Getting a real-time picture of traffic—both auto and pedestrian—is a daunting but necessary task for cities looking to streamline how people get around. A new system uses our ubiquitous cell phones to figure out where things are congested.
Electric vehicles are about to explode in popularity, with car companies as diverse as Ford, Tesla, Fisker, and Toyota working on bringing new models to market in the next few years. But with the growth of these vehicles comes a problem: how can everyone in, say, New York City plug in their cars at night for recharging without overloading the electrical grid? The Smart Charger Controller may provide a solution.