November 11, 2008

Traffic sensors tap into mobile technology

| | Comments (0)

copenhagen, amager, elbagade, damn useless mobile phone from nokia
image by svanes

Nokia yesterday started implementing a mobile experiment that turns your device into a community traffic sensor. By downloading software, GPS-enabled devices can receive real-time traffic info as well as output their own location-based data to contribute to the Nokia community of drivers.

"Nokia says the user-generated data is completely anonymous. Researchers are protecting personal data by stripping individual device identifiers from the transmitted traffic data, by using strong encryption and by drawing data only from targeted roadways where traffic information is needed."

Just an experiment for now, but Nokia is planning on expanding it with time.

Leave a comment

(moderated for inappropriateness)