Although traffic lights aid in the management of traffic flow, they may not always be the most environmentally beneficial solution in every situation. What exactly do we mean by this? Essentially, when stopped at a traffic signal, an automobile remains idling while the light has illuminated red. As a result, gasoline is being consumed by cars as they wait for the light to turn green again. To solve this problem Google wants to use AI to improve traffic light management.
Essentially, this means that cars are consuming fuel for no discernible cause, thereby contributing to environmental pollution. Nonetheless, Google has decided to perform a test in Israel where they will utilize artificial intelligence to try. Google make AI traffic light more efficient by researching and observing traffic movement. And then using that data to attempt and timing the lights more efficiently as a result of their findings.
In a pilot programme that has tested in Israel in partnership with the municipalities of Haifa and Beer-Sheva as well as the Israel National Roads Company. The company claims that by implementing artificial intelligence. They were able to achieve a 10-20 percent reduction in fuel consumption. As well as an increase in intersection delay time. In a way, this makes sense, because if a car can travel from point A to point B without having to stop. The quantity of fuel spent should, in theory, be less than it would otherwise be.
We believe that unless the entire world transitions to electric vehicles, gasoline-powered automobiles will continue to be the standard in the near future. Google has stated that they plan to test this technology in Rio de Janeiro. And that they are in discussions with other cities across the world as well.