In Canada, drivers’ Bluetooth transmissions used for real-time congestion info

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Government innovations such as Egypt's Cairo Transport App Challenge have seen the crowds tapped for solutions to traffic congestion. However, the City of Calgary is now making use of their citizens' communication tools by trialling its Bluetooth traffic tracking program, harnessing data anonymously from drivers' cell phones. The Canadian authority has installed the system along the Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, which picks up publicly available information from drivers passing through with the Bluetooth on their phones enabled. Using this data, the system determines how long it takes the average driver to travel down the trail, therefore providing real-time information on…

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