Researchers hope AI can alleviate interstate traffic jams
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Researchers at Vanderbilt University and other schools around the country are conducting an experiment in Nashville next week to try to decrease the number of stop-and-go traffic jams on a local interstate.
According to Vanderbilt, the experiment will deploy up to 100 cars equipped with adaptive cruise control technology along a 4-mile stretch of Interstate 24 during morning rush hour.
Previous research has shown that artificial intelligence-equipped vehicles can help smooth traffic flow.
The experiment next week will help researchers determine whether the traffic improvements from the smaller experiment can be replicated on a much larger scale.
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