Predicting Traffic Congestion

Some guys in Germany have developed a system that takes real-time data from the Autobahn’s traffic state, and throws it into a simulation to predict traffic conditions 30 and 60 minutes into the future. According to the New Scientist article where I found the link, the traffic model they’ve developed is the most realistic around.

That is totally fucking cool. I predict that technology this cool will never make it to the United States because we’re a bunch of assholes.