Ants’ world as inspiration for solving traffic-jams - 03/01/2011

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While carrying out an experiment, German scientists discovered that ants use an efficient system to combat traffic-jams. Ants warn one another when it is busy by pushing each other towards a different, less busy road. They actually warn each other. Although motorists cannot push one another off the road like ants do, the scientists say that cars could nevertheless communicate with one another and inform each other of the traffic conditions that they are going to get into. Motorists can then opt for a different route, so that a congestion can be prevented.