How To Beat Traffic Mathematically

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Brandon Hansen has an interesting article about traffic where he analyzes data that he recorded for a period of a year. He kept track of his departure and arrival times both to and from work. After a detailed analysis, he concludes that he can save over 30 hours per year by simply moving his schedule out a half-hour!!

traffic diagram

Perhaps one day our cars will be able to track and analyze traffic data for us automatically and tell us when the best time to leave the house is.