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There will necessarily be a transition period as we move
from human-driven cars to driverless cars. As part of this
transition, I propose we ignore the problem of driverless
cars for a moment and instead start with centralized
traffic control. Every used and new car should be
retrofitted with an on-dash traffic light system,
GPS signals and receiving traffic control information. As
car approaches an intersection, the in-car system would
notify the driver whether they're allowed to proceed.
This means you'll never again have to wait at a red light
when there's nobody there, long before we're ready to let
computers to be our eyes and hands controlling the car
Pedestrian signals would feed into the same system.
Audi Traffic Lights Online system
Seems to have most of what is described in the idea. [tatterdemalion, Apr 10 2017]
[tatterdemalion, Apr 10 2017]
Picture in dash
[theircompetitor, Apr 10 2017]
||Hmmm ... State regulates what lights you can have on the outside of your car, and vaguely enforces some other lighting restrictions regarding vehicles.
I can envision young drivers adding extra disco effects inside their vehicles to add to the decor.
||Duplicate light info for the cell phone, which 86% of drivers (in Washington DC) are looking at to the exclusion of the dash, the traffic, pedestrians or anything else. [+]