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­niversity Professor Creates Facebook-Like Traffic Site

The On-Line Network-Enabled Intelligent Transportation Systems (ONE-ITS), a new social media platform for sharing information about traffic problems in a city, is open to anyone who wants to join.

The universities of Toronto and Regina and the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry, and Education collaborated on the development of ONE-ITS. A Facebook-like platform, ONE-ITS enables users to share their expertise and data on transportation and research, with an eye toward fixing traffic problems.

"If there's a problem on the freeway, people can know about it," says University of Toronto professor Baher Abdulhai. Users will be able to communicate with each other, perform research, and devise solutions for traffic issues.

"The whole motivation is to reverse this fragmentation of ideas and promote the integration of ideas and views of experts," Abdulhai says. ONE-ITS will be provided to 15 universities across Canada and the United States.

From Computerworld Canada
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