Joint MIT/Princeton Researchers Develop Mobile System To Help You Avoid Red Lights & Save Gas While Driving

The new system is called SignalGuru and it aims to capture images while you are driving to relay information about stop lights. Emmanouil Koukoumidis, a visiting researcher at MIT who led the project, said that the application’s use can easily spread beyond just traffic signal capture to include parking spaces, city bus paths, or various gas stations. It works by placing a bracket on a car’s dashboard that will hold your smartphone in order to capture images as you’re driving.