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Frank Lee 12-29-2016 03:26 AM

A Whole. Nubber. Lebbel.
Driver boasts cruising through 240 consecutive green lights |

cowmeat 12-29-2016 06:49 AM

In contrast, here in Lakeland Florida there are only 10 lights and a couple of stop signs on my 19 mile route to work, which takes about 30 minutes.

I make it a point to time the lights to catch the green on all ten lights every morning and every evening, and most days I only have to stop for the signs. Every once in a while I get stopped by a train, though.

gone-ot 12-29-2016 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 530721)

"Location, location, location."

Fat Charlie 12-29-2016 12:44 PM

Timing, timing, timing. At 3:30 in the morning you don't have to try too hard.

jamesqf 12-29-2016 12:54 PM

Don't know whether to congratulate him, or pity him for living in a place where a reasonable drive would take you through that many lights. Unless I drove around in circles, I'd be in another state before I even got close. Heck, I could probably make it into Canada (on non-interstates, maybe a thousand miles) without cracking 100.

freebeard 12-30-2016 01:01 AM

It's called 'riding the green wave'.

Have you noticed that both BMW and Audi are claiming their system is a first in this country when Eugene Oregon had I'magreendriver years ago, which became Enlighten:

Audi’s new traffic light countdown seems basic, but it’s a big step for autonomy

LAS VEGAS—“You go and you build it in California, but where are you gonna test it? You’re gonna test it in Nevada.”
Southern Nevada’s RTC sends traffic light data to a third-party company called Traffic Technology Services, or TTS, a Beaverton, Oregon-based company formed three years ago by a German firm that had been doing traffic consulting in Europe. TTS analyzes RTC's data and makes signal timing predictions. TTS then sends these predictions, as well as confidence levels for the predictions, to Audi’s Modular Backend Kit (MBB), which validates cars requesting traffic signal information and sends that information along over a 4G LTE connection after a successful validation.

Potential San Jose test subjects shouldn’t be too nervous. About 100 municipalities already give Connected Signals access to their signaling data streams, and half of those open up the firm’s number crunching to the public, giving individual cars access to predictive traffic light tech.
Usually it takes a New Yorker to be as full of themselves as Las Vegas is here.

Edit: Here's a third link that give proper credit to Green Driver and Eugene.

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