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Drone gives bird's-eye view of 50-lane traffic jam in China

A drone flying above one of China's mega freeways caught these incredible images of a huge traffic jam during one of the busiest travel days in China.

GPS data gives us the Top 20 Worst Commutes

Being stuck in traffic anywhere sucks. Even if it's just for a few minutes, feelings of urgency and anger sneak in quickly. Now, imagine being stuck in traffic multiple hours a day, five days a week. For some people, it's a way of life. To figure out who has the worst commute in the nation, the Daily Beast studied and quantified the Top 20 Worst Commutes in America.

More common sense - Cellphones make you a bad driver

In light of the "backwards-travelling wave" that researchers recently discovered as a cause of congestion, another study has pinpointed a possible major contributor. The University of Utah's Traffic Lab uncovered that drivers paying more attention to yapping on their phone – hands free or not – add to the suffering of us all. Talking while driving leads to drivers who take considerably longer to ch

The real reason for traffic jams: us!

Finally, there's an explanation for those wasted hours we spent on the MassPike today asking no one in particular "what the (dirty word) is this (dirty word)?" A team of mathemeticians from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Budapest developed a mathematical model revealing that traffic jams are caused by idiots. Okay, not exactly. The real explanation is that unexpected events, such as being cut off, require slowing below a threshold speed for smooth traffic flow. As we've all obs

IBM and OESA to hold automotive industry brainstorming jam

IBM has been running brainstorming 'jams' for years now, I remember them myself from my days with Big Blue. Until now though, the ecosystem of automotive suppliers has yet to take advantage of these online brainstorming session where thousands of people from hundreds of organisations come together, via online discussion, to identify solutions to common industry challenges and concerns. IBM