Traffic regulation: self-organisation vs control

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Traffic regulation: self-organisation vs control

Navigating the traffic here in SA can be quite a complex affair (as I’m sure is true in most other countries).  Traffic authorities make extensive use of traffic lights and other control mechanisms to regulate traffic, especially in urban areas.  I came across this interesing video the other day, about how allowing for self-regulation on busy roads often leads to less congestion and paradoxically, less road accidents.  I’m not sure if this will work in South Africa, but it certainly is an interesting idea …

By |October 4th, 2010|Categories: Complexity|Tags: , |0 Comments

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