How Would You Ease Congestion in the Back Bay?
Engineers from Big Blue logged $400,000 worth of man hours building software for Boston to harness traffic information and loosen gridlock. What's your solution to help get the Back Bay moving?
You may have seen IBM's commercials about helping the world's urban centers become "smarter cities."
It's one thing to fix traffic in Singapore. But Boston?
A group of engineers from Big Blue recently logged $400,000 of man hours studying Boston's traffic problems, according to the Globe.
The result so far is prototype software that would gather information that already exists — but isn't coordinated. As the technology company points out in a demo video about its "Smarter Cities Challenge," the same agency can run subways and buses, but fail to synch them. A bus might leave a subway station on time, stranding a glut of commuters arriving from a train that's a bit late.
What's one thing would you do to help ease congestion in the Back Bay? Tell us in the comments below.