Reserving a Spot Through the Intersection

Everyday, Americans use computers to book hotel rooms, airfares, seats at concert and soon maybe even spots through an intersection. In a recent MSNBC article, researchers are developing software in which a car’s onboard computer will “talk” to intersections around a city. By evaluating where a person is traveling, the computer will talk to each individual intersection, reserving times to pass through. If a time slot is available near the time the car will arrive at the intersection than the car may pass but if is full the car will either have to stop or find an alternative intersection. The concept sounds great in theory, keeping track of cars as they enter and exit the most dangerous locations on the road but time will only tell if this technology will be used in mass. My only question is, will certain drivers get VIP status to these intersection events?

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