Makes a lot of sense, when you think about it. Years ago they put rubber hoses across the road to count cars passing down the road. They could count the cars and make an educated guess as to their speed. But only for that ONE spot.
Aggregated traffic pattern analysis gleaned from actual users GPS track logs could provide a lot of useful data to city and road designers when they design traffic systems.
There's potential for Big Brother abuse of course, but this could provide some very valuable information.
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