovember 29, 2009

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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 bonus!  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103-point-5 F-M and WTOP-dot-com.


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