Photo: gridlock in New York City
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

When there is a huge traffic jam, deliveries are late. Ambulances struggle to reach the scene of emergencies. What can be done to alleviate the problem of global gridlock, especially in developing countries?

Rooted in the idea that developing countries such as China and India will eventually be overrun with cars, researchers at Ford and MIT are trying to find a solution.

“We want to try to solve the problems that matter,” said MIT professor of mechanical and ocean engineering John Leonard. “We want the world to bring the problems to our doorstep so we can try to solve them.”

Read more about the MIT/Ford Alliance.

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