Crowdsourcing Your Commute

A new study explores how commuters in one California city share travel information via specialized social networks, accessible from mobile apps.
Drivers in San Jose, California (the state’s third largest city, after Los Angeles and San Diego), not only reached their destinations faster by staying connected with other drivers, they were also less impatient about getting there, the study, released Monday by the New Cities Foundation, reported. The study provides insight into how social networking — mostly used in our downtime now — might help make cities and commuters more efficient during working hours.