This article shows a new technology by Honda aimed to prevent traffic jams. It does so by offering feedback to the driver to stop driving styles that would cause traffic jams.
Traffic jams usually aren’t caused by one single event, it’s a combination of many small decisions by each driver responding to something else. This is why I’m kind of skeptical about this new technology. It’s a terrific idea, who ever wants to be stuck in traffic? I think it’s a far shot to say that a few cars with this technology isn’t going to eliminate traffic jams. Even, suppose, every car has this technology equipped, according to the article, it seems to be only a heads-up display merely suggesting a certain driving style. Nothing prevents people from driving as they wish.
To me, it seems like a waste of time trying to develop this. I’m going to take the bus or subway if I want to avoid traffic. It’s something that comes with driving a car.