Sure, self-driving (flying?) cars are the future, but if everything and everyone are connected, why do we need lights?

“In the long term, you could wonder why we even need traffic lights,” says Stiller, who predicts that every car will be equipped with communications within 30 years. “If all traffic participants will be equipped with communication devices, one could think about abolishing traffic lights. But you need a fallback solution for pedestrians who don’t have a mobile phone.”

And what happens if communications drops out or someone uses a short-range EMP?

Read the article at ReadWrite Web

Image: William Warby


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