Rutgers, UCLA Awarded $2 Million to Develop Smart Technology that Reduces Urban Congestion, Air Pollution

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant worth nearly $2 million to Rutgers and UCLA to develop intelligent metropolitan traffic management technology that reduces urban traffic congestion and air pollution. Using wireless computer networking, the technology will monitor traffic flow and air quality, and then in response, recommend alternate routes to drivers via on-board navigation devices. The technology could also offer drivers incentives to follow different routings that balance overall flow and temper pollution hot-spots.