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Jakarta Post

Synchronized traffic lights could be the answer

  /   Sat, June 27 2009   /  11:13 am

Random and uncoordinated traffic light systems in the city have been blamed for worsening traffic gridlock in the city, an expert from the University of Indonesia said Thursday. "The current random system creates more disruptions because it fails to take into account crucial factors," research manager from the Computer Sciences Faculty, Wisnu Jatmiko, told The Jakarta Post during an expo at the Jakarta Convention Center. Wisnu said the current periodic change of traffic lights should take the number and speed of vehicles into account. Wisnu also said that traffic flow was disrupted by other traffic lights located at nearby crossroads. "The city does not apply standard mathematical models to control the function of traffic lights," he said. Researchers from the university have initiated a mathematical model to solve traffic problems in the city. The research...