How Engineers are Fighting Traffic

May 28, 2015 at 1:21 pm 1 comment


We have been asked NJIT to post this great and informative infrographic that they have produced.  As you may know 25% of road congestion is caused by traffic collisions. Autonomous cars are one of the many technologies that will hopefully lead to a reduction in collisions and congestion. The Google car is said to have only been involved in 11 accidents during the 1.7 million miles the cars have traveled.

As you can see, by 2050 70% of populace will drive 4 million vehicles through urban areas and this is just one of the reasons that it is critical for the congestion problems to be improved. The graphic also shows many of the ways that engineers are trying to overcome this national problem.

Road Congestion Relief: How Engineers are Fighting Traffic (Click on InfoGraphic for larger view)

Congested roadways are common problems that all drivers have to deal with. Whether commuting to work or enjoying a leisurely drive through the city, it is a problem that causes a great deal of stress and unnecessary frustration. However, while it is still a large problem, many engineers are dedicating their time and resources to identifying why this problem exists and what they can do to make the problem more manageable for drivers in everyday situations. By understanding the statistics that surround road congestion problems, both engineers and drivers will be that much closer to determining how a solution can be reached. To learn more about how engineers are helping relieve traffic congestion problems, checkout the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Masters in Civil Engineering Online degree program.

 

Road-Congestion-Relief-Infographic_final

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Entry filed under: Civil Engineering, civil engineering blog, Civil Engineering Issues, Education, GPS, Highway Engineering, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, US Infrastructure.

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  • 1. Aaron Kriegerson  |  November 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for your article and infographic about how civil engineers play a vital role in our transportation infrastructure. I have a sister that graduated in civil engineering and specialized in transportation. I was amazed at how much research is done before new roads are constructed and the time it took to design them properly. I think it’s something that many Americans take fro granted. Thanks again for your post.

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