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Caution Optional » Blog Archive » Tokyo Traffic Command Center

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Unfortunately Tokyo has the serious traffic issues you would expect from such a densely populated city. Fortunately they are working towards improving that (the traffic situation that is).
Kilian-Nakamura blog

Over 17 thousand vehicle detectors!! A commenter on that blog pointed out that currently this command center really doesn’t do much commanding, but rather is an information center where the traffic conditions and patterns can be viewed. Active traffic flow control (as is being developed here in the U.S.) is ultimately what these systems aspire to be. Well, at least until we all have our own automated and remotely controlled hover cars.

Quite a bit has happened in the last ninety years since the time of the gas powered AGA beacon…

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