Cycling is one of the greenest modes of transportation in urban areas. New technology introduced to Bike Share programs is helping to make it even more convenient. In Atlanta, Georgia, a new “smart bike” is being tested that allows users to track available bikes via GPS, and unlock them with mobile phones.
Rush hour can be a drag, but one Swedish city has come up with a smart solution. Trafik Stockholm is a system of cameras, sensors, and computer networks that analyzes real time data and traffic conditions. The system can modify traffic signals and give drivers more efficient routes in order to reduce traffic on congested roadways.
Bridges and roads endure a lot of wear and tear, which is why Dow scientists have developed technologies for increasing traction and visibility, and preventing damage from corrosion. These up front investments result in massive long-term savings and let all of us drive with a little more peace of mind.