AI Seen Helping to Reduce Pollution, Save Fuel, Ease Traffic 


Researchers applying AI techniques, smart cameras and sensors to find ways to better manage traffic, save fuel and ease traffic. (Credit: Getty Images)
By AI Trends Staff  
Vehicles stopping for red lights, idling as they wait for the signal lights to change and accelerating to get back up to speed wastes fuel and adds pollutants to the air. Idling vehicles waste more than 6 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel combined every year, according to Department of Energy (DOE) estimates.  
Seeking a better way, the DOE last year awarded $1.89 million to researchers a